Picture credit: Alf Simensen/NTB Scanpix via AP There has been a historic protest in Oslo, Norway in the past week week. See my previous article Norway: Indigenous & Environmental Youth Occupy the Ministry of Energy over Human Rights Violation for the details. The protest went from 15 indigenous and youth activists occupying the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum on Thursday 23rd of February to over 2000 … Continue reading 6 Lessons learned from the Indigenous Sami protest in Norway against Fosen Windmills
Photo credit: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB Youth from the indigenous Sàmi organisation NSR, as well as youth environmental activists from Natur og Ungdom have been occupying the offices of the Ministry of Energy and Oil since Thursday (23rd of February 2023). They are doing so as an act of civil disobedience to hold the Norwegian state accountable for its violation of indigenous peoples’ rights. We now … Continue reading Norway: Indigenous & Environmental Youth Occupy the Ministry of Energy over Human Rights Violation
“A whale burger with that?” asked the lady at the restaurant. Wait, what? The picture in the menu was of a burger, with red meat that looked like beef or any other red meat. But reading the description I realised it was whale meat in that burger. I was divided between my environmental conscience and the curiosity of tasting whale meat. Whether it is with … Continue reading The Whale in the Room. Why does Norway continue Killing Whales?
The Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv is the new Scandinavian concept that reached international news, after Danish hygge and Swedish lagom. In 2018 I held a TEDx Talk explaining what it is and why you need it in your life. Two years later, we are in the middle of the Corona crisis and friluftsliv is even more needed for people all around the world and especially Europe … Continue reading How the Concept of Norwegian “Friluftsliv” Can Save Your Life
If you want to start using cloth diapers you are probably aware of the many benefits it can bring. From less plastic pollution in nature, to less chemicals on your baby’s bum, saving money and many more, cloth diapers are a great investment. But where to start? When I started looking into this, the amount of information was overwhelming. Which diaper type is better? Which … Continue reading How to Start with Cloth Diapers in Norway Cheap or for Free
En tant que blogueuse je reçois de nombreux emails de compatriotes cherchant des informations pour s’installer en Norvège. Jusque là rien d’anormal. Mais ce qui est frappant est le fossé énorme entre les attentes que certains de ces nouveaux arrivants ont regardant la Norvège et les Norvégiens. et la réalité que je connais bien après 10 ans de vie ici. Tout y passe, des gens … Continue reading Briser les mythes sur la Norvège
La Norvège, ses maisons de rondins rouges, ses paysages à couper le souffle parsemés de rennes pâturants patiemment, et ses fjords…remplis de déchets toxiques. Voilà la réalité à laquelle nous nous sommes réveillés Jeudi 14 février en Norvège, alors que le gouvernement de coalition entre les Conservateurs, les Libéraux, l’Extrême droite et les Chrétiens-démocrates a donné son feu vert au groupe minier Nussir d’ouvrir une … Continue reading Un fjord rempli de déchets toxiques. La Norvège donne son feu vert pour le pire désastre environnemental de son histoire
The drilling of oil and gas in the islands of Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja in the Northern Sea has been a huge topic during the elections of September 2017 in Norway. Environmental groups such as Folkeaksjon, Nature and Youth, Friends of the Earth Norway and others have gone very strong to stop the research for drilling up North, claiming among other things that the oil … Continue reading Environmental Win: Oil Drilling in Northern Norway Stopped!!
I am often asked by foreigners whether Norway is a champion or a devil when it comes to environmental protection. I can’t blame them, Norway seems schizophrenic on the topic of environment. On the one hand Norway has this image of champion at protecting the environment, with pictures of fjords and pure water to advertise for its country, which is undoubtedly one of the most … Continue reading Environment: The End of Norway’s Double Standard?