Arktinen kalatalous 11/11/2021

Webinaarin aiheena on ammattikalastus Lapin arktisissa olosuhteissa. Pääsemme kuulemaan millaista on ammattikalastajan arki ja miten kalaa hyödynnetään lähiruokaketjussa. Entä mitä mahdollisuuksia kalastusmatkailu tarjoaa arktisilla vesillä?

Puhujina webinaarissa ovat Marjaana Aarnio Lokan luonnonvara osuuskunnasta sekä Jouko Sirkkala kaupallinen kalastaja & kalastusopas Miekojärveltä.

Tervetuloa mukaan 11.11. klo 12-14!

Ilmoittautuminen ja lisätiedot tästä linkistä.

Ruokahävikin vähentäminen ruokapalveluissa 10/11/2021

Ruokapalveluiden haasteena on ylijäämäruoka, joka aiheuttaa taloudellisia kustannuksia sekä luonnonvarojen tuhlausta.

Kutsumme ruokapalveluiden ammattilaiset, yrittäjät, kuntapäättäjät sekä avustusorganisaatiot kuuntelemaan ja keskustelemaan hyvistä käytänteistä, joilla ruokahävikkiä saadaan vähennettyä sekä hävikkiruokaa hyödynnettyä tehokkaammin!

Ohjelma:

Klo 9.00 Aloitus

Klo 9.05  Kirsi Silvennoinen, Luke  
Tutkijan näkökulma ruokahävikin vähentämiseen.  
  
Klo 9.30  Tarja Rousu, Meri-Lapin ruokapalvelut  
Ruokahävikin vähentämisen hyvät käytänteet sekä haasteet Meri-Lapin ruokapalveluissa.   
  
Klo 9.50  Katja McQueen-Winberg ja Tiina Nokela, Prikka Kiertoon -hanke  
Keskitetty hävikkiruoan logistiikkakeskus: Ruokahävikin vähentäminen ja yhteisön hyödyt. 
  
Klo 10.20 Avointa keskustelua

Lue lisää ja ilmoittaudu webinaariin tästä linkistä.

Tuhkan hyötykäyttö kiertotaloudessa 9/11/2021

Mitä ovat tuhkan parhaat käyttötavat maanrakentamisessa ja metsien lannoituksessa?

Samuli Joensuu, Vastuullista liiketoimintaa tuhkasta –hankkeesta, kertoo tuhkan parhaista käyttötavoista ja -kohteista webinaarissa 9.11. klo 13-14.30.

Webinaari on suunnattu tuhkan tuottajille ja käyttäjille, erityisesti maarakennuksen ja metsien lannoituksen parissa toimiville sekä muille asiasta kiinnostuneille.

Lue lisää ja ilmoittaudu mukaan tästä linkistä.

Harvests from Bioenergy Projects 9/11/2021

Welcome to the international bioenergy webinar on 9th of November!

The aim of the webinar is to present a selection of the latest results from bioenergy related research and development projects; it is a harvesting time of bioenergy projects! In the webinar we hear experiences from different bioenergy cases, e.g., using biogas or pyrolysis for heating purposes. We also get an introduction of a Biogas tool – a free software for calculating biogas production potential and feasibility (now available also in English and in Swedish!). In addition, cascade use of wood bark and good practices in storing the wood chips are presented.

Registration link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/2BC0BD8FB57109B6. The participation link will be sent by e-mail closer to the event.

More information in Facebook and in Nordic Circular Arena

Event is organized by Grude, HandiHeat, Haiku and SIMSBioPro projects.

Tietoisku: Päivitä vähähiilisten hankintojen osaamisesi 3/11/2021

Hiertääkö hankintojen toteuttaminen, tuovatko hankintojen vähähiilisyyskriteerit harmaita hiuksia? Tule mukaan tietoiskuun kestävistä julkisista hankinnoista. Tilaisuus on tarkoitettu erityisesti oman toimen ohella hankintoja tekeville kuntasektorin toimijoille. Aamupäivän tilaisuudessa kuullaan ja keskustellaan energian, liikkumispalveluiden sekä elintarvikkeiden hankinnoista ja miten huomioida hankinnoissa vihreän siirtymän tavoitteet. Nyt on oiva mahdollisuus tulla keskustelemaan ja kyselemään askarruttavista kohdista.

