Ideas for a better life: Millennium Technology Prize livestream and online innovation forum
The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize winner is announced at a livestreamed ceremony on May 18, 2021. The ceremony is followed by a virtual event, the Millennium Innovation Forum, held online on May 19.
Finnish society places value on family time and inclusivity
The significance that Finnish people attach to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may reflect something that goes beyond the holidays themselves. It may be indicative of the way Finland, as a society, views and supports parents and families.
A whole bunch of brunch for May Day: Finland’s festival of spring arrives
May Day, traditionally the wildest party of the year in Finland, starts on April 30 and continues on May 1, when people take to the parks for a picnic brunch. Chef Timo Lepistö provides us with recipes that fit the holiday. Even in times of social distancing, there will be some version of brunch.
Finland’s carbon handprints and roadmaps show path to carbon neutrality by 2035
Finland has set itself the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2035, one of the most ambitious targets of any country in the industrialised world. Is that feasible, and how does the Finnish government plan to do it? And what’s a “carbon handprint”?
Helsinki show spotlights the continual renewal of an age-old Finnish art form
It’s a word that many find difficult to pronounce, but the technique and designs of “ryijy” tapestries hold a special place in Finnish culture. We visit an extensive ryijy exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki to see a traditional art form that remains vibrant.
Twelve Finnish supergrannies have started a social movement that addresses climate change with a message of hope. Their mission is to use “granny wisdom” to teach people that a sustainable life is also a fulfilling one.