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Introduction to beekeeping

Beekeeping is both fascinating and challenging: working with bees and producing honey require diverse knowledge and skills. Welcome to learn, how beekeeping can be started, how one can succeed in it and in which ways it is possible to fail. Teachers Pieta and Immo Hyvärinen are small-scale (...)

Planning for more mökki time or outdoor holidays in Finland? It’s wise to support local quality.

Thanks a lot Marcus Grunewald for your great article introducing great family businesses and impact entrepreneurs of Finland!! As the Corona crisis demonstrated, international supply chains are fragile. Therefore, it makes sense to nourish the local businesses and the people behind them - even (...)

Infinited Fiber: Open House

I’m SO enthusiastic about this company who can create a true revolution in fashion by recycling fiber infinitely. That’s the claim and I think it’s one of the most exciting in the region in my opinion. If you remember, last winter, on Independence Day, the Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo enters (...)

Making Tampere Universities more sustainable: check out the amazing student’s works

The Sustainability and Impact Club is happy to share the outcomes of the sustainable challenges taken by the participants. We hope you’ll enjoy that as much as we enjoyed working on it :) From key tips to make the student’s experience more sustainable with the Eko Tuni Handbook to a (...)

Regenerate

What do we need to grow food at home? How can we grow food in our local urban spaces? Join the monthly meeting of the Changemakers Tampere with an exciting theme: Regenerate - A Start-Up panel on growing food at home. The speakers are Vivian Leung, heading Food Techies: a Food StartUp (...)

Sustainability Open Space, Sustainable Lifestyle

A message from Robert Stewart Jr: "I am happy to once again invite you to our next and last Sustainability Open Space session of the semester, May 18th, starting at 3 pm. With sustainability entering the mainstream, we all begin to wonder, how can we transition to a sustainable lifestyle? How (...)

Impact tea time podcast - All about change

What’s blocking or accelerating change? Many think that the covid-19 crisis can also be an accelerator of change towards a more fair and sustainable society. If you’d like to share about this topic, join us for a positive vibes Impact Tea Time at 4pm on Zoom. This initiative is open to all and (...)

Sustainability Open Space

How has the COVID-19 global pandemic changed the world? What consequences have there been to society, the global economy, and the environment? What will it look like after the recovery, globally and locally? Come and join us and explore different perspectives on the sustainability challenges (...)

Impact tea time - Can impact business really disrupt the system?

Hello delicious friends! If you’re willing to discover entrepreneurs expressing their values through a service to society, join us for a positive vibes Impact Tea Time at 4pm on Zoom. We’ll share about transformative enterprise as a powerful resource of impact on society. Click here to register (...)

Sustainability and leadership: Saara Kankaanrinta

This public lecture is organized online by the Leadership for Change Master’s program of Tampere University. It is the last out of three inspiring lectures related to sustainability and everyone is more than welcome! What have you always wanted to ask a professional? Get ready to roast, as the (...)

Purpose of business, the POWder adventure – a health revolution?

This impact entrepreneur meeting is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Mikko Revonniemi, co-founder of Four Sigmatic who raised last year $5.4M to market mushroom drinks. He’s joining us this Friday to share (...)

Podcast: Shaking traditions in Finland

Sepia Agency is happy to initiate a series of podcasts focused on sustainability and impact in Tampere and Pirkanmaa. "Shaking traditions in Finland" is an online discussion with Finnish social and impact entrepreneurs happening during Skoll Forum week 2020 #CollectiveStrength This (...)

Motivated students: sustainable creativity

Hi delicious friends! I want to briefly share here about one of the interesting things that happened during the Sustainability and Impact Club’s first session (January-February 2020). We knew that during session 2 all students would choose a big challenge and work on it to solve an important (...)

How can we survive the apocalypse by telling stories?

When I was a child, I grew up listening to stories about the ​end of the world​. Because of that, the idea of Jesus Christ has always been attached to his return, by which I would lose everything that is material for my existence, I’d suffer and I’d be judged for my sins for the eternity. To live (...)

Eco smile

As we know, small daily actions have an impact as well. Have you ever thought about your toothbrush? Did you know that "Back in the 1960s, the (Finnish) family would go to the sauna once a week and brush their teeth with the same brush"? Just before the isolation, one of the Sustainability and (...)

Impact tea time - Dynamic compassion

Hello delicious friends! If you’re willing to discover environmentalists expressing their values as activists, entrepreneurs or artists, join us for a positive vibes Impact Tea Time today at 4pm on Zoom. We’ll share about compassion as a powerful resource to transform any kind of environment. (...)

