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April 2022, a sustainability month

A message from the Climate Students network and Complex association, based in Tampere; "We recognize that to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement in time, we must foster a culture of sustainability. To do this, and because we feel Earth Day alone is not enough to (…)

A sustainability podcast from Learning Lab’s students

Interesting! "This is Sustainability Podcast, a new podcast focused on sustainability! We explore some of its less-known aspects, such as decent work, gender equality, personal motivation and happiness. We also investigate the “invisible” work being done towards sustainability in the (…)

PALAVA TULEVAISUUS – End for burning peat and wood in Tampere🔥WHAT? Environmental groups Elokapina Tampere / Extinction Rebellion Tampere, Suomanifesti, Friends of the Earth Tampere, Fridays for Future Tampere ja Greenpeace Tampere organise a demonstration, (…)

Meeting with Marko Ulvila: social justice is the key

Marko Ulvila is taking a lot inspiration from India and Gandhi’s teaching and approach to social justice. He’s dedicating his life to bring more equality, inclusion, tolerance and sustainable resources to vulnerable populations. His analysis of the North American domination in all cultures and (…)

Eco-Impact event: Make Christmas sustainable (online)

If you’re like me and every year you say: "this year, I make Christmas more sustainable" and you’re struggling a bit with it in the end, then let’s share our tips and motivation to make this beautiful celebration really more sustainable this year :) The purpose of the event is to build bridges (…)

Social Permaculture

This workshop is happening online January 8th 2022, 11 am - 3 pm (WET) "This is an open workshop for everyone, doesn’t matter your level of understanding about Permaculture and/or your availability to pay it. If you are interested to know more about Social Permaculture, self-sustainability (…)

Eco-Impact event: Social entrepreneurship and circular economy

In many countries, social entrepreneurs are rising. Who are they? What is this? They usually are people who have decided to solve an urgent challenges and who understand that social justice and environment are very connected. Networks like Ashoka or Jeff Skoll Foundations are very supportive (…)

Shared gardens in Tampere

Thanks a lot to Tatjana Blum for bringing all this info together!! Urban communal gardening is a great way to grow food locally 🌱 while living in a city! You can explore and learn about e.g. what varieties of veggies 🍅🥒🌶 there are, how to cultivate them and the soil they grow in and what’s (…)

Eco-Impact event: the Doughnut economics model

One of the most difficult things to grasp with climate change’s complexity has been to make people perceive how limited the planetary resources are. Especially in wealthy countries where we are still very protected from climate change side effects already ongoing elsewhere, right? The entire (…)

Nordic biodynamic forum Regenerative biodynamic

From the organizers: "Nordic biodynamic forum: Regenerative biodynamic land organized at Ahlman, Tampere, Finland PROGRAM Friday 19.11.2021 14 Arrival and coffee 14.30-15 Welcome to Ahlman 15-16 Harri Ala-Kapee: Presentation of livestock work at Ahlman 16-17 Country presentations 17-18 (…)

Our Voices for the Climate in Tampere

If you’re a student and you’d like to elevate your voice for climate action acceleration in Finland, that’s the place to be!! From the organizer: "Our Voices for the Climate is an event that happens in the heart of Tampere, Finland. The workshop will be a fun and relaxing opportunity to meet (…)

Be the change... a grow session with Bloom in Tampere

How does one make a change to live more sustainably with a positive impact? In this session, we will have a conversation about the change we would like to make for a more sustainable life and be the change we would like to see in the world. "Being the change I wanted to be as been a long and (…)

Cireco summit about circular economy in Nokia

Cireco Finland Oy is hosting the 2d edition of Cireco Summit, a panel discussion on relevant Circular Economy topics at Tehdassaari (Nokia) on 11.11.21. The event is in English and is a WCEF side event, World Circular Economy Forum. Esteemed panelists discuss the necessity, benefits and the (…)

Eco-Impact event: Eco-anxiety and education to climate change (online)

That’s not an easy topic, I know but hey, the reality of climate change is going to have a direct impact on all of us. It means that after decades, if not centuries, if living our lives thinking we had "only" to solve domestic problems relatively easy to understand, we urgently need to all (…)

How to be more sustainable in Tampere?

Tampere has been for a long time an industrial city and there is a lot to do to make the urban community more sustainable in a short period of time. The actions have been so far very focused on carbon neutrality. I warmly invite you to explore and connect with Tampere City’s initiatives (…)

Where can we find local organic food in Tampere? (updated)

This article presents my research about the followings: – Where can we buy fresh organic and / or local food in Tampere – Joining an existing group / piiri to buy organic food in Tampere – Buying in bulk online – Labels, agencies – More... restaurants selection... reduce food waste... (…)

A great opportunity to directly support cultural diversity in the region

By supporting the alternative cultural and social center Tehdas 108 who’s now forced to move out, you have a great opportunity to contribute directly to the relocation of this great project in a new place. What is Tehdas 108? Well, in 2012, a group of professionals from arts, culture and (…)

Climate Café

(suomeksi alla) ☕️☕️☕️ As usual, the Climate Café will be held again this Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Kaffila, next to Keskustori. You’ll recognize our table from Elokapina’s logo. Come to talk about Elokapina, the climate and environmental crisis and to meet our rebels. Come as you are and (…)

Welcome to Ekothon 2!

Ekothon is meant for everyone! We particularly encourage people interested in sustainable development and working across disciplines and sectors in society. Maybe you have some of the skills/experience needed by the projects (see project descriptions), or maybe you are an innovative and (…)

Eco-Impact event: Who’s your neighbor? Introduction to Non-Violent Communication

Often people say that in Finland it’s so common to not say "hello" to your neighbor, even after looking at each other briefly in the eyes, right? That’s part of the culture shock but that’s also hard for some Finns because turns out that the young generations are way more social! One thing is (…)

Special foodies - Fujimi ravintola - Tampere amazing restaurants series (2)

Wonderful sushi and vegetarian options here! Because well, sometimes I wonder if Tampere is an annex of Japan. It’s still a medium size city but there are so many sushi places. Every 500m, bam, sushi. And almost all supermarkets have now a sushi bar. So, problem? Yeah, problem. These sushi are (…)

Transformation festival at Tehdas 108

Tehdas 108 it’s almost a decade of art, creativity, peace & love building. Sounds beautiful, isn’t? Sounds a little bit 70’s, don’t you think? And why not? I mean, we - as human species - have tried destruction, critic, pride, individualism, envy, anger, domination, coldness, robots, (…)

Pizza perjantai

It’s time for pizza and early birds get a nice discount 🙂 Check 456 Degrees FB page on regular basis. If you’re new to Tampere, Peter’s shiny trailer is often in Tahmela, at the market place and his pizzas are delicious. He’s using : ✔️ Homemade organic dough from Finnish flour ✔️ Organic (…)

Special foodies - Kajo ravintola - Tampere amazing restaurants series (1)

There is a place in Tampere that is much more than what it seems and it’s all about local and sustainable food. I thought it was one of those fancy places, you know, coldly elegant. I thought it was inspired by hype Helsinki’s vibe - with all respect. But hey, I’m exploring new stuff in my (…)

Eco-Impact event: Tampere foodies, about local and sustainable food

The changes in the climate and the desire for a more sustainable lifestyle are raising so many questions about food! Why is it important to eat local and seasonal food? Does quality food really matter? Does the vegan diet really have an impact on climate change? With big weather events such as (…)

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