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Friday, December 27, 2013

Looking Back at the Eco goals 2013

I wrote about my Eco Goals for 2013 in January. I thought I'd go back and check how it has gone.

  • My first goal was to finish my master thesis by spring.

    It's done and I have graduated. Yey!  My thesis was about responsible sourcing of cotton, if you feel like reading it, drop me an e-mail.-
  • My second goal was to try and get a job related to my studies once I'm graduated.
    That has gone so-so. In July I did some volunteer work at Villa Mandala, which was nice but at some point we needed to also fill-up the gap in our finances so in August-September I did gigs in High Schools about Climate Change through Nuorten Akatemia. That was fun, but when I was offered a full-time job I felt I had to take it. So now I work with administrative tasks in an organization related to migration. I think I can say that my goal is full-filled, however, I am still eager to try out other things as well and now I am working with something more related to human rights, not environment as such (even though climate change events like storms, floods, droughts and rising sea level might affect migration).

  • and the third goal was to start our own garden project when and if we move back to Finland
    Yes, since we came back we have worked on the garden a bit but a garden is a never ending project. Here I wrote about some things we planted in summer.
I'm gonna have to have a real good thought about what my goals for next year should be and where I want to head, proffessionally and personally. Drop me ideas or tell me about your goals!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 
Hope you all have time to enjoy and relax for a few days! (Here is not really snow this year so no white Christmas I think, this picture is from a couple of years ago).
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Copenhagen Wheel

The biking related innovators seems to be on fire, I just recently posted the video about the innovative bike helmet. Here is the innovative bike wheel.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Disconnect

I recently read the Winter of Our Disconnect by . It tells the story of her family and how they lived without any gadget for a year and it was indeed an interesting read. I also realize I spend way too much time on the computer (work+school+spare time) and when I am not on the computer there is also the phone with all its apps and a breakfrom all of this would for sure be tempting. A proper break, but could I do it for a year? I suppose I could, but at first it would be quite difficult, I am sure. I try in case not to use my phone in social occasions because I know I dislike when someone is checking their phone during dinner, coffee or conversation.

How about you, are you good at disconnecting?