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

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.

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

Daycares in Finland are going vegan

Eccorazzi

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

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.

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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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.

The Fastest Way to Success isn’t what we Think.

Elephant Journal

Arts Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality artists creativity Day for Failure failure fear of failing Finland honesty key to successI’m tired of saying “sorry” as often as “thank you.”.

2016 107

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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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

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?

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

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.

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 turban

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Kayaker Saves Owl From Freezing to Death

Eccorazzi

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

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.

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The Global Village Construction Set

Celsias

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

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.

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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.

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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.

2012 176

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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Creating 100% Renewable Transport Systems

Green (Living) Review

Guy Dauncey explores how to make transport systems 100% renewable - getting rid of fossil fuels and creating sustainable cities. Last week I started to explore the possibility that British Columbia could become a 100% renewable energy region, as 140 regions in Germany are planning to become.

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Russian Karelia aims to shift to alternative energy

Green (Living) Review

In general, neighboring Finland is a key to the modernization of Karelia. Karelia, January 2011: In three years, alternative energy sources are to form the backbone of the region’s energy consumption, Dr. Andrei Nelidov, Head of the Republic of Karelia, said in his New Year’s address.

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.

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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Could co-operatives replace private business to create a stronger economy?

Green (Living) Review

In Finland, the co-operative sector is said to account for 21% of GDP, in Switzerland 16% and in Sweden 13%. The Greene Hill Food Co-op, New York Photo © The Nabe Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK.

2014 173

The future of the EU

Green (Living) Review

Finland is, according to rumors circulating in the middle of March 2016, considering leaving the Euro. And it is not just in the UK and, maybe, Finland that anti-EU sentiments are fermenting, whether among the people or even the governments.

2016 130

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.

2017 88

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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Fiskars SmartFit™P68 – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fiskars SmartFit™?

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.

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.

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.

Obama and the Nordic Countries Agree on Climate Change Goal

Celsias

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.”

Breathtaking New Museum Commemorates Polish Jews on Warsaw Ghetto Site

Green Prophet

Designed by Finland’s Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, this beautiful new building aims to educate, commemorate, and display Polish Jewish history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Australia is Underfunding Biodiversity Conservation

Celsias

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.

CUTTING EDGE TOOLS FOR EVERY GARDENER

Green (Living) Review

Founded in 1649, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company. Fiskars, one the UK’s leading gardening tool suppliers, is proud to unveil its exciting new PowerGear™ X range.

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Nido offers cozy retreat away from home

EcoFriend

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.

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

Celsias

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.