The 7 ‘rules’ of the Norwegian Environment Code

In 1952, the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and the Norwegian Red Cross developed two brochures that became the start of the Norwegian Mountain Code (or Fjellvettreglene). This was done after a number of tragic fatalities in the mountains in Easter 1950 due to poor preparation. The code is upgraded frequently and presently includes 9 critical pieces of … More The 7 ‘rules’ of the Norwegian Environment Code

Flyfri ferie: Plane-free holiday

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

‘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’