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
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
By the end of this year I will have taken 10 ‘long’ train trips. I have defined long trips to be those that are possible to fly with non-charter aircraft (often not so long). Unlike 2015, I didn’t take any other means of slow travel. The trips look like this: This is the equivalent … More My slow travel in 2016 (by train)
Flyfri ferie is a Norwegian expression I first saw written on the excellent Norwegian blog Grønne Jenter (Green Girls). It means airplane-free holiday but sounds nicer with the alliteration from Norwegian :). The equivalent expression could be staycation (combining with vacation) but I think ‘stay’ doesn’t have such positive connotations in the context of holidays. It sounds … More Flyfri ferie: Plane-free holiday
I haven’t written very much lately on this blog but I figure since I’ve reading blogs about aspirations is not that exciting in January, why not postpone it to March! Challenge No. 1: Red meat max twice a month A friend of mine from university challenged me to the ‘red meat challenge’ in January, together … More Status update on 2016’s two new challenges
I have recently been following some of the work of a colleague of mine, Kjartan, who is a recently graduated PhD working in my university’s Industrial Ecology department. He has an impressive number of publications behind him for someone who’s just finished his PhD and has been quite active in the media lately (both local … More Long distance ground transport – is it worth it?
I am back in Norway again. In the process of sorting out my life after the summer break. A good chunk of my summer was spent in Amsterdam for a summer course on urban cycling which was excellent. I also got to meet some family who I hadn’t seen in a long long time. Had … More Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet write ‘The Wetsuitman’