“Personally we like crisis, it builds and brings out strengths that most don’t even know they have. There is a very appropriate saying that I have used as long as I can remember: “If you care enough, you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.” You, and you alone are responsible for you; find your way out of crisis.”
“The most important and powerful act, we believe, is our everyday choices. We try to live by our expectations every day trying to become better and we hope that this will inspire others to try it as well.”
“Every item we buy has a past and a future, and therefore an impact on people and nature. We should inform ourselves about its origin and have an awareness of what happens to this product when we get rid of it.”
Discussion with Farištamo Eller who has a podcast Keskonnaraadio — Keskkonnahoid on äge! (Let’s have fun saving the planet).
First there was a DIY cookie “save the day” recipe (in Estonian and English). Now something else: a short contemplation about the problematics of an upcoming exhibition that focuses on contemporary fashion from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
“Buy less, but better! The biggest thing with sustainable development is that we should reduce our consumption.”
“I am not just an activist, I am also a teacher. I teach about economic and environmental responsibilities and ways to better your everyday life. I see that there are many good people in the world (and Finland) who want to do good, but they lack the knowledge to do it. So I help them out with my lectures, talks and my blog. If I get them to understand the effects of their actions and that they have a choice, I have done my job. Most of this work, by the way, is something I do on voluntary basis. I do it out of responsibility.”