Birding Finland on the Fly

10,000 Birds

Here’s his third stop: In June of 2013, we arrived in Helsinki, the capital and largest city in Finland, and our third destination on our European getaway. The spectacle, hosted by The Association of Samba Schools in Finland, includes over 1,000 dancers and musicians and draws a crowd of 20-30,000 with the goal of promoting Samba in Finland. And, as appears to be the case in most cities in Finland, wildlife and nature is only steps away! Trips Europe Finland

Daycares in Finland are going vegan


YLE reports that Helsinki’s City Board has approved a year-long vegan food trial at 20 of the capital’s daycare centres. Their looking to determine the cost of providing vegan food to young ones, which has been roughly calculated to run 4.40 euros more per day for the offered breakfast, lunch, and snack. Many city daycare facilities provide vegetarian meals, but will soon exclude the dairy and eggs previously offered.


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Why Everyone in Finland is Going Crazy for this Video (& Why we Should Care).

Elephant Journal

Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Europe Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Green Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only animal rights awareness Everyone in Finland family Finland for this Video Going Crazy happiness life norppalive rare animal species ringed seal seal travel video video stream Why we Should Care WWF

The Finland Phenomenon

The Green Changemakers

Is this attitude true of all schools in Finland? education agenda : Finland does not give their kids standardized tests. Finland does not have a culture of negative accountability for their teachers. Finland has a culture of collaboration between schools, not competition. Finland has no private schools. This also makes Finland's education more affordable than it is in the US. Compulsory school in Finland doesn't begin until children are 7 years old.

Finland promises to cut emissions with 80% by 2050

Green Blog

Earlier this month, the parliament in Finland passed a new climate change act that obliges the country to reduce its emissions with 80 percent by 2050. Ville Niinisto, the Minister of the Environment, said that the new climate change legislation "is an attempt to establish Finland as a leader in low-carbon society." The new climate change act mainly targets the public sector and does not impose any new obligations on businesses or other operators in Finland.

Solar Innovation Wins Top Prize In Finland

Eco Friendly Daily

Finland’s Technology Academy awards a Millennium Technology Prize every two years. The president of Finland’s Technology Academy, Dr. Ainomaija Haarla, stated: “The constraint of solar energy has traditionally been its price. This year the three finalists included a solar energy invention which eventually won the top prize. A Professor from the Lausanne Federal Technology Institute in Switzerland won the top prize of 800,000 euros.

Study: Owls In Finland Changing Due To Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

As detailed in the recently published study in the journal Nature Communications, tawny owls in Finland may already be adapting to increasing temperatures through their plumage colors. The study analyzed data collected on tawny owls over the past thirty years across Finland. However, the study found that as winters of Finland become warmer, there is an increasing number of brown tawny owls.

Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer

Green Traveler Guides

All Austria Bergen Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Hohenems Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Norway Pays de la Meije Potsdam Schwarzenberg Thiré Bergen International Festival Dans Les Jardin De William Christie Eco classical music festivals in Europe Festival Europe 2015 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen Graffenegg Festival green classical music festivals in Europe Herrenchiemsee Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Musikrestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Schubertiade

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All 4 Band Members have Down Syndrome & They’re Punk as F*ck! {Video}

Elephant Journal

The members of this 4-piece punk band from Finland all have Down Syndrome. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only autism autistic awareness band compassion Down Syndrome equal rights equality Finland life music punk punk rock song Some of them are on the autism spectrum as well.

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How much does the Internet contribute to global warming and can we switch to carbon neutral servers?

Green Prophet

A group of international bloggers from cleantech media, Grist, Treehugger and Green Prophet visiting a power plant in Finland. We were to spend several days in Finland learning about its bold and practical solutions to doing better business by the environment. .

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Europe’s 6 best ‘green’ classical music festivals in summer 2016

Green Traveler Guides

All Austria Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Graz Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Ljubljana Pays de la Meije Slovenia best classical music festivals in Europe 2016 Festival Europe 2016 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen 2016 Grafenegg Festival 2016 Herrenchiemsee Festival 2016 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2016 Ljubljana Festival 2016 Styriarte 2016

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Finnair to make longest commercial biofuel flight

Green Traveler Guides

Airlines Amsterdam Europe Finland Helsinki Netherlands News aviation biofuel Finnair| Green Travel News |. A Finnair flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki next week will be the longest commercial biofuel flight flown anywhere in the world to date. “We We want to be a pioneer in sustainable development in air transport.

Nurmi Is Finnish for Fabulous – Thoughtfully Fabulous.

Eco Chic

As of now, we’re the only Finnish fashion company to produce eco-jeans in Finland with hemp and organic cotton.” turban Finland finnish Nurmi organic cotton turbanThe organic cotton Aino shrug is made by folding a square fabric into a knit, so there’s no cutting, and therefore, no waste. Nurmi is a Finnish eco fashion company that makes a strictly edited line of pieces that are mostly seasonless and meant to last.

