This is an ongoing story of my personal human experiment. I am one among many trying to lead a more sustainable life. For me sustainable everyday life is minimising my consumption and damage to the environment, and maximizing social cohesion and a sense of community. In order lead my life (at least as it is now), I need some income. Thus, I have a job as a researcher. Plus I am rather passionate about understanding our way of living and reporting alternatives.
This story could occur anywhere. It happens that I live with my small family outside the downtown area of Helsinki. From sustainability perspective, it means challenges in transportation. Additionally, I feel my area lacks the communal lifestyle present in some other areas.
Enough of grumbling! Let’s get on with the story.