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Finnish shoppers are getting the message on plastic

Finlands two biggest supermarket chains say that shoppers are getting the message about using fewer plastic bags, and bringing their own or buying alternatives...

President’s call to save the Arctic at UN climate summit

President Sauli Niinistö has again spoken out about the need to protect the Arctic, which is warming at twice the pace than the planet, on...

NBA star Lauri Markkanen stops eating red meat to slow climate...

Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen says he'll stop eating red meat. It's part of a campaign called #DontChoke where the Chicago Bulls player has teamed up...

New focus on the environment for Independence Day celebrations

President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio have announced their plans to host an environmentally friendly Independence Day celebration on 6th December. The invitations have already...

Thousands attend Helsinki climate change rally as Timo Soini lands in...

Thousands of people took to the streets of Helsinki this weekend, marching to raise awareness of the dangers that climate change poses to the...

“If we lose the Arctic, we lose the globe” – Finnish...

President Niinistö says there is "still a chance to save the Arctic, and to save the globe. But there is no time to waste". He...

Flow: Paving the Way for Carbon Neutral Festivals

Helsinki's Flow Festival is known for its alternative approach to organising a music festival. Not only does Flow promote lesser-known artists, it is also setting...

WEEKEND: The Lahti Musicians Playing A Different Tune For Climate Change

Musicians in Lahti are blowing a lot of hot air, and thinking about its environmental impact. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra aims to be Finland's first...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Three Reasons To Be Critical About The Planned...

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications wants to build an Arctic railway line through the indigenous Sámi heartland in Northern Finland. The Ministry recently...

Climate Change Hits The Slopes

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn this month, politicians, scientists and experts are discussing the impact of rising global temperatures - among a...