Malmö, Sweden | A Sustainable Modern Scandinavian City

Slide Across the Øresund Bridge for a day out in Southern Sweden
Meet Sweden’s little sister Malmö

Modern and historic sit side by side in Sweden’s third largest city. Located at the southern end of the country in beautiful Skåne, sustainable city planning has turned this town around. Come to Malmö, she said. You heard me correctly. Today, we’re going to Sweden. Directly across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen, it is the easiest spot to get a Scandinavian double card punch when visiting the region. Turns out, it’s super easy to see it sustainably and the city has lots of green tourism options to keep your travel full of positive impact for you and the environment. Win. And win. And nobody will feel like they had to sacrifice to enjoy all that southern Sweden has to offer. It’s all about choices. And Malmö has many! Continue reading “Malmö, Sweden | A Sustainable Modern Scandinavian City”

Denmark is Growing a Sustainable Christmas Season | Reasons to Choose an Organic Tree

SO MANY REASONS TO KEEP THE SEASON SUSTAINABLE 
IN DENMARK THE INTEREST FOR ORGANIC CHRISTMAS TREES IS GROWING

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches. Do you bring a real evergreen into your home to celebrate the season? Hailing from the state of Oregon, the largest producer of Christmas trees in the US, I definitely do. There is something so spectacular about the scent of fresh fir all up in our festive faces that smells like Christmas spirit to me. Maybe it just clears the odor of teen spirit that normally dominates my domicile. But does that perfect fir tree you find need to be organic? Scratch and sniff on this folks. To keep the season sustainable, the answer is yes and please. I’m dreaming of a green Christmas.

What if this year your Christmas tree was not only lovely to look at bedecked in baubles and decorations and lights, but could also be good for the environment and the people who produced it too? That would be fantastisk you’d say. That’s Danish for fantastic. I’d say so too. Did you know that you can buy an organic, fair trade Christmas tree that can benefit people around the world? In Denmark, you can. That is fantastisk indeed. Continue reading “Denmark is Growing a Sustainable Christmas Season | Reasons to Choose an Organic Tree”