Trash or food? A historical perspective on sustainability of fish as food  

Recent discussions on sustainable food production and consumption have highlighted the role of less valuable fish species, whose history remains overlooked. A recent study in environmental history has analysed changes concerning the value and the consumption of various fish species in Finnish society during the 20th century. The study moreover aims at provoking Finns to appreciate local species in addition to changing our consumption of fish in more sustainable.

There Is More Than One Way to Discuss the Aesthetic Dimension in Sustainable Development

Author: Noora-Helena Korpelainen Alex loves colour and taste, a holiday abroad, and sunshine with morning coffee. This Alex is you and me, a citizen of a wealthy country. It is Alex who is asked to change his/her preferences, choices, and practices for the sake of the planet and forthcoming generations – to be a hero …

Lost Voices: How Mining in Scandinavian Arctic Regions has Impacted Sámi Livelihood

By: Avery Desrosiers, Nicole Rice, Selja Ryöppy and Hilja Kurkinen Through the analysis of the Kiruna mine in Northern Sweden and the Nussir mine in Northern Norway, we can understand how Arctic mining affects Sámi people, an Indigenous community living in the Arctic. In addition to the negative effects on traditional livelihoods such as reindeer …

Pohjoisten metsien monikäyttö Suomessa

Kirjoittanut: Kati Kauppi ja Tuija Simpanen Finland’s northern forest use has historically been divided and faced environmental conflicts between forestry and reindeer husbandry. Different interests for natural resource use between communities and groups can cause disagreements, but for sustaining diverse forest nature and local, valuable culture of Sámi Homeland in the future, we must reconsider …

How does reindeer husbandry affect ecosystems in Kilpisjärvi?

By Anna Kangas, Helmi Lappalainen-Imbert, Eveliina Piispanen, Juliette Rose  There is no other place in Finland than Kilpisjärvi that has similar differences in altitudes combined with moist marine climate traits and rare soil minerals. There, in the northernmost part of Finland, nature has a central role in the livelihoods of people. This area is also …