The great spare parts drought

Rule 3 of the Norwegian environmental code is to “Fix Everything, Always.” I have been trying to fix as much as possible of my things where possible before considering replacing them. It isn’t stated, but also should really apply to preventative maintenance too. Some things will be fixed by the producer (particularly those products made … More The great spare parts drought

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Cycling debates and putting human-oriented space on the political agenda

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

What is ‘normal’? Air travel habits of Norwegians and Europeans

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

Wrapping up 2016’s new year’s resolution to buy less

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