"Thanks, Sini! Time banks are becoming more and more popular in Finland and even small towns have founded groups this year. I joined this spring the time bank of Lahti. The first change happened during the SPREAD Launch conference when we got help in…"
Urban farming is one way to make cities more attractive also in summertime. Laaritalkoot (Cultivation box bee) is an urban farming project initiated by environmental NGO Dodo. Dodo provides housing corporations with help in purchasing the equipment and building cultivation boxes in the parking places and in the yards of detached houses. Urban farming improves well-being and community-building, it gives the opportunity to grow something yourself also in urban surroundings and eat fresh and…See More
What will a sustainable future mean for the way we consume? How can we fulfill individual needs more sustainably? What are the impacts of what we consume everyday? What promising sustainable consuming practices start to be revealed?See More
Time bank of Helsinki (Stadin aikapankki) is a time bank for people living in Helsinki and its surroundings. It is an online market where people can offer their time and help for others and receive others time and help for themselves. Tasks of everyday life are exchanged: babysitting, help for moving, sewing etc.. Money is not used in the exchanges, time is used as currency: one hour is one time credit. Everybody’s time and work are rated equally valuable. The credits are collected and people…See More
Loppukiri is a housing community for seniors. It is an outcome of a six year project of the Active Seniors Association. Senior appartments are often institutional and they don’t have the feeling of home. The aim of this project was to create an ideal, communal home for elderly people. The project started in 2000, construction work in 2004 and the first residents moved in in 2006. The residents took part in planning and designing the house, both their own apartments and the common space. The…See More
Sustainable societies should maximize opportunities for physical, social and mental health for all demographic groups. In addition to environmental sustainability, we must also build social integrity, economic efficiency and well-being.See More
The final conference of SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 will be held on November 26-27 2012 in Brussels.
The findings of the SPREAD 2050 project will be showcased and discussed during the two day conference. It is a possibility to hear the first hand results of the SPREAD 2050 project. Emphasis is on how the findings can be turned into action.
You have a chance to influence how the conference…