Seminar: Local Actors as Forerunners

Cities for healthier seaLocal actors as forerunners – concrete achievements and links to international covenants in Baltic Sea protection

A seminar to be held in Tallinn, March 16, 2011.

We claim that the role and potential of local actors in the Baltic Sea protection work is highly important and extends wide beyond the local borders. We aim to promote an exchange of practical experiences in problem solving and provide inspiration and ideas for further work.


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Half! A Simple Way to Make Life Better

Half. A simple way to make life betterThis is a very simple little book by Kristina and Alan AtKisson. It’s about how to reduce consumption in the (over) developed world … while improving quality of life. It’s called, “Half! A Simple Way to Make Life Better.”

It’s not even published on paper yet … It’s in the form of a YouTube video. If you watch the video, I read you the book ... or, you can turn the sound off and read it yourself. You can pause the video if you need more time on a page.


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Energy Futures

Baltic University ProgrammeFirst announcement of the BUP workshop
Energy futures - local solutions for the Baltic Sea Region
17 -21 October 2010
Uppsala, Sweden

Energy production and energy use is one of the critical issues that must be solved for a sustainable future. It is also one of the keys for adaptation and mitigation of climate change. This workshop will focus on energy mostly in the local context and how to achieve a transition to a fossil fuel free energy system. We will review the entire spectrum of energy sources and look at how to improve energy efficiency. The workshop will rely on expertise from Uppsala University, one of the European Centres for Research on renewable energy systems, from Uppsala municipality and county, and the BUP network.

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Project Leader and PhD Student

Novia University of Applied Sciences in Raseborg, Finland is seeking applicants for two positions, one as Project leader and one as PhD-student for the project Green Islands. 

For more information on the positions see this information leaflet (in Swedish) and read about the Green Islands project (in English).