Finland makes sustainability easier

Töölönlahti Helsinki, Finland

A leading Northern European airline emails customers, saying it is moving 'towards a better climate future'. Reusable grocery bags are spotted all over hipster neighbourhoods of Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Tallinn. Local Facebook flea market groups are buzzing: buying second hand is a popular move. In the small neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki, there [...]

Big cities in Finland are growing even as the countryside empties – at least we pay our mortgages (unlike the Swedes)

Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland.

Finland’s capital city Helsinki attracts more than just tourists. Don’t get me wrong: tourists are great and without them, we would not have anyone to brag to about Finnish sauna or our achievements in ice hockey. Jokes aside. The metropolitan area of Helsinki, which includes Espoo and Vantaa, has around 1.5 million inhabitants. In Helsinki [...]