Mukana sparraamassa hankinta-asioiden kanssa Keijo Tuisku, Tornion kaupungin hankintapäällikkö, sekä tietoiskut Hanselilta (Pasi Tainio), Motivalta (Taneli Varis) sekä Merja Aholalta Sodankylästä. Tervetuloa kuulolle ja keskustelemaan 3.11.2021 klo 9.00–12.00!

Ilmoittautuminen: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/49B249600BF6CC13

Lisätietoa tapahtumasta: https://fb.me/e/1Z60f9jff

Grude-hanke järjestää tapahtuman yhteistyössä VähäC, Väppi, KeLiPa ja Kohti Kestäviä Hankintoja -hankkeiden kanssa.

Vihreän talouden mahdollisuudet kaavoituksessa 1/11/2021

Lapin AMK ja GRUDE – Green Rural Economy -hanke järjestävät marraskuun alussa webinaarin, jossa kuullaan esimerkkejä ja keskustellaan vihreän talouden hyvistä käytänteistä sekä yhteisöllisyyden merkityksestä kaavoittamisessa.

Webinaarissa kuullaan, millaisia kaavoitushankkeita suomalaisissa kunnissa ja kaupungeissa on meneillään, mikä tarjoaa uusia näkökulmia ja ideoita oman kunnan kaavoitushankkeisiin. Tilaisuus on suunnattu erityisesti kuntapäättäjille ja kaavoitusten parissa työskenteleville, mutta kaikki aiheesta kiinnostuneet ovat tervetulleita tapahtumaan!

Ohjelma:

9.00 Tervolan Kunta – Marjut Järvinen​

  • Tervolan kunnan vastaranta –hanke​
  • Ekologisuus ja yhteisöllisyys kaavoituksessa


9.30 Pudasjärven kaupunki – Janne Karhu

  • Pudasjärven kaupungin kaavoitus -hanke​
  • Puurakentaminen


10.00 Lapin Liitto – Juha Piisilä

  • Asuminen ja kaavoitus Lapin maakunnassa – nykyhetki ja tulevaisuuden näkymät

Lue lisää ja ilmoittaudu mukaan 27.10 mennessä tästä linkistä.

Webinaari järjestetään Teams –alustalla ja linkki lähetetään ilmoittautuneille kaksi päivää ennen webinaaria. Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

Sustainable Blue Economy – Greennovation Camp 26/10/2021

Greennovation Camps are international innovation and green economy focused online conferences that bring together local government officials, researchers, students, entrepreneurs, etc.

The theme for our fifth Greennovation Camp on 26 October is: Sustainable Blue Economy 🐳
The European Commission defines blue economy as “All economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts. It covers a wide range of interlinked established and emerging sectors”. Thus, the blue economy is linking economic exploitation of the ocean, as well as inland waters to sustainable and environmental ecosystem. It involves many industries such as oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, coastal tourism, offshore wind power, seabed minerals and marine biotechnology. Further, sustainable development must include cross-sectional cooperation, as public sector, county councils and municipalities are key players in realizing sustainable development and the sustainability goals.

How can private and public sector stakeholders achieve together the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 which calls on the world to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources? How can we develop the blue economy in a sustainable way for the future?


CONTACT INFORMATION

Norwegian project-coordinator Kine Jakobsen at SINTEF Nord in Tromsø: kine.jakobsen@sintef.no



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European Rural Entrepreneurship Voices Forum 22/9/2021

In addition to interesting keynotes and comments from rural entrepreneurs, the Forum will include thematic workshops for envisioning what the rural areas will look like in 2040 in terms of organic production, smart farming, circular economy, rural tourism, food chains, and peripheral opportunities.

The Forum is organized by the Rural Future (the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development EAFRD). Partners from across Europe have been invited to carry out the thematic workshops. GRUDE is in charge of the circular economy workshop – we hope to meet you there!