Collective Strength! Tampere joins the Skoll Forum

I want to push forward the spirit of impact and social entrepreneurship in Tampere and that’s why I’m organizing a Shaking Traditions in Finland event next week. It’s happening on March 31st and it’s part of the Skoll Forum for Social Entrepreneurs eco-system. This year Skoll Forum happens on-line (...)

The Circular Economy Club of Tampere is opening!

Isn’t great?! "CEC Tampere is open to everyone interested in the transition to a circular economy. We’ll be the diverse community and platform to citizens, entrepreneurs, established companies, startups, students, academics and all others to discuss circular economy and help in solving (...)

Caring economy event

This on-line event is organized by Oxygen 2050, a great association based in Helsinki (but who cares nowadays?) willing to change the business culture in Finland. The event is happening on-line on April 6th, from 5pm to 7pm. Read their website here: https://oxygen2050.com/ "Mother nature puts (...)

The Sustainability and Impact Club is now on-line

The students and participants of the Club hosted at Y-Kampus and funded by the Continuous Learning project in TAMK are happy to share their new on-line platform!! Here you can read about the creative first challenges taken by the students since January, learn more about our upcoming events and (...)

Ethics at the core of the business model

This text was inspired by the Responsible Business Research Seminar organized by Tampere University and the Responsible Management research group on March 12th. The workshop was about "Ethics and values in Business", with invited speakers: Harviainen, J. T. "Core ethics of game monetization", (...)

We are closing doors but we aren’t closing down.

Friends, We are asked to stay home, keep our distance and be cautious. In Finland, the people and the government are very reasonable, decades of crazy capitalism haven’t washed away their concern about the common good and the way they care. I’ve learned from my 8 years in Finland, that although (...)

Natural building and natural housing in Finland and abroad

This impact entrepreneur meeting is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Kati Juola-Alanen, architect and co-founder of The Natural Design Company. Come and discover the beauty and sustainability of raw (...)

ECO - Justice and Art: Raisa Foster

This lecture is happening remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions. This public lecture is organized by the Leadership for Change Master’s program of Tampere University. It is the third and last out of three inspiring lectures related to sustainability and everyone is more than welcome! The (...)

Pop up pizza’s

Pete is back and he’s having a pop-up pizzeria on Friday 13th on Irjalankatu 7, FI-33560 Tampere, between 15:00 and 21:00. The Margarita is on the menu!! Want to know more about Peter? Read here.

Impact companies also need strong business models (podcast)

This impact entrepreneur meeting is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Juha Kaario (MSc, MBA), COO and Chairman of the Board at Newelo Oy, co-founder at Varaani Works Oy and previously Senior Business (...)

Sustainable Business and Education – Now!

This forum is post-poned due to Covid-19 restrictions. TAMK is hosting a Sustainability Forum! The beginning of 2020ies calls for urgent changes in global economy and education. This urgency has been emphasized both by the leaders participating the World Economic Forum in Davos and the youth (...)

Storytelling for (climate) change

This workshop with an impact designer is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Adriana Santamaría is a design strategist and entrepreneur. Her experience lies in the intersection of design, business and (...)

AI and ethics

Let’s consider the ethics affecting the use of AI: model explainability, interpretability, fairness, non-discrimination, and accountability. The workshop includes a presentation as well as a survey of participants’ questions and needs related to ethical design and use of AI systems and a (...)

Friday for future

It’s happening like last time in Keskustori all day.

Global South Impact Network 2

Do you have a sustainable development business or project idea in your own home country, which needs further elaboration? Global South Impact Network is a platform for reflection and peer support to develop your ideas into viable projects. With the help of this network you will be able to (...)

Micro-mining

If you are interested in product life cycle, join this group discussion organized by Changemakers Tampere to figure out what we could do to make technology more ecologically sustainable. What kind of minerals could be mined from our devices? Are there ways to sustainably gather minerals from (...)

Responsible Business Research Seminar

The Responsible Business Research Seminar is organised in order to increase the visibility and to promote research on business responsibility, sustainability and ethics in Finland. The Research Seminar offers an opportunity for researchers in the field to present their research projects and (...)

A philosophical evening about climate change

It’s in Finnish but here is a translation of the upcoming evening. It’s urgent to slow down and urgent to place ethics at the core of our decisions. "From the point of view of climate change, individual consumption solutions do not seem to matter much, and on the other hand, states and their (...)

Climate Chaos – What Can Be Done?

