Sustainable Sweden Association
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- Torbjörn Lahti – Chairman
- Gunnar Brundin – Co founder
- Lena Lindahl – Japan Representative
- Stig Valter Karlsson – China Representative
- Adane Negash – Ethiopia Representative
- Sardu Bajracharya – Nepal Representative
- Svante Lejon – Tanzania Representative
- Cynthia Contie – North America Representative
- Susanne Eriksson – English tour guide
- Mona Pettersson Lahti – Artistic designer for SuS
Interns in Sustainable Sweden :
- Maxime Sourdin (2013/2014) – French
- Guilherme Bleu (2016/2017) – French
- Diane Rougé (2017) – French
- Manon Salé (2018) – French
- Léa Goupil (2018) – French
- Margot Renard (2018) – Belgian
- Camille Mossard (2019) – French
Turn to Torbjörn for questions about the Sustainable Sweden Association and the organization of Tours.Read More about Torbjörn
Phone: +46 70 33 66 963
Mail : torbjorn(at)sustainablesweden.org
Board Member and Japan Representative
Contact Lena for questions regarding Tours in Japan or with japanese participants or for more information about her work in Link & Learn International.Read More about Lena
In 2002 Lena initiated Sustainable Sweden Tours for Japanese speakers. She welcomes visitors from Japan to Sweden all year round, making study visit programs to all parts of Sweden and accompanying guests as interpreter. In Uppsala she handles technical visit requests to the City of Uppsala from China and other countries. In addition, Lena arranges study visits to Japan for politicians, media and others. Since the Fukushima nuclear accident she arranged and accompanied several visits to the disaster hit areas.
Lena is a popular lecturer on green issues speaking to Japanese audiences about Swedish initiatives to achieve sustainable development. In Sweden she talks about the energy and environment situation in Japan as well as cultural aspects of daily life and work in Japan.
Lena provides research, planning, introductions and interpretation for media representatives or others looking for navigation in the sustainability community in Japan. By accessing sources available only in Japanese she can tap into a broad variety of information and add a competitive edge to foreign sustainability intiatives in the country.
Mail : lena(at)sustainablesweden.org
Site : Link & Learn International
Stig Valter Karlsson
Board Member and China Representative
Mail : stigvalter(at)sustainablesweden.org
Turn to him for questions regarding Ethiopia or SSDE.
Adane is an Information Designer Scientist and Public Relation – PR Expert. He is one of the two founders of a charity organization – Sustainable Sweden Association Ethiopia / Sustainable Sweden Development Ethiopia (SSAE/SSDE). He is also an Executive Director, Tour Leader and Senior Consultant. Adane has joined Sustainable Sweden in 1992 and is now one of its principal members. He has more than 20 years of experience working with Eco-municipalities.
Adane owns a company specializing in trade of sustainable products between Sweden and Ethiopia.
Mail : adane(at)sustainablesweden.org
Phone : +46 73 814 50 63
Sardu Bajracharya is an environmental scientist and a GIS/Remote sensing expert. She is the founder of a non-profit organization ‘Sustainable Nepal’. As a member of Sustainable Sweden, she hopes to enable the sharing of experiences and knowledge of sustainable development between the two countries.Read More about Sardu
Mail : sardu(at)sustainablenepal.com
Phone : +46 76 133 88 35
Svante is SuS’s newest member. He actively cooperates with the tanzanian NGO Jenga Jamii Foundation (JJF) towards establishing sustainable strategies in the country.Read More about Svante
As one of the two founders of Esam, Gunnar Brundin has more than 25 years of experience of working with eco-municipalities. He is an environment and quality Lead Auditor at the Technical Research Institute of Sweden – SP Certification.
Mail : gunnar.brundin(at)esam.se
English tour guide
Susanne Eriksson is consultant and educator with a wide competence in sustainable development. She has years of experience in strategic environmental development in business settings, especially from a small business point of view. Additionally, Susanne has deep knowledge in Swedish environmental law, capable of presenting law text in simpler language. Since many years, she also plans and conducts Sustainable Sweden Tours between foremost USA and Sweden regarding sustainable development.
Mail : susanne(at)sustainablesweden.org
Mona’s contribution in changing the world in a sustainable direction is primarily expressed through images, illustrations, photos and print layouts. This assignment is coupled with her other job – as an art teacher, since 20 years back.
Mail : mona(at)sustainablesweden.org
Interns in Sustainable Sweden
Throughout the last years, Sustainable Sweden has welcomed several interns interested in working with and learning about practical examples of Sustainable Development in the Nordic countries.
Intern from August 2013 to April 2014
As a third year student of undergraduate studies in the Institute of Political Science in Rennes (France), Guilherme participated in the Sustainable Sweden Tour of February/March 2017 with the delegation from Montréal (Canada). He was responsible for the translation of SuS’s website.
Mail : guilherme.bleu(at)gmail.com
Intern from August 2017 to December 2017