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

‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’

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’

I’ve spent nearly 6 months tiptoeing around the urinal

6 months. It’s the time I’ve spent living in Norway. And the time I’ve been witnessing the imperfectly designed sensors on my workplace’s urinals. What tends to happen is that whenever someone comes within about 1 metre of the urinal it flushes. Like half of the Amazon’s daily output. And then it keeps doing it … More I’ve spent nearly 6 months tiptoeing around the urinal