Archive for March, 2010

Light brings life

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Green Wonders | No Comments

Currently the hours of daylight are increasing by 6 minutes each day at my latitudes and even if there has been a cold and snowy winter this year, the snow is disappearing at a fast speed. Furthermore, the sunlight is the driver of nature and hence tells all plants and animals that the spring is coming. In every tree branch, seed and hibernation life is coming back into motion. Being exposed to daylight is important for the production of vitamin D of importance for the creation of bone tissue in humans. In the Nordic countries all kids get extra vitamin D to compensate for the winter season when there are just a few, if any, hours of daylight.  The Nordic people are now coming out from their winter nests, turning their faces towards the sun and greeting each other.

Srping sun in Stockholm. image courtesy: Sara Borgström

Spring sun in Stockholm. image courtesy: Sara Borgström

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Stockholm – European Green Capital 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 | Environment Update | No Comments

The European Green Capital is a city that leads the way to environmentally adapted urban life by presenting fulfilled environmental quality targets, continued engagement in environmental improvements and sustainable development. Stockholm is the first city to be appointed as the European Green Capital. Among other things this is because it has achieved a great reduction in CO2 emissions during the last decade and an ambitious integration of environmental issues in all municipality work.

Check out the European Green Capital 2010

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Hammarby Sjöstad, the most environmentally friendly neighbourhoods in Stockholm? image courtesy: Sara Borgström

 

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