Deadly disasters such as wild fires, floods and droughts are increasing. So is the pressure to change the societal systems that build-up the climate chaos. What are the promising developments in energy provision and land-use? The seminar features front line artists and experts Risto Isomäki (...)

Meet Henri Murto: Understanding our immediate environment - Soil and food system, what’s wrong ? (with a podcast)

This impact entrepreneur meeting is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Meet Henri Murto, an entrepreneur farmer running the Rekola organic and biodynamic farm. Henri is super passionate about farming and (...)

Meet Krista Willman: Urban gardening

This topic discussion is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Krista Willman has a passion for urban gardening and she’ll share about that with us at the Sustainability and Impact Club. She’s a teacher at (...)

19 Feb Climate crisis coffee time

"Would you like someone to discuss climate issues? Welcome to the Climate Cafe of Extinction Rebellion Tampere! The Climate Cafe is both a place for XR Tampere actives to spend time in the spirit of regenerative culture, and also a place for new people who are interested in the movement – or (...)

Meet Eveliina Asikainen: Education and Sustainable Development

This topic discussion is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Meet Eveliina Asikainen, TAMK Sustainability Coordinator, this week at the Sustainability and Impact Club. She is in charge of Learning and (...)

Meet Saana Raatikainen: Sustainability at the University

This topic discussion is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Saana Ratikainen has a great energy and you are warmly invited to join! She was Ecocampus project coordinator at the University of Tampere 2001- (...)

Meet Eerik Wissenz: Impact business and compassion

This impact entrepreneur meeting is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Meet Eerik Wissenz, an inspirational impact entrepreneur. Eerik is Canadian-Finnish, with a background in maths and philosophy. At a (...)

A bit more organic food?

You are very welcome to join Tampiiri ry!! This association exists since 20 years and counts 150 members. Its first mission is to make organic food accessible to students but since a few years it is open to all. Through Tampiiri, it has been possible to order organic local food monthly or (...)

Global South Impact Network

Do you have a sustainable development business or project idea in your own home country, which needs further elaboration? Global South Impact Network is a platform for reflection and peer support to develop your ideas into viable projects. With the help of this network you will be able to (...)

Sustainability Open Space

Tampere Universities students are welcome to join the 2d meeting of the Sustainability Open Space happening at TAMK on February 17th, 2020, Learning Lab, room B3-08, from 15:00 to 17:00. SOS aims to make the students community more sustainable. The discussion will happen every last Monday of (...)

Climate crisis coffee time

"Would you like someone to discuss climate issues? Welcome to the Climate Cafe of Extinction Rebellion Tampere! The Climate Cafe is both a place for XR Tampere actives to spend time in the spirit of regenerative culture, and also a place for new people who are interested in the movement – or (...)

Mindset Changers: Sonja Finér

This public lecture is organized by the Leadership for Change Master’s program of Tampere University. It is the first out of three inspiring lectures related to sustainability and everyone is more than welcome! For this first lecture, Sonja Finér, Executive Director of Finnwatch will share about (...)

How to manage my digital existence? Sustainable and independent IT

Come to learn how to make IT work for you, as opposed to making you work for it! In this workshop we will go through: The consequence of electronic waste and responsibly buying technology The importance of footprint / data minimization when using online services The alternatives to Internet (...)

What can we learn from an eco-village?

This topic discussion is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Satu Mattila, co-founder of the eco-village Kurjen Tila, is joining the Sustainability and Impact Club at Tampere University this Thursday. We’ll (...)

Public discussion about the climate reform

Join the public discussion about the climate reform! It’s happening at Metso, the main library, room Lehmus on Jan 27th, 18:00-19h30. The opening of this session about climate change reform is given by Elina Vaara, special adviser at the Minister of Environment. Then speeches will be given by (...)

Climat Crisis coffee time

"Would you like someone to discuss climate issues and worry with? Welcome to the Climate Cafe of Extinction Rebellion Tampere! The Climate Cafe is both a place for XR Tampere actives to spend time in the spirit of regenerative culture, and also a place for new people who are interested in the (...)

SOS - Sustainability Open Space

Tampere Universities students are welcome to join the first meeting of the Sustainability Open Space happening at TAMK on January 27th, 2020, Learning Lab, room B3-08, from 15:00 to 17:00. SOS aims to make the students community more sustainable. The event will happen every last Monday of the (...)

Smart City week

The "Smart everything" is a concept reflecting a very specific attitude towards climate change crisis. The perspective here is to decouple the resources needed for high-tech from biodiversity and natural resources depletion. This means that the Smart everythin makers (Smart cities, centralized (...)

