The journey towards greater sustainability is a journey without end. There are always further improvements to be made, new technologies to be employed, and new solutions to implement. It’s the true never-ending story.
And though that may appear futile at first glance, this is not a sad story. It’s a tale packed with minor setbacks which lead to major breakthroughs. Collaboration and experimentation are the common themes. And progress is measured in the amount of waste eliminated. It’s not a zero-sum game. It’s a zero-emissions game. And every move in the right direction counts.
When in Rovaniemi
Do as the locals do. Words of wisdom that any seasoned traveller is familiar with. They don’t just govern behavior, however. They speak to the importance of having an open mind, embracing new customs, and adapting to one’s surroundings. There are equivalents in all languages. In English, one is told that “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. It counts for the Italian capital, just as it counts for northern Finland. Which is exactly where we headed this winter.