Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited along to speak at Trondheim’s monthly Green Drinks meeting. I was asked to talk a bit about cycling without going too deep into the technicalities of my research (although my topic is thankfully quite tangible so it could have touched on this). I thought that given … More Cycling debates and putting human-oriented space on the political agenda
In this post, I’m going to look at some everyday product packaging failures and successes together with handling of packaged products and disposal of packaging (or lack thereof!). … More Packaging fails (and some successes)
I have flown a lot. That’s the main cause of my personal carbon footprint being so high. I have made quite a number of little changes to my lifestyle to try and reduce this, but it remains a dominant part of the footprint for many Norwegians and Europeans (probably most developed countries in general). But … More What is ‘normal’? Air travel habits of Norwegians and Europeans
I made a new year’s resolution in January last year to buy no more than one new thing a month (or 12 things in the year). Like many new year’s resolutions, the intention was to give myself a challenge. I challenged myself to reduce my personal consumption – and to really think about whether I need the … More Wrapping up 2016’s new year’s resolution to buy less
From turning off the lights at work to using mother nature as your fridge in winter, there are many many ways of saving electricity. For the good of your pocket and the environment. … More Energy saving opportunities everywhere
I have been trying to be a conscious consumer in recent years. And part of that includes trying to buy things with the least amount of packaging per volume (within limits of what I actually want to consume). Here’s an example. The unit price of the item is the smaller number in the bottom left … More Mass (packaging) consumption culture?
I was having a conversation with a few colleagues of mine some months back about how the lights are ALWAYS left on in the toilets at work when unoccupied. I had been turning them off most of the time but invariably they’d be on again next time, even at the end of the day or on … More ‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’