For INTOA design, waste is a treasure: Helena Hannula (INTOA design; FI)

"I don’t want to cause increase in the world’s waste load but rather reduce it with my choise of using recycled materials. For the brand, waste is a treasure!"

Four generations of experience in the footwear sector: Nicola Masolini (RE-BORN; IT)

RE-BORN is a family-run company.

Shop ´til you drop but keep it cruelty free!: Helen Tintse (Veganshop; EE)

“I admire and respect everyone who has found possibilities to support veganism, environmental protection and equality. There are many different people, some in the forefront, some not. Some can write, some can blog, some creates recipes, some design, some takes photos, some consults, etc. They all help our world to become a better place. Similarly to every person who cares and who makes reasoned choices.”  

Inspiring us to become better: HEEL Athens Lab (GR)

“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.”  

Promoting reducing, reusing and recycling: Annika Hentrich (BicicloLab; DE/IT)

“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 on minimalism, and so much more (in Estonian)

Discussion with Farištamo Eller who has a podcast Keskonnaraadio — Keskkonnahoid on äge! (Let’s have fun saving the planet).

Encouraging us all to do the best we possibly can: Aleks (Natural Bröder; EE)

“Sort your trash, take your own bag to a grocery store, take your own cup to a coffee shop, don’t throw trash around and reuse things as much as you can. Those would be the basics. Also, many new sustainable brands are coming out, but with them many greenwashing brands are coming along too. You should research the brand to know if it really is what it claims to be. And the reason would be to keep the business going while not being too harmful to our planet. Not everything we as species do is bad, we just need to manage our processes better.”

Telliskivi Flea Market (EE), 31 August 2019 – come and say “Hello”, and let’s do some good!

I will be at the Telliskivi Flea Market (near to the Pudel Bar) from 11:00 to 16:00. You support the cats of Kelmiküla Kassijaam, a rescue shelter in Tallinn, when you buy from me.

Switching to an eco-friendly, zero waste safety razor by Bambaw (BE)

Bambaw believes that a more sustainable and ethically conscious world is not only possible, it’s down to us to create it.

Welcome to ask questions about minimalism!

The Human Library will return on 2 February 2019 (Tallinn, Estonia)!

Going a zero or less waste lifestyle: Paula (Vadelmacreations; FR/FI)

“We have to take some time to focus on how we are consuming.”

Pointing out social injustices and alternatives: Alex (roots of compassion; DE)

“For me being active doesn’t necessarily mean torching slaughterhouses or liberating animals, even though these methods can be absolutely appropriate. The main form of activism we engage in as a collective is education, through books, blog entries, messages on stickers, patches and T-shirts. We financially support projects that have a more direct and militant approach (e.g. the occupiers of the Hambacher Forest in Germany) and write about their actions because in our opinion different forms of activism have to go hand in hand if we want to have an impact.
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As a long-time activist, whom I once met at the Animal Rights Gathering, put it: “You are not the movement, you are part of the movement.” I would like to add: “Take care of others and fight for their rights, but also take care of yourself.””

Found a treasure – a bag made by Alchemy Goods (US)

“Alchemy Goods is an eco-friendly, B-Corp certified bag and accessory brand with headquarters in Boulder, CO and manufacturing in Seattle, WA. Our bags and accessories are made by using a process called upcycling.”

Giving voice to a vegan community through graphical messages: Jacky Wasserman (US)

“As a vegan seeing how the movement and community has grown over the past 5 years has been so inspiring. I love hearing from friends that want my advice to go vegan because they saw a documentary or heard about how much the environment is affected or they love animals too much. Helping people transition and just being me without really doing anything but leading by example has been the most effective thing I think.
As an entrepreneur, creating a community of badass women boss babes that collaborate and support each other has been so rewarding. Cultivating and creating relationships with other business owners is a must. We all can relate!”

Being a loud advocate for green values: Outi Pyy (FI)

“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.”