The centuries old specific narrative about the Arctic region is a paradox: on the one hand, the area is portrayed as a periphery empty of people, as terra nullius. At the same time, it is imagined as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, and a “resource frontier” from which riches can be extracted. The indigenous […]
For many of us who work in Viikki, there is a combined interest in advancing environmental sustainability goals through our research and pedagogic work and as individual or members of communities. But how environmentally smart is the Viikki campus itself, including the practices of those who work and study there? There is a lot of advice out there how choices related to consumption or organizing of work can help to reduce the environmental footprint (e.g. carbon, water or non-renewable materials), but how do these translate to our everyday practices? Where could we do better in this regard?