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You can read here notes and short posts about various sustainable topics related to meetings with guests, workshops and discussions.

Notes about urban gardening

Krista Willman is the former president of the university’s association for organic food, called Tampiiri, she's a teacher at TAU and she gave us a very interesting presentation about urban gardening with examples of Tampere, but also focusing on more general reflections and effects on urban gardening and community gardening. Krista explained (...)

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Negotiations and how to argue constructively

This was a discussion with Eveliina Asikainen. Negotiations, debates and discussions are unavoidable. Eveliina has to deal with that in her advocacy work for more sustainability at TAMK. She started her presentation about negotiations and how to argue constructively by presenting different types of conflicts that can arise during negotiations (...)

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Deep communication

On Monday 20th of January, the club discussed about creating and attaining sustainable relationships and talking about non-violent communication. The teacher Eva shared her insights for deep communication. Eva discussed many topics that I have been pondering lately, and many things she said touched a nerve. One of the interesting thing was (...)

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My impact - time flies

How to have more Impact? This is a struggle... (only in your head). It’s too quiet out there (well, make some noise)! This is pointless (Some synonyms for pointless: senseless, hopeless, fruitless, useless, valueless, to no purpose, unproductive... No, I don’t think so). I just want to make a difference (Well, step out of this parenthesis) (...)

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A new slow fashion revolution - reusable

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anne Lappe I am not a shopping addict. Please call me a fashion passio I am a Bachelor’s degree student in International Business in Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). Also, I am a content creator on my Youtube channel, sunnybite. The main contents on (...)

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Emotional recycling and plant-based packaging.

Notes about a Club's session - Victor Théorêt, Feb. 2020. It was a novelty for me to discuss about “emotional recycling”, or at least expressed under these terms. As any recycling system, it is fundamental to sort out appropriately the resources or waste might contaminate the benefits of the process. Accordingly, a sustainable emotional system (...)

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Tips to sustainable relationships. Non-violent communication.

Notes from our session about non-violent communication. - Maria Vaslova (Jan 2020) What are the sustainable relationships? What do we put in that words? As for me, sustainable relationships are that kind of relationship that is durable, long-lasting, non-violent, based on the mutual trust and respect. It is not that easy to maintain this type (...)

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What’s your own definition of a positive impact?

Notes from our first meeting - Juliette Caillé (Feb. 2020). To my opinion, a positive impact is an action where we put efforts in, thinking and questioning the consequences of our behavior, and taking the decision to act and change an action for a better alternative, indeed a more sustainable alternative. This decision ultimately has some (...)

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Imagining a sustainable future

Notes from our meeting with Siiri Enoranta, writer, awarded with the Junior Finlandia Prize in 2018 - Tatjana Bum (Feb. 2020). To begin with, I am very glad to have attended this meeting. As I don’t consider myself an artistic person and lack a special connection to art in the sense of painting or sculpturing, I was intrigued to learn about the (...)

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How to manage my digital existence?

Notes from our meeting with Julien Da, IT specialist - Tri Phung (Jan. 2020). The small session with Julien made me reflect on my actions for disposing electronic products. I threw away indiscriminately two broken rice cookers since I came to Finland. On one hand, I could have left the rice cookers outdoor, hoping that eventually someone would (...)

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Successful organic farming

This very last session of the Clubs first part with Henri Murto was really interesting and full of new insights, explanations and dynamic comments of the audience. Unfortunately because of the huge amount of inputs, I can only cover some of them in this report. I tried my best. Henri works at the biodynamic and organic Rekola farm (400 year (...)

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A session about permaculture

What impact do I have? - Mirjam Schwitter, Jan. 2020. This session was really inspiring. Before “permaculture” was actually just a term for me with hardly any meaning. After this session, I am very motivated to learn more about this whole lifestyle, the knowledge related to permaculture design and especially the ethics and principles of (...)

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How to create more impact

On Tuesday 7 th of January I attended my first ‘Sustainability and Impact Club’ meeting, where we talked about on how to have more impact. There were eight of us, which is a good size for open and active discussion without being swamped by too large size of the group. At first, we introduced ourselves and then discussed about what is a positive (...)

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About our IT meeting

Notes from our meeting with Julien Da, IT specialist - Tina Jokitalo (Jan. 2020). I thought it was super interesting, it would also be great to see him again, so that we would have more time to ask him questions. I would have liked to ask more about mac computers, for me they are essential because working with video and photography, making (...)

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How do we recycle?

We had a discussion on recycling. We talked about what was the last thing we recycled, the greedy neighbours, the apartment strata system and recycling, and the emotions that we recycle. The teacher Eva also shared an interesting thought about teaching recycling to immigrants should be emphasized for a successful integration. The eagerness to (...)

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Meeting Siiri Enoranta

Notes from our meeting with Siiri Enoranta, writer, awarded with the Junior Finlandia Prize in 2018 - Meredith Chuzel-Marmot (Jan. 2020). First of all, I would like to point out that inviting a writer- artist to discuss sustainability was unexpected but really relevant according me. Indeed, it is important first, to remind that the world is (...)

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How to have more impact?

How to have more impact? - Candy (Leong) Hio Lam, Jan. 2020. Keywords: Changing habits - Food In my opinion positive impact means doing something, that results in an action which benefits the society. The action could be however small or large. As long as it results in making a change. On the topic of positive impact (to the environment), the (...)

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A lecture with an impact entrepreneur

Week 6: Thursday session with Eerik Wissenz, CEO of GoSol. I really enjoyed this guest lecture wit Eerik Wissenz. It complemented well my online research about GoSol’s work, Solar Fire Concentration Ltd and its product the Lytefire 5 (a solar concentrator for baking and roasting). In addition, my former work experience at Solafrica, an (...)

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How do we recycle?

How do we recycle? - Candy (Leong) Hio Lam, Jan. 2020. From our topic discussion regarding recycling on Tuesday, it was clear this topic brought about many emotions from individual members along with deeper understanding of the production cycle concerning recycling. As Eva described, the process of ‘recycling’ could be defined as re-using, (...)

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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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A note about permaculture

Notes from our meeting with Dora Tkalec, permaculture expert - Tri Phung (Feb. 2020). I am especially enthusiastic and motivated for the session because I have experiences in the permaculture practices. In the summer 2018, I joined a workshop in permaculture-model farm in the central part of my country - Vietnam. We together built the natural (...)

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How to have more impact?

Notes from a discussion - Meredith Chuzel-Marmot (Jan. 2020). After discussing about impact in our lives with the coordinator, I realized how broad an impact can be. Indeed, impact can be identified everywhere and have more or less intensity. Moreover, impact is also up to subjectivity and the perception that one’s give to an action. Thanks to (...)

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How do we recycle?

How do we recycle? - Juliette Caillé, Jan. 2020. Do you always sort out and respect the rules for a perfect recycling? If yes, how do you feel about others not doing so? If not, how do you feel about that? I believe one of the main issues about recycling is that the way it works is very unclear. Honestly, this is one of the themes I master the (...)

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What impact do I have?

What impact do I have? - Mirjam Schwitter, Jan. 2020. Related to the issue of sustainability I really try to live as exemplary as possible, although it takes a lot of energy and generally creates more guilt than satisfaction. I am a vegetarian (since I am 8 years old) but I struggle to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I try to limit my material (...)

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