Link for registrations and more information: https://ruralfuture.karelia.fi/rural-forum-22-9-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2shvAN3mUuyQH5kqvqyxGg98XEdeNa0CtqJyiZUMZLdipfH5U71R–6nc

Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism – Local Communities and the Outdoor Etiquette

This blog text is a summary of four inspiring case-presentations heard as a part of a small group discussion in the GRUDE Grennovation Camp in May.

Outdoor Etiquette and Responsible Hiking

Pirjo Rautiainen,
Metsähallitus, Finland

Metsähallitus is a state-owned enterprise that produces environmental services for a diverse customer base; ranging from private individuals to major companies. Finland, as well as Sweden, has “everyman’s rights” or “freedom to roam” which makes it easy for people to enjoy nature. Everyman’s rights have been integrated in the Finnish, as well as, Swedish and Norwegian cultures for decades, but nowadays the nature areas are meeting a new public who are not necessarily familiar with how to behave in nature. In addition, everyman’s rights do not apply everywhere and as Pirjo pointed out, it is hard to know exactly what rules apply to a certain area. The problems of littering, fire-making and stone-piling have become more and more frequent.

Therefore, Metsähallitus has created a “Code of Conduct” for those who visit nature areas in Finland. The purpose has been to make it as simple and concise as possible. The general guidelines are:

  1. Respect nature (ground rule for all outdoor activities)
  2. Use marked trails
  3. Camp only where it is allowed
  4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed
  5. Do not litter

Real Life Encounters as a Way to Enhance Cultural Sustainability

Anna Kuhmunen,
entrepreneur at Silba Siida (Jokkmokk, Sweden)

Anna Kuhmunen is a Sami woman who moved South to Jokkmokk, from Kiruna area. She comes from a reindeer herding family and is married to a reindeer herder. This is why it was a natural choice for her own family to continue the tradition. Anna worked in television for many years but when her children grew older she wanted to show them that it is possible to make a living of the traditional Sami lifestyle.

Anna Kuhmunen works full time as a reindeer herder.

Anna and her family started to welcome visitors to their home and everyday life.  She points out that their goal is not to be like a zoo or an animal park, but to show people the real life with reindeer. To Anna, it is important that the visitors get to see the reality, not a fake setup. Due to climate change, the reindeer can be very sick and worn down when they come home after roaming in the wild. That gives Anna a reason to speak to her visitors about how the climate change is affecting the reindeer herders and their livestock.

Nowadays, Anna and her family get visitors from all over the world and she hopes that more people would dare to show their everyday life for visitors. “No matter how dull you think your life is, there is always someone who finds it exciting and exotic!” As an example, she takes up her friend Sofia who goes ice bathing on a regular basis. Sofia doesn’t see it as something out of the ordinary but many other people do, and Anna says, she is sure that people would like to come along if they got the chance!

Community Engagement 

Ann Eileen Lennert,
Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

Ann opened her presentation by stressing the importance of local ownership and community perspective in tourism strategies. “Community engagement is a key, as well as, establishing good frames for long term cooperation and dialogue. It is important to plan when we want to have guests – and when we don’t”.

Similarly in national parks, the importance of guidelines for visitors cannot be emphasized enough. Creating the guidelines requires a clear local perspective on what we want visitors to experience and how they are expected to behave during their visit. In addition, tourism management strategies should take into account community perspectives and ownership. As Taleb Rifai, the former Secretary General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization has said: “There is no future for travel and tourism if you are not welcome and embraced by the local community”. From the locals’ point of view, however, there are many factors to consider. For instance, it is not obvious that the residents want to have marked trails in their living area as that might cause disturbance and crowding.

How Tour Companies Are Inspiring Tourists to Do Right?

Anna Martinez,
West Sweden Tourist Board

Because of her Spanish-Swedish background, Anna has observed the consequences of tourism in Sweden from a wide perspective. She has been working in tourism industry for many years and in many different countries. According to Anna, there was not many countries speaking about sustainable tourism 20 years ago. Costa Rica and Australia where among the early countries to raise the question. Today, however, you can even study sustainable tourism on university level.