Meet Dora Tkalec: Permaculture, the future of sustainable communities

This topic discussion and movie session is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Dora Tkalec, a permaculture expert from Croatia, is joining the Sustainability and Impact Club at Tampere University this (...)

The Suomanifesti

The Suomanifesti People’s Movement is carrying on the Peat Extraction Manifesto They are holding an event will hold an information event on Tuesday 21.1.2020 at 17.15-19.00 in the Laikun Music Hall in Tampere to discuss the restoration of mires and hear the latest climate news from the (...)

Our digital existence: meet Julien Da

This topic discussion is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. Julien Da, IT specialist, is joining this Thursday the Sustainability and Impact Club at Y-Kampus TAMK to share about our digital existence and (...)

Climat Crisis coffee time

Extinction Rebellion (or XR, Elokapina in Finnish) is "a global environmental movement using non violent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse." (Wikipedia) As a (...)

Join us for the Sustainable and Impact Club events

I’m very happy to welcome you at the Sustainability and Impact Club!! The Club is supported by Tampere Universities, Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning department. All meetings are free and open to non-students. Mondays and Tuesdays meetings have the same content but are offered in 2 (...)

Order organic food in bulk

Hi luomu food supporters! You can order your organic food in bulk with our partner Tietäväinen. Orders can be placed on www.tietavainen.fi web store starting from today until Sunday, the 12th of January. The pick-up time is Tuesday, the 14th of January from 16.00 to 17.00 pm at the (...)

Meet Siiri Enoranta: imagining a sustainable future

This talk is organized by the Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere Universities with Y-Kampus and the Continuous Learning project. What does it mean to write fiction when so many eco-systems are collapsing? How can we imagine a new world? How can we deal with all these new fears? These (...)

A healthy fair

Over a hundred seminars, workshops and guided classes will give you a full package of new energy for the new year. During these 2 days, you’ll get familiar with vegan and gluten free food, as well as yoga or tai-chi sessions, lectures about tree hugging and self development. It’s happening on (...)

An intellectual approach to climate change

An intellectual approach to climate change solutions through 3 different angles (all in Finnish). 1) BIOS project which is Research Unit about the Ecological Reconstruction (PhD Tere Vadén) 2)Economy and ecological crisis (basic income researcher Johanna Perkiö) 3) "An Ethical Guide to (...)

The Vegan Challenge Tour arrives in Tampere!

Are you a meat-fish-cheese-eggs eater and you understand that it’s enough and you could eat more veggies? Are you already slowing down with animals food but willing to find more inspiration because soya taste always like cupboard to you? Are you curious to see what’s really possible on a plant (...)

Nature lovers, how will you be heard in 2020?

The Luonto-Liiton Hämeen piiri (Finnish Wildlife Association) is one of the most important environmental protection association. They are having their meeting to define strategies and actions next week. Anybody can attend, member or not. Coffee and Tea will be served. It’s on January 7th, 18:00 (...)

Community Canvas – a tool for building communities

This event is free and organized by Changemakers Tampere at Tribe. We are all aware that hard capitalism has destroyed our sense of community by placing interest and trade at the core of almost everything. So, it’s extremely important to get more and more familiar with a sense of community and (...)

Music increases empathy and that’s sustainable!

As I often say, sustainability is not only about doing great stuff but it’s also (and very much) about caring, sharing, healing, developing more focus and empathy. So for once, I wanted to share about the beautiful program of the Tampere Chamber Music festival happening this January. During 4 (...)

Sustainability and Impact Club meeting: you can join now!

Info-meeting happening on Dec 17th, 12:00-13:30, at Y-Kampus facilities in TAMK campus (Paja room). Organic snacks will be served. I’m happy to answer your questions, introduce the Club activities, the curriculum and the agenda for 2020. It will be also an opportunity to strengthen our (...)

Vegan pastries

You can find delicious fresh vegan pastries at the Vegekauppa and there is a special sale happening on Sat. Dec 14th between noon and 4pm. They also sell pastries in cardboard boxes (you can bring your own box if you wish). A more detailed menu will be shared on the FB page of the event. (...)

Climate crisis: towards extinction (and what to do about it)

I have already introduced Extinction Rebellion and the Climate Crisis Coffee times they organize every Thursday, so no need to repeat. During 1 hour this week, at Tampereen yliopiston Päätalo, luentosali A3, members of EX will give an overview of the climate change crisis problem, and then (...)

Sustainable Christmas

Supermarkets are making an little effort for Christmas. Big choice of fair trade and organic coffees and elves red hats in organic cotton... Check here to find out where to buy organic food in Tampere.