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Why Finnish Tap Water Is Shipped to Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

In 2004, for example, Nord Water of Finland bottled and shipped 1.4 Business & Politics Water Finland Middle East Saudi Arabia waterRola asks why the Middle East is consuming so much bottled water. Time to fix the tap?

The Reason why you Should Use that Precious Voice of Yours.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Right Livelihood europe Finland immigrant instagram midterm politics right to vote trump women's rightYears ago, a friend of mine, my best friend actually, stated, “I’m not gonna vote anymore, because it doesn't change anything. It's a waste of time.”.

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Nuclear Piranhas Eat Their Own

Green Blog

This debacle is piled on top of the disastrous nuclear projects that are unravelling in Olkiluoto, Finland and Flamanville, France where Areva are trying to build their new “Nuclear Renaissance” power plants. Energy Areva EDF Finland France Fukushima nuclear nuclear energy nuclear industry nuclear scandal UK uranium mine

A critical analysis of future nuclear reactors designs

Green Blog

The end result has been the size and scale of nuclear projects has ballooned in size, as has the costs of new nuclear build (the following video offers a humorous if foul mouthed appraisal of the situation regarding the Olkiluoto reactor in Finland, first of the new (don’t laugh) nuclear renaissance). Once upon a time I used to be a fan of nuclear energy. As far as I saw it, nuclear energy was the silver bullet solution to all of our energy problems and more.

Kayaker Saves Owl From Freezing to Death


While kayaking in Lake Tuusula in Finland recently, Pentti Taskinen spotted something jutting out of the water. As he came closer, he realized it was an owl. Read More The post Kayaker Saves Owl From Freezing to Death appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

The Global Village Construction Set


Just because sometimes we need to feel that anything is possible and that we can make it happen.Thanks to our reader in Finland who sent us this

Can we have too many trees?

Green (Living) Review

Arguments about relative tree cover – Norway, the most comparable northern European country, has 33% tree cover; Finland 73% – aren’t totally convincing, as there’s something to be said for abnormality. The mountaineers will still have their views (magnificent peaks tower above any natural tree line ), and hunters will have more wildlife to kill, if they really must (Finland’s forests support 300,000 hunters; Norway shoots more grouse than Scotland ).

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Whooper Winterland

10,000 Birds

They are popular birds, and are the National Bird of Finland. It’s Christmas Day and all through the house people are eating and lounging about. So a long detailed post on the second part of my day in Bangkok will have to wait, but a post still needs to be written. Fortunately this weekend I was lucky enough to visit Martin Mere in Lancashire, a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve.

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Google Keeps Cool with Ocean Water

Wend Magazine

Google’s new data center, located in Finland, is cooled using a readily available resource: the ocean. Instead of using refrigerants and compressors (common cooling techniques) to cool down the heat generated by tons of servers, the data center uses granite tunnels to bring in ocean water, which is then, according to eco geek , funneled “into heat exchangers where the water absorbs the heat to keep the equipment cool.&#.

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

10,000 Birds

The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

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How Finnish Schools are Trouncing the US Education System with More Recess & Fewer Tests [Infographic]

Elephant Journal

“There’s No Homework In Finland.” ” *Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education

Is the special issue a joke too?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear Dr. Whitehead, The journal Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is currently running a special issue entitled "Environmental Law and Sustainability" Dr. Kamrul Hossain , of the University of Lapland (Finland), is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

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Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

While countries like Finland have committed to a legally binding 80% cut by 2050 , most larger nations—the US and China included—are really only talking about modest cuts at this stage. The recent joint announcement that China and the US would both commit to curbing their carbon emissions was a welcome signal that the tide is turning on international climate action. It was also, however, a reminder of just how pitiful most countries'' clean energy ambitions really are.

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Env-Econ: The Nobel Nomination

Environmental Economics

In response to the overwhelming grassroots interest we've received we have in being nominated for a Nobel Prize in honor of our contribution to the promulgation of environmental economics in the blogosphere, I've done some research. I Googled 'Nobel Prize in Economic Scence nomination'--I would've Google 'Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel' but I can never remember the real name.that will change when we win). 

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Solar Cell Inventor Wins $1M Millennium Prize

Solar Power Ninja

Graetzel cells provide a more affordable way of harnessing solar energy,” said Ainomaija Haarla, president of the Technology Academy of Finland. Professor of photonics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, Michael Graetzel, won the Millennium Technology Prize of $1.07 million for his invention – dye-sensitized solar cells, which he calls “Graetzel cells.” ” “The constraint of solar energy has traditionally been its price.

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Green City Solutions from Dresden wins Europe’s founder price in the circular economy

Green (Living) Review

Six finalists from Germany, Finland, France and UK presented their pitches before the jury and audience. Since 2014, Green Alley, a subsidiary of Landbell AG, has annually honoured ideas that address waste and resource management with its Green Alley Award in conjunction with several award partners: the crowdfunding platform Seedmatch, the London-based accelerator programme Bethnal Green Ventures and the European Recycling Platform (ERP) Finland.

