January 2014

Discovering Germany’s green capital: Freiburg im Breisgau

Widely regarded as Germany's ecological capital, Freiburg im Breisgau is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg, in the Southern part of the country. This region is otherwise known as the “Germany Tuscany”, due to its sunny climate and beautiful scenery. With a population of about 230,000 people, Freiburg has positioned itself as a Green City, with particular focus on in […] Read More

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Eco-Viikki: a new ecologically-sustainable neighbourhood on the outskirts of Helsinki

On the outskirts of Helsinki exists a true ecological marvel. Let's find out more! Eco-Viikki is a totally eco-friendly residential neighbourhood built on the outskirts of the Finnish capital, close to the university and around a green belt, an important natural reserve of the city. It occupies a space of over 6.400 m2 and contains […] Read More

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Welcome to Moby Dick

Arctic belugas, or Moby Dick... how cute! ;-) […] Read More

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Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland: watching the Aurora Borealis from an ice igloo

If you love nature and spectacular natural phenomena like the Aurora Borealis, a stay at the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland can indeed be a dream vacation for you. Here specially structured igloo rooms immersed in the Finnish tundra and ice, offer a view of the fantastic Northern Lights. Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in the Urho […] Read More

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Getting lost in the forest!

Getting lost in the silence of the forest! Brilliant […] Read More

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essential oils

How to make essential oils at home

To extract oils, specialist laboratories perform sophisticated processes either by steam distillation (using water) or centrifuge (pressure for citrus, under their bark). These are complicated process and are difficult to do at home. The plant material is moistened by steam, the plant tissue rupture, releasing the essential oil, and the steam carries the essential oil. They are then […] Read More

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