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Better together (for sure)

On Sept. 4th, Oxygen 2050, an association of transformative entrepreneurs based in Helsinki, is organizing an event for us to learn the 3 must elements of building an active community. The speaker is Lana Jelenjev – the co-author of Community Builder: Designing Communities for Change, a (...)

Wasteland or human biodiversity

If you’re an emigrant here in Tampere coming from South Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America, Canada, USA, well any place except Switzerland and Scandinavia (with all respect), I’m sure you are sensitive to the uniformity of the urban space. Compared to other small - medium - biiig (...)

Ethics at the core of the business model

This article was also published on Oxygen 2050’s site (association of impact and sustainable entrepreneurs based in Helsinki). This text was inspired by the Responsible Business Research Seminar organized by Tampere University and the Responsible Management research group on March 12th. The (...)

The Circular Economy Club of Tampere opening event!

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 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 (...)

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 (...)

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% (...)

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, (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

 

 

Sustainable Events

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