Climat Crisis coffee time

Extinction Rebellion (or XR, Elokapina in Finnish) is "a global environmental movement using non violent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse." (Wikipedia) As a (...)

Sustainability and Impact Club Creation with Tampere Universities

A great journey is starting!! With the active participation of students, I’m in charge of creating a Sustainability and Impact Club. Our meetings are happening at Y-Kampus facilities in TAMK campus and Keskusta campus. The Sustainability and Impact Club’s intention is: to involve students in (...)

Sustainable lunch at TAMK: continuing launching the Sustainability and Impact Club

I’m very happy to announce that the sustainable lunch is evolving and continuing next week at the University campus in town. Last week, Tampere Universities community welcomed a first lunch at Y-Kampus / TAMK with the support of the Continuous Learning dpt. But since students come and go, it’s (...)

A fish can think, yes (a lecture)

Life on Earth manifests itself in countless different forms. In their habitats, plants, animals, fungi and microbes form complex networks and ecosystems that are vital to human survival and well-being. As part of nature, we are completely dependent on the diversity and well-being of ecosystems. (...)

Sustainability and Impact Club meeting

This meeting is happening at Y-Kampus facilities in TAMK campus (Paja room) and organic snacks will be served. The Sustainability and Impact Club’s intention is: to involve students in sustainable challenges (with credits) sponsored by companies with final outcomes shared broadly, to create a (...)

Gender equality at work: it’s now!

Here is the presentation of the Open seminar about gender equality in Tampere Hall: "Hän refers to the gender-neutral Finnish personal pronoun that treats everyone equally. Finland was the first country to grant women full political rights in 1906. In 1905 the Red Manifesto was read in the (...)

Meet the Good Guys #2

I’m sure you have noticed that Kombucha beverages are very trendy... why that? Kombucha is a bacteria that has been used for thousands of years in all Asia and Russia. It is known for supporting good gut health, which is our "second brain". It’s mixed with flavoured teas or water to create very (...)

2d hand fashionista’s event

One of the reasons I love Finland is the quality of the second hand shops and events. This one is happening at the Opera, Tampere Talo, this Saturday and is free entrance. "UPEE Second Hand is an accessible and free event celebrating sustainable consumption and fashion. It brings together (...)

Climat Crisis coffee time

Extinction Rebellion (or XR, Elokapina in Finnish) is "a global environmental movement using non violent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse." (Wikipedia) As a (...)

Insect Societies and Their Languages (a lecture)

Insects are often perceived as strange and almost incomprehensible "other". However, humans and insects have a lot in common. Insects, too, have their own languages, communicative systems of meaning, and many of them form, like human beings, organized societies in which individuals serve common (...)

Corporate environmental responsibility event

Corporate environmental responsibility is much more than a trend and companies tackling the challenge of environmental responsibility have for sure a competitive advantage. During this morning, experts will present some key points about CSR. Seats are limited. Program and registration here. (...)

DIY for Christmas

If you like craft and DIY, join the association Luontoliitto to make crafts and decoration from recycled and natural materials. You can bring materials but they are also available to everyone. The products will be sold at the Aamulehti Christmas House on Dec. 14th, and the profit will go to (...)

Waste reduction week: a conference and a few tips

This Friday, a nice conference is organized with the writerOtso Sillanaukee who’s promoting a frugal lifestyle without waste (and then no need to recycle anything!). He’s sharing the mic with Maija Lumme, Corporate Responsibility Specialist at Pro Ethical Trade Finland (Eettisen kaupan puolesta (...)

Tampiiri Ry’s annual meeting

Tampiiri Ry is this amazing community based food circle created a few decades ago at Tampere university to make organic food accessible to all. The annual membership is 5€ and through them you can get nice local veggies and discount on a bit eco-products retailer (read more here). The (...)

Climat Crisis coffee time

Extinction Rebellion (or XR, Elokapina in Finnish) is "a global environmental movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse." (Wikipedia) As a non-violent (...)

Sustainable Christmas gifts: please re-use

One of the best thing in Finland are the second hand shops. Name it Fida, Red Cross or small "kirppis" shops in town. These shops are nice and just like any other. Take your time, explore everything and you will for sure find treasures there for your next Christmas gifts!! A few events are (...)

Sustainable lunch at TAMK: launching the Sustainability and Impact Club

I’m SO happy to announce that the 4th sustainable lunch is happening on Nov 27th at Y-Kampus in Tampere University / TAMK campus (the one right in front of Tays, entrance on Kuntokatu 3). Come to discuss climate change solutions with positive energy!! We’ll also share delicious veggie food (...)

