Tag: Labels and certifications

Relish Responsibly: A student’s guide to sustainable food choices

This work is the big challenge taken by Deepika Sundresh, Sandhya Naidu and Sandhya Naidu. The PDF version of this article is available here: For this challenge, we thought that our student's life can be the right moment to change some habits and become more sustainable. Sustainability has evolved from a buzzword to the sine qua non of the (...)

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What’s behind sustainable labels? (2/3)

Fair trade labels Although it was my initial aim to cover a broad range of labels in this blog post, I have changed my focus half-way through my challenge. Instead of reviewing organic, ethical and vegan labels at once, I will only write about and compare ethical trade labels in this blog post. During my search for information on various (...)

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What’s behind sustainable labels? (1/3)

Delusive labeling: Background Long before I discovered my passion for sustainability, I had to give a presentation in high school on the destruction of rainforest in South America. I still remember how surprised I was to find that even wood products certified by sustainable labels could not be fully trusted as many such labels did not adhere (...)

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Tatjana Blum

Tatjana is from Germany and she studies in the Leadership for change – Governance for sustainable change course. She worked on the following challenges: - A jungle of eco-labels: What’s behind sustainable labels? and here. - Exchange students: recycle your stuff! A sustainability challenge for ESN FINT She also contributed to the Waste and (...)

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What’s behind sustainabel labels? (3/3)

Organic logos and ecolabels Maybe some of you have wondered why there are so many different labels declaring foods, cosmetics and other product “organic” or “eco”. Why not have a single Finnish scheme - or even EU-wide label - to certify everything that is sustainably produced and sold in Finnish shops? For organic labels which are commonly found (...)

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Sustainable Brands

- by Deepika Sundresh In October 2018, the European Parliament approved a ban on a list of single-use plastic products, with few more products in line for reduction without a complete ban, thus making it lucrative for companies that provide an alternative for plastic. Primary among them is Finland’s own Sulapac, placing their claim on this (...)

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Going organic in Tampere!

Author: Amanda Pokki The “why” and “how” you can go organic in such a lovely city you’re living in. Why should you choose organic food? - Organic food is healthier for your body! It contains more healthy antioxidants, like polyphenolics that contribute to the health of the brain and blood vessels, and prevention of some cancers. Organic food also (...)

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Deepika Sundresh

Deepika comes from South India and studies mechanical engineering in Hervanta. She’s part of the team challenge working on the Relish Responsibilty - A student’s guide to sustainable food choices. She has the project to continue the work on Eco-Labels initiated by [Tatjana Blum->art76. Contact: (...)

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How to have more impact?

How to have more impact? - Tatjana Blum, Jan. 2020. This first session made me reflect on how I for myself define the word impact. When we were supposed to come up with one example of how we have (recently) had an impact in our lives, I immediately thought of my time in a sustainability-minded association at my previous university. Before (...)

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