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I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

Environmental Economics

The seven finalists -- Columbus, Ohio; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and. On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. Intelligent Community of the Year. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

How the Production of Foie Gras Impacts the Health of Ducks and Geese


However, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, most provinces of Austria and Israel have all unilaterally banned the production of foie gras, plus its sale in restaurants.

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What is the State Bird of Alaska?

10,000 Birds

The Willow Ptarmigan, which is the most numerous, can also be found in Russia, Finland, Scandinavia, and Canada. Though many people joke that the mosquito is the Alaskan state bird, in fact it is the much more pleasant Willow Ptarmigan. In 1955 – before Alaska was a state – the Territory’s leaders in charge of drafting a constitution allowed schoolchildren to choose what would eventually become the state bird.

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10,000 Birds

Talking to Jan Södersved the editor of the Birdlife Finland magazine Linnut whilst we were both in Portugal in early October suggested that all of the owl species in Finland had had a very productive breeding season. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for owls. Wander through my front door and glance upwards and you’ll find at least two watching you, a Tawny Owl and a Barn Owl , both sadly gathered as roadkills. Above our fireplace is a large painting of a Barn Owl.

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The European Christmas Bird Count

10,000 Birds

Barnacle geese breed mainly on the Arctic islands of the North Atlantic, while the nearest wintering areas also lie along the northern coasts of Europe: the Netherlands and the Baltic Sea (Estonia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden). I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked.

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Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas in Nordic Countries

Green (Living) Review

Fossil power plants in Finland and Denmark act as swing-producers, helping to meet demand when hydropower production in Norway and Sweden falls due to dry weather. Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations.

The Greatest Wolverine Video, Ever

Nature Conservancy - Science

And if you really must tick a wolverine off your life list, there’s always Finland. Yes, Finland. If there’s one animal that is the symbol of wilderness, of all that is fierce and untamed, it’s the wolverine. It’s tough. It wanders huge distances in the most inaccessible country. And it is incredibly difficult to see. But spend time in wild country, and you might get lucky. Like the folks who took the video above. Related Articles. Where to See 10 Impossibly Elusive Mammals.

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International Support For Obama’s Climate Promises

Sierra Club Compass

Partially located within in the North Arctic Circle and including the Danish territory of Greenland, glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and communities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden will need to adapt and fight back. The good news came this week, when President Obama visited Sweden and met with the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to discuss a number of topics, including the environment, trade, and the Middle East.

Douze points

10,000 Birds

You may recall that the hosts Sweden had some pedigree in this competition when Abba won with “Waterloo”, but their Scandinavian neighbours have been guilty of some dreadful entries including , the shame of Finland, Lordi and “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Tonight, Malmo hosts the high camp drama that is the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a celebration of trite, ridiculous and frankly disturbing pop music. This is the Czech Republic entry for 2009; [link].

Obama and the Nordic Countries Agree on Climate Change Goal


President Obama and leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden said they share the goal of reaching a binding global climate agreement by 2015, noting that taking action on climate change, domestically and internationally, “requires mobilizing scaled up climate finance.” President Obama met with the King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden before flying to St. Petersburg for the G-20 Summit.

The Furniture of Eero Saarinen

Green Furniture Home Design

At the age of thirteen, Eero Saarinen arrived in America with his family from Finland. Eero studied sculpture and furniture design at Cranbrook Academy, a school his architect father, Eilel, co-founded in Michigan. The young Saarinen also studied in Paris 1 and at the Yale School of Architecture 2 before returning to Cranbrook Academy to teach.

Australia is Underfunding Biodiversity Conservation


It’s not the only rich country to feature low on the list (Finland, for example, also did pretty badly) but it’s a troubling result for a nature-conscious, developed country with a treasure trove of biodiversity. When it comes to biodiversity spending, Australia is one of the bottom 40 countries in the world.

Nido offers cozy retreat away from home


Micro Cabin in Finland. Micro Cabin in Finland. Micro Cabin in Finland. Finland imposes certain regulations that restrict small homes and cabins built without a permit from being larger than 96 to 128 square feet. Sonia Renthlei: A cozy retreat in the woods, surrounded by nature, is the ideal way to get away from a busy week. But not everyone can afford to build a cabin and what with the cost of materials and labor, the concept can seem pretty overwhelming.

Extreme Weather Cost EU's Transport System at Least 15 Billion Euros Annually


A study carried out by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland indicates that extreme weather conditions cost EU transport system at least €15 billion a year. Currently, the greatest costs incurred are from road accidents, with the associated material damage and psychological suffering. However, costs arising from accidents are expected to decrease in volume, though time-related costs attributable to delays are projected to increase.