Climat Crisis coffee time #1

Extinction Rebellion (or XR, Elokapina in Finnish) is "a global environmental movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse." (Wikipedia) As a non-violent (...)

Local and ecological actions: are you joining?

The eco-village Kurjen Tila is opening its association to new members. Would you like to join and co-create inspiring activities with the resources of the place? So far, the village has organized volunteering projects with Erasmus and a summer café but they would like to do more workshops and (...)

Mix&Match #Sharing Economy

Organized at Tribe, the 3d Mix&Match networking events is happening on Nov. 27th and all about sharing economy. It’s a cool opportunity to network. Check the event’s FB page here. The event is in English and is FREE of charge for all participants! The venue is Tribe, Pinninkatu (...)

Changemakers: Identity

Changemakers is a small group of people motivated to work on re-use, recycle, sustainable food and more. They aim to organize very concrete actions and this time they work on building their brand. Do you want to join? Explore what’s possible? Participate actively or simply share? Please come (...)

Re-use days in Tampere

It’s time to clean your stuff guys! If you have items to give away, please bring them to the re-use days. You can trade, exchange, give away, buy 10 items for 1€ each and all the benefits will go to wild life protection. It’s open from 12:00 to 17:00 at Kuninkaankatu 39. And it’s organized by (...)

Meet Siiri Enoranta, sustainable fantasy writer

Siiri Enoranta is a young writer living in Tampere. She’s very concerned by the environment and passionate about sustainable changes. She’s a writer of fantasy books and received numerous prestigious awards, such as the Finlandia Junior prize last year. I invite you to discover her universe here. (...)

DigitallyCircular goes Tampere!

"DigitallyCircular goes Tampere! A discussion between circular economy experts, business decision-makers and digital professionals is happening next week. The purpose is to accelerate circular economy development by connecting circular economy professionals, digital experts and business (...)

Meet the Good Guys in Tampere

I’m sure you have noticed that Kombucha beverages are very trendy... why that? Kombucha is a bacteria that has been used for thousands of years in all Asia and Russia. It is known for supporting good gut health, which is our "second brain". It’s mixed with flavoured teas or water to create very (...)

Ruohonjuuri celebrates 37 years of existence!

This shop is one of the green shops in town, almost a legend here! They have a great selection of cosmetics, oils, juices, gluten free items, muesli, chocolates, teas, coffees, treats, cleaning products, superfood and vitamins. Let’s meet next week at their Tampere shop to celebrate their 37 (...)

Spice Ladies Go Green!

"PopUp Tampere is a local community of family chefs cooking for local people!" says Carolina Florio (see picture). For this event there will be 4 of them to make you taste their delicious recipes. They all agreed that they needed to reduce their usage of disposable, and prefer local suppliers, (...)

Changemakers Tampere

It all started this Summer with Kubilay Kağan Özkan, a young student from Turkey working on his thesis and working for Tampere City as well. With a lot of dedication, his role is to help start-ups find their way and create more connexion between international talents and Tampere’s landscape. This (...)

Stop 5G? Let’s talk about it.

Interesting. In it’s constant search for more and more tech, Finland goes crazy about 5G but what about side effects. Are they any? Can it be harmful? This conference is presenting the perspective of Prof. Martin Pall and researcher Mikko Ahonen who state that we should pause the 5G and (...)

Mix&Match #Circular Economy

Organized at Tribe, the Mix&Match networking events serie is coming up on various impact fields. The second one in on Oct. 16th and all about circular economy. It’s a cool opportunity to network. Check the event’s FB page: The event is in English and is FREE of charge for all participants! (...)

Forest immersion - 25 min from Tampere

If you’re willing to relax in the forest and learn more about natural food, this event is for you. It’s on Oct 5th and it all starts at 9:15 am and it’s all about identifying boletus and chanterelles, and also learning how to cook and conserve same during winter time. After a light snack with hot (...)

Tampere’s citizen’s day

If you can make it, it’s important to join this event and make your voice count by suggesting more sustainable practices for Tampere and discovering interesting initiatives. It’s happening on October 1st, from 3pm to 7pm in Tampere Talo (all information here). According to the program page (...)

Nyt!... Now! Take action

You are, we are, way more powerful than you think. "The sea level rises. So do we." It was Earth Strike this morning in Tampere. Thank you organizers, kids, teens, students, full classes with teachers and few older people. Don’t stay alone. Join the movement. Check the organizers (...)

Where Can You Buy Organic Food in Tampere?