Many years ago, Spain was facing the same challenges that Sweden is facing today with an increased number of visitors. Anna pointed out that tourist guides have a great responsibility – the guests will believe almost everything a guide tells them, and thus, they have a great power to influence. As a tour company there are many ways to nudge and reward the guests. One good example is to offer bonuses for tourists who arrive by train. Zero waste travel is another challenge, but there are success stories about that as well.

A bigger question that has no easy answer, concerns long-haul travelling. For example, if a nature tourism company in Sweden receives visitors from Dubai, how can their stay in the destination be arranged sustainably and is it even possible to compensate the long journey? Moreover, the terms we use when talking about ethical guidelines and responsible travel may need to be reassessed if have visitors from different cultures. For example, the instruction about leaving no trace in nature can be too ambiguous and needs to be clarified. Therefore, the companies have a great possibility to communicate with their international guests and influence the way they behave during their stay.

The discussion in the group ranged from the future of reindeer herding to the major increase a social media influencers’ visit can make on a popularity of a destination.

Blog text by:
Amanda Mannervik, Strukturum Jokkmokk,
Seija Tuulentie, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Cultural Sustainability in Tourism

Picture: Antti Pietikäinen

“Cultural understanding requires knowing yourself and your culture”

This blog text is a summary of four inspiring case-presentations heard as a part of a small group discussion in the GRUDE Grennovation Camp in May.

The aim of cultural sustainability is to know and appreciate cultural diversity and to strengthen cultural identities. Local cultures and ways of living give tourism destinations their own personal character. Tourists, similar to local people, are more and more interested in sustainable and authentic experiences. Therefore, tourism companies are nowadays required to consider what sustainability means for their business and how they can operate in a responsible and culturally sensitive way. In the European Arctic, specific attention should be given to the indigenous Sami culture because of its vulnerability as a minority culture.

Hilde Bjørkli, Head of Competence and Development in Visit Northern Norway, gave a presentation about the project “Culturally Sensitive Tourism in the Arctic” (ARCTISEN). She talked about cultural sensitivity as a part of cultural sustainability. According to Hilde, it is the guests’ responsibility to behave respectfully towards the local culture. At the same time, the hosts are responsible for creating and facilitating encounters between travelers and the local way of life. Nowadays, tourists are generally well educated and it is high time to shift away from cultural appropriations, assimilation and stereotyping, towards recognition, respect and reciprocity.

Monika Lüthje who is also working in the project ARCTISEN, in the University of Lapland, introduced new, culturally sensitive tourism products. These products are based on local cultures and they promote meaningful interaction between hosts and guests. Culturally sensitive tourism products focus on breaking down stereotypes, enabling reciprocal learning and cultural exchange, as well as, enhance mutual understanding and respect. You can read more about the project ARCTISEN here.

Jose Antonio Gordillo Martorell, Education Project Leader in Norbotten’s Museum, continued with a presentation about Digital Experiences for Sustainable Tourism. Jose Antonio raised a question of how could digital and physical resources be mixed in an efficient way, in order to, create a powerful tourism experience. Could we move towards cross-disciplinary and holistic approach of tourism by, for example, including learning, as well as, sustainable and community building elements to travel business? You can read more about the project here.

Lastly, Sisko Häikiö at Lapland UAS approached the question of how could responsibility communication make a change in consumer behavior in tourism? She presented the VALUE-project which is funded by European Regional Development Fund. The aim of the project is to develop the business in tourism SMEs by supporting growth and competitive advantage, as well as, increasing sustainability expertise. Furthermore, the objective is to support sustainable business and growth of Lapland’s tourism companies by developing digital sustainability communication. To know more about the project you can contact Sisko or her colleague Kati Koivunen on LinkedIn, and check out Visit Levi and Visit Sea Lapland websites.

As a final remark we would like you to reflect upon these open questions: Why do we want to receive tourists in our region? What contributions tourism should have? What kind of tourism do we want to attract, and finally, how do we find the right target groups and develop meaningful experiences for them?

Interesting and current questions of cultural sustainability were addressed in a group session in GRUDE project’s fourth Greennovation Camp in May.

Blog text by,
Grethe Lilleng, SINTEF Nord, Norway
Kine Jakobsen, SINTEF Nord, Norway

Header picture:
Lapin materiaalipankki, Antti Pietikäinen