Over the past 6 weeks, I have been part of a sustainability think tank. But not just an ordinary one: a sailing one. Together with 17 other young professionals and students, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Our mission: to help a big technology company in the Netherlands become more sustainable and with that: inspire and motivate installers to drive the energy transition.
We at Weekendbee love snowy winters and we want to have them in the future as well. That is why we support Protect Our Winters Finland in their mission to fight against climate change. Together we can raise the discussion and make actions that have an effect for the future.
We got an interview with POW-ambassador Jani Johansén who tells us, why he loves the winters and why he wants to protect them.
The wellbeing of bees and the education of their importance is part of Weekendbee´s mission, so we joined forces with Sugar Daddies Co to spread this sweet message around the world. We talked with one of the Daddies, Ville Rinta, about flowers, bees, and honey.
Pekka Tuuri is an awarded Finnish underwater photographer from Espoo. His background is in engineering but nowadays he spends a big part of his life underwater capturing the beautiful, rarely seen world of the Baltic Sea and lakes in Finland.
When it´s cold and dark, the first step of the run, stepping out of the front door can feel overwhelmingly difficult. This is something that Saana, a Finnish woman living above the arctic circle, knows well. Saana lives in Tromsø with her family of two children and a husband. She tells us now, why she loves running and how she survives the long winter with her favorite sport.
CrossFit can be a demanding sport for clothing because of the variety of activities like weightlifting, burpees, running and gymnastics that they need to endure and support. We asked from CrossFit athlete and coach Elli Gromov, what she thinks is important for the clothing she wears in the box.
Winter cycling can be fun if you have the right gear. Like many other winter sports, it is more rewarding if you have made some preparations with the gear first. We interviewed the cycling experts fromKeli Clothingto give us some tips for the coming cold, dark and slippery cycling season.
Merino wool is known to be the favorite material of many outdoor enthusiasts. It´s the perfect fabric for varying outdoor conditions when you need to stay warm in a cold climate or stay cool in a warm climate. So why should we pay attention that our favorite merino wool sportswear is mulesing-free?
Clothing and textile manufacturing industry have an intense environmental impact. Our clothes are usually originally from fields, sheep´s back or oil well and the process of turning the raw material from fiber to fabric uses huge amounts of water, chemicals, labor, and other processing resources.
We all want to stay dry when it's raining cats and dogs but at what cost. PFC (perfluorocarbons) are chemicals that are used in technical garments to make them water repellent. PFC are chemicals that are released into the air when making and using a product and they are harmful to the environment and people.
Traveling in Asian countries has truly opened our eyes for the ocean plastic problem. Nowhere else have we encountered such a sad sight of huge piles of plastic on the reefs, in the water, beaches and backyards of local people. Even though commercial fishing and other industries are mainly to blame on this problem, it's still easiest to see with your own eyes when walking on the paradise beaches and hopefully it will sparkle the inspiration to change one's own behavior.