One day, I was travelling to Greece and an old lady at the market was yelling at a young guy. She was selling local organic garlic and onions. He was selling garlic and onions grown with chemicals and shipped from Asia, 30% cheaper. That’s how I understood globalization in 3 minutes and that’s (...)

Get a green waffle

To conclude the Earth Strike Week, the Green Party (Vihreät) is offering vegan waffles and nice insight to make Tampere more sustainable. Enjoy the waffle and the nice discussion Sat 28/09 in Keskustori, Jugendtori, 12:00-15:00.

Community Supported Agriculture... what’s that?

CSA means Community Supported Agriculture. As you know, a farmer’s harvest depends on the weather. Not only but mostly. And it has always been hard for farmers to anticipate the quality of harvest, and the amount of clients.CSA was created to mitigate the risks for farmers. I have found here a (...)

Stream Festival, it’s all about impact!

In a week from now, Stream Festival Tampere is happening. This year, everything is focused on impact. We are going to brainstorm, question and define impact all day, start ups are going to network, meet, rise and hopefully take the next steps toward a sustainable future. I’m happy to be a (...)

Hinku... what’s that?

The city of Ylöjärvi is joining the Hinku network. Citizens are welcome to join, understand what Hinku is and share their ideas. Hinku is an umbrella name for carbon neutral cities where public servants, industries, experts and people are working towards CO2 reduction. These cities are committed (...)

Earth Strike is now

It’s serious guys, it’s earth strike week from Sept. 20th to Sept. 27th. Strike has a long history for humans. Since the industrial age, every time we want to change things, strike is the powerful tool. As long as you are in the race, no matter what you say, people around may listen but hey, (...)

Mushrooms picking - 45 min from Tampere

Have you noticed? Mushrooms are everywhere... If you haven’t learn yet how to identify the good yummy ones from the poisonous ones, Stefano Ferrari can teach you. Italian, environmental engineer, Stefano grew up in the Italian Alps and moved to Finland to live in the ecovillage Kurjen Tila, in (...)

Starting an organic and local food group in 2020

Rekola organic farm is ready to deliver organic biodynamic vegetables weekly when we are enough people interested We were not enough to start in Autumn 2019 but if we’re enough, it could start in July 2020 with a delivery point in Tampere. This delivery point could be Tribe, close to Torni (...)

Impact start-up: join +impact accelerator

Business as usual wont help solve climate change if not that would be done already, isn’t? Hundreds of impact and social entrepreneurs are currently tackling key challenges in their own country or abroad with new ideas, new spirit, new tech or not, new approaches. In Finland, this movement is (...)

Papu: peek and pop up

In Nokia, this week Papu has a Pop Up shop open this week on Friday Sept 20th, 12-19, and Saturday Sept. 21th, klo 10-16. The address is Pirkkalaistori 1. Old models, super discount and great garments to find! Papu is a Finnish organic clothing brand. They are sharing openly about their (...)

Pete’s organic pizza’s

Take a cool guy (must be a great cook though). Add a converted vintage horse trailer. Name it "Raffaele" – the trailer, not the cook. Use as much as local and organic ingredients. Heat up to 456° degrees. And you have... Pete and his amazing pizza’s! Pete created 456 degrees in Tampere. His (...)

Sustainable Fashion Shops

In the heart of Tampere Seele is offering a beautiful selection of Finnish organic clothing, as locally produced as possible. It can be expensive but it definitely last longer. For lovers of Finnish design, Miela (picture) is a shop hosting about 20-30 local brands, some of them being 100% (...)

Mix&Match #Sustainability

Organized at Tribe, the Mix&Match networking events serie is coming up on various impact fields. The first one in on Sept. 18th and all about sustainability and will introduce a bit the Startup Weekend about Sustainability. From the event’s FB page: "WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN: RECRUITMENT: Did (...)

Beautiful Pure Waste

Nanso, the famous Finnish textile brand created in 1921 in Nokia, is now launching a new collection in cooperation with Pure Waste. It’s a collection of recycled fabrics that combine responsibility and Finnish design. It’s only 8 items to start, but it’s a start that should be encouraged... so (...)

Kurjen Tila: why eco-villages are so important

We are lucky in Tampere, we have a beautiful eco-village only 45min drive accessible to learn tons of things. And for those who want to travel without polluting, the bus 55 is taking you there. I’ve been there with family and friends a couple of times. The place is called Kurjen Tila and it’s (...)

0 waste week

This week, from Sept. 9th to Sept. 15the, it is 0 waste campaign. Check out these strong statements: "In Finland only, household food waste is 120-160 million kilograms, 20-25 kilograms per person. The amount of food waste in households corresponds to the annual emissions of 100,000 private (...)

Beauty and well-being

In a few years, organic products have become more mainstream and can be found in many places like Sokos, Stockman, Prisma... Make sure to check well the compositions of the products and remember that "natural" doesn’t necessarily means "organic". All these cosmetics are imported from France, (...)

Fista’s canteen is boosting vegetarian options

The Finnish International School of Tampere’s canteen is now boosting vegetarian meals and that’s great! This school located in Amuri "has been chosen for a pilot where vegetarian food is offered as a second lunch option to all students every day. Students can choose which food to eat each day, (...)

3d Sustainable Fellow’s lunch

Welcome to join the 3d Sustainable Fellow’s lunch! We are having lunch together to share about our experience with sustainable challenges, create inspirational networking, and maybe explore ways of future cooperation. We mainly focus on our work with sustainable challenges and try to get (...)

Infinited Fiber: an amazing company

Infinited Fiber is tackling the recycling clothes challenge. The technology can "turn textile, cardboard and agricultural waste into new and better cotton. The brand-new fiber can be circulated infinite times while preserving 100 % quality". Their new plant in Valkeakoski is now building up. (...)

Visiting Kurjen Tila

Today, with Janna from Changemakers, we went to visit Kurjen Tila eco-village. It’s close to Vesilahti, 45min drive from Tampere (we got slighlty lost) or direct bus n°55. During all Summer, each Saturday between 11am and 14pm they have a Summer Café where you can sip a nice coffee with organic (...)

Nice tips from Visit Tampere’s team

Tampere is known as a city of hard work and very social past (social in the sense of cooperative and orientated towards the well-being of all). It’s also a city where lots of Finns would love to live because it’s not too big, not too small, quiet, exciting and surrounded by nature. I’d love (...)

Startup Weekend: Sustainability

For those willing to address some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through their new business idea, for those willing to have impact, check out this coming event organized at Tribe Tampere on September, 20-22nd. "Do you have an idea that addresses one of the Sustainable Development (...)

Sustainable Fashion Finnish Brands

Arela was created in 2006 by Maija Arela who’s till running it with her two daughters. They "use only the best natural materials and pride ourselves on the durability of our garments. Collections are produced in skilled hands of trusted professionals in Nepal, Latvia, China and Finland." Global (...)

Tampere, a city towards sustainability

It’s true that living conditions in Tampere are amazing. We have clean air, fresh and pure water, and the forest very accessible. But still, there is a lot to do to make Tampere a real sustainable city with shared resources, circular economy, urban gardening, farmers markets, affordable healthy (...)

Social Forum

The event is organized by Tampereen Sosiaalifoorumi ja Mahdollisuuksien tori and Fingo ry - Suomalaiset kehitysjärjestöt. World Social Forums started in Brazil in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as an attempt to bring in answers to agressive capitalism and neoliberalism. Since them, the event is (...)

Meditation for Changemakers

All the people I know actively involved in sustainability are overwhelmed and stressed but mysteriously loaded with good energy and enthusiasm. On this road, meditation is an amazing tool to relax and re-harmonize deeply. I haven’t followed any meditation session led by Roshnii Yuta Chou yet (...)

Back from the market

Back from the market. Just an example of a good organic harvest :-) Weekly veggies for a family of 5. There is a lot, it will last 10 days. 2 thym - 1 parsley - 1kg tomatoes - 2kg potatoes - 1 bunch of carrots - 2 salads - 6 zucchini’s - 6 oignons - 2 garlic - 2 leeks - 500g green beans - 1/2 (...)

2d Sustainable Fellow’s lunch

We were 7 for the 1st sustainable and inspirational lunch and we had a great time! The food was not really the focus :-) but for the 2d one, we’re meeting at delicious Gopal, in Tammela. Some of us are new with sustainability and some of us are not, but we all agreed that it’s vital for us to (...)

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We are at the very beginning of building a sustainable world for our kids and it's not easy otherwise it would be already done. This website is all about making sustainable challenges and solutions more visible and accessible to all, to create more demand for positive practices and (...)

1st Sustainable Fellow’s lunch

Welcome to join the Sustainable fellow’s lunch! Sustainability and impact are not as mainstream in Finland as in other Scandinavian countries. So, we are having lunch together to share about our experience with sustainable challenges, create inspirational networking, and maybe explore ways of (...)

 

 

Sustainable Events

The calendar is an attempt to list all events related to sustainability in Tampere and Pirkanmaa region.