Plant trees with your online search engine

Many things you do in your daily life release some amount of CO2 into the atmosphere. We all already know of the biggest culprits, like driving, the impact of the foods you buy, the energy you use at home etc. But what about using your laptop? Or your smartphone? The effects of electrical appliances rarely…

Is there such a thing as ecotourism?

I logged into my laptop this morning and was met by a beautiful screensaver depicting a snowy mountaintop in Bolivia with an accompanying text saying that the place is a popular destination for ecotourists. I’ve heard the term before, but haven’t paid much interest until now. When I saw the word spelled out clearly on…

One of the most thankless jobs in the world

I haven’t written here in a while – mostly because I’ve been working on other projects but also because I’m now at my last year of my Master’s degree and very busy with school, so that’s my excuse. This post is going to be slightly different than the previous ones. It’s not so much a…

Calculating my carbon footprint

A carbon footprint calculator will estimate how much carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) you release into the atmosphere per year based on the data you provide. This data concerns specific aspects of your life. These vary slightly from calculator to calculator but most of the time I would say that they take into consideration: What type…

5 tips to incorporate local, seasonal foods in your diet

When you live in Sweden and you don’t have much but potatoes and carrots around, you get bored. I am the first to admit that living entirely without imported foods can’t be fun and sometimes, I wish I lived in a warmer climate where I could eat fruit like kiwi, mango and pineapple to my…

Why I can’t quit coffee

I love coffee. Not like Lorelai and Rory love coffee but I still define myself as a Javaphile. The people who like coffee will know what I’m talking about. The people who don’t like it will probably laugh derisively in my face and mutter “weaklings…” under their breath. But here’s the thing: it’s only partly…

Welcome to 43 square meters

Too often, we get paralyzed from fear of doing things wrong or not enough. When it comes to complex, all-encompassing problems like climate change, it might be even more common and in worst case, result in us doing nothing instead of something. I feel this happening to me, and I see it happening to many…