“One thing that you can become is an everyday hero – fly less” – by Kjersti Aspheim MDP/ECP

“En ting som du kan bli en hverdagshelt på er å fly mindre

av Kjersti Aspheim, MDP/ECP


“The average EU citizen flies only 0.3 times domestically per year. Put another way: 5.2 million Norwegians fly as much domestic as 50 million EU citizens.

“Flying less is a clear single action you can make that makes a big difference. By comparison, you can drive a full year before it can be compared to an average flight.

“Limiting food waste is another thing that makes you an everyday hero. Plan your weekly menu and shop once a week instead of six.

“Get a little happier in your home as it is, you don’t have to constantly refurbish to follow your neighbor. – Norwegians are lonely at the top of the renovation statistics in Europe, maybe even the world.

“How about becoming a world citizen rather than Ola Dunk in her little box? Take a look outside the Norwegian norm for how new everything should be all the time. I wonder what it is with this news that must be present for something to have value. Have we confused utility with news value?”

Dr. Kenneth M Beck

Yes. In Seattle, I limit flights to 11 hours/year.  That is, back and forth to Hawai`i. And that for a reason. For a month I visit the small coffee farms in Hawaii. There, life is tough.  Most families have only one or two acres, and own locally.  Coffee from Hawai`i is in trouble, as it is in Costa Rico, from Global Warming.

I study the growth of coffee with damage to the crop,  by buying local “starters” at the farmer’s market and comparing growth rates from the “young round leaves” to the mature pointed leaves.  Yes coffee is a complex plant, and my art is so small, but hopefully we can all enjoy the many varieties – and a cup of coffee – with each Fika.

We provide the Full Link to Kjersti’s Blog (above), some is in English, but do not try to make the whole article ours.  It does not belong to us!  We only give you a flavour of it, so you can make up your own mind if you like and want to support the award-winning journalism behind it, like we do. Of course, we do not or could support all the points made in any article we highlight, but that is part of living in a democracy.  We believe the material is relevant to all and is necessary for their personal judgments.

Vi gir den fullstendige lenken til Kjersti.blogg (over), men ikke prøv å gjøre hele artikkelen til vår. Det hører ikke med oss! Vi gir deg bare en smak av det, slik at du kan gjøre deg opp en mening om du vil og vil støtte den prisbelønte journalistikken som ligger bak, som vi gjør.  Selvfølgelig støtter vi ikke eller kan vi støtte alle poengene i noen artikkel vi fremhever, men det er en del av å leve i et demokrati. Vi mener at materialet er relevant for alle og er nødvendig for deres personlige vurderinger.


Close-Up on