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

Europe 149

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. Coal Energy Solutions International

Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

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.

Renew 165

Sierra Club India: Off-Grid Solar Wi-Fi

Sierra Club Compass

Thus far the only country in the world to enshrine Internet Access as a human right is Finland , where courts and the state are obliged to provide access. Here''s to the little guys shaking things up and making a big difference. -- Justin Guay, Sierra Club International.

India 83

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

Green (Living) Review

Perhaps, if co-ops replaced all private businesses, the crazy ‘race to the bottom’ (when companies compete to cut wages or emissions controls the fastest in order to sell cheaper products) of unregulated international competition would somehow melt away?

2014 165

The European Christmas Bird Count

10,000 Birds

How can it be, I asked someone from the Wetlands International, the IWC umbrella organization, only to learn that USA has its own scheme. words “international water closet” come to mind.

2019 162

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

Green (Living) Review

Last night in Berlin, Start-up Green City Solutions won the international Green Alley Award 2016, Europe's first founders award for the circular economy. Six finalists from Germany, Finland, France and UK presented their pitches before the jury and audience. This year’s lead partner is the European Recycling Platform (ERP) Finland, a recycling supplier for electrical and electronic equipment as well as batteries.

Europe 116

The future of the EU

Green (Living) Review

Then came the common currency, first the ECU, which was used only internally in the EU and its agencies, which then turned into the Euro. Finland is, according to rumors circulating in the middle of March 2016, considering leaving the Euro.

2016 130

Fiskars SmartFit™P68 – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

The group has a strong portfolio of respected international brands, including Fiskars, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fiskars SmartFit™?

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.

2013 105

Champions of the Flyway – the Dakar Rally of Birding

10,000 Birds

The 31 teams, 15 of them international and 16 local, set out as the clock struck midnight on March 24th, 2015 to scour the southern part of Israel for as many bird species as possible.

2015 267

CUTTING EDGE TOOLS FOR EVERY GARDENER

Green (Living) Review

Products are renowned worldwide for their functionality and cutting-edge design, and the group boasts a strong portfolio of trusted international brands such as Fiskars, Iittala, and Gerber. Founded in 1649, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company.

2017 163

CUTTING EDGE TOOLS FOR EVERY GARDENER

Green (Living) Review

Products are renowned worldwide for their functionality and cutting-edge design, and the group boasts a strong portfolio of trusted international brands such as Fiskars, Iittala, and Gerber. Founded in 1649, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company.

2017 151

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

The Green Changemakers

International Objectives Many countries are creating a climate conducive to international students’ interests and desires. billion was spent on tuition by international students in Canada.

2019 52

Put your feet up with the Fiskars Garden Light range

Green (Living) Review

The group has a strong portfolio of respected international brands, including Fiskars, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland''s oldest company. There is an old school of thought that gardening is sheer hard work.

2013 144

Fiskars reinvents mowers for reel gardeners

Green (Living) Review

The group has a strong portfolio of respected international brands, including Fiskars, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649 Fiskars is Finland''s oldest company. There was a time when powered lawn mowers were one of the best inventions in the gardening world.

2013 144

Norwegian coast guard board Greenpeace ship in the Arctic following 90 hour long protest

Green Blog

Because Esperanza was outside of Norwegian territorial waters, Greenpeace believes that the boarding violates international law. Earlier this week, a group of Greenpeace activists climbed onto an oil rig belonging to Statoil, a Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company.

Powerful Middle Eastern Graphics from Kuwait’s Mohammad Sharif

Green Prophet

Titled “Allowed”, the artwork created a buzz on social media sites and attracted international press attention. His stark image of a pair of covered women, designed to commemorate International Women’s Day (a global event to incite gender equality) invites wide interpretation.

Kuwait 109

Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks

Conservancy Talk

2016 is now set to be the warmest year on record [1]. In Europe, this observed climate change has already led to a wide range of impacts on the environment, economy and human health [2].

Europe 114

Awesome LEGO-like-hair bike helmet makes safety child’s play!

Green Prophet

This disconnect spurred people at international advertising giant DBB to devise a playful solution. They presented their findings in Finland last September at Safety 2016, the world conference on injury prevention and safety promotion.

2016 70

Credit rating agency downgrades nine Euro-zone countries

Green (Living) Review

The truth is that if Greece cannot persuade banks and insurers to accept voluntary losses on their bond holdings, a second international rescue package for the euro zone's most heavily indebted state will unravel, raising the prospect of bankruptcy in late March, when it has to redeem 14.4 The credit rating agency has put 14 Euro-zone states on negative outlook for a possible further downgrade, including France, Austria, and still triple-A-rated Finland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

2012 116

The Top 7 Environmentally Friendly Countries

Eco Friendly Daily

Measuring sustainability on an international scale is a task that requires placing what seems almost unmeasurable into neat columns and categories. Finland. Think Local, Act Global. Many of us think in broad gestures and grand schemes, especially when it comes to the environment.

Strike while the fire’s hot…

Green (Living) Review

The group has a strong portfolio of respected international brands, including Fiskars®, Iittala®, Gerber®, Silva®, and Buster®. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finlands oldest company. …Fiskars next generation axes – an evolution of craftmanship The past few years have seen a Renaissance for wood burning fires and stoves.

2010 115

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

out of a possible 100, followed by New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Iceland. What the United States and China have agreed on indeed sends an important message to the international community.

Qatar 109

UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

Germany, Ireland, Finland and Norway have a further 145MW between them. Wind has been the world's fastest-growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions to prevent climate change. · European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9

Study: Sea Level Rise Likely To Be Up To 63 Inches By 2100

Eco Friendly Daily

The Arctic Council includes the United States, Russia, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment program is behind the new study, a study which takes into consideration the last six years which has changed the projections.

IPCC 65

Diseases Caused by Air Pollution

Greentumble

It’s not Finland, with the cleanest recorded air in the world [2] , but the United States, for all of its checkered stances on environmental issues, has been one of the world’s leaders in air pollution reduction, at least of particulate emissions from industry and vehicles.

2018 54

Corruption on the increase in Britain?

Green (Living) Review

Recently we saw the publication of the Transparency International annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the UK is now 20th in the index. Over the same period as Britain's dramatic fall, four of the top five have remained the same: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore all scoring over 9.0, We seem to be learning from the Afghans for sure and not just in the field of corruption and the taking of bribes.

2010 109

World Happiness Report 2013

The Green Changemakers

Finland, Austria, Iceland, and Australia rounded out the top 10. In this Report, the OECD explains the thinking behind their new international standard guidelines for measuring well-being, and the office of the UN Human Development Report explains its own approach to the issue.

2013 52

Significant results from the Baltic Ecovillage Project

The Green Changemakers

Aimed at fostering the development of ecovillages as a more sustainable way of living in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region, the project has been implemented by project partners from Lithuania (the lead partner), Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden.

Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice

The Green Changemakers

News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness. Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. by John de Graaf The study of happiness is experiencing a boom.

2009 81

Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

Green Prophet

The international ranking is based on detailed analysis of key attributes such as health and safety, infrastructure, price levels, the cultural offer, environmental protection and legislative regulation.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

by International Carbon Action Partnership (Used with permission.) (4) Oregon and Washington leaders are contemplating turbocharging their clean energy transition by instituting carbon pricing here in the Pacific Northwest. Will a cap or tax on carbon work?

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Another 73 have been abandoned and as the international coal movement grows in strength the likelihood that the rest will go anywhere is exceedingly low. The Dutch are introducing a coal tax, Denmark has announced a coal phase out and Finland is contemplating it. International.

Intrauterine Bling

Sightline Daily

A small plastic T wrapped in copper became the international gold standard. Finally in 2012, 20 years after sales began in Finland, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended IUDs for even teens. Intrauterine contraceptives collection. Photo by Contrel.

Ions 82

Can Qatar Balance its Oil Interests and Host a Successful Climate Summit?

Green Prophet

Wandering through the forests and lakes of Finland when young, she explains that she learnt very quickly that human societies formed a part of the Earth’s ecosystems- and not vice versa. This love and interest in nature later developed into a fully-fledged career and she is now a Post-Doctoral Fellow looking at the environmental issues facing Gulf nations at the Center for International and Regional Studies of Georgetown University in Qatar.

Qatar 59

Power Your Ipod With Your Feet?

Eco Friendly Daily

Maybe you’re on a train somewhere or camping in the middle of a snowfield in Finland with no power source in sight. If you’re anything like me then you’ll have any number of gadgets on you when you are out and about.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Washington I-522: News from Organic Consumers Association

Green Living Ideas

It didn’t make sense for Washington’s law to be stricter than international standards. • Alcohol – Alcohol labeling is regulated under different laws than food at both the federal and state levels.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. Hopefully this analysis will be useful in International Court of Justice (ICJ) litigations and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutions against Climate Debtor countries by Climate Creditor countries.

2011 49

Series on transformative Placemaking

The Green Changemakers

Building off of that last point, the organizers of Restaurant Day have turned cooking into an excuse for a carnival, giving residents of Helsinki, Finland, a chance to showcase their creativity in the kitchen and turning the city’s streets into a delectable buffet in the process.

2013 71

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

The Carbon Debtors (Climate Debtors) should be held to account through public advocacy, boycotts, sanctions, green tariffs, International Court of Justice (ICJ) litigations and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutions applied against Climate Debtor countries by Climate Creditor countries, notably the numerous Island States and major mega-delta countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Egypt, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.