During my adult life I have been a frequent flyer. After finishing high school, I moved to a city nearly 4 hours flight away to start university. That year was 2008. I had of course taken some long distance trips prior to leaving school, but there was a step change when I left home. It began with … More My life’s long distance travel in one graph
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?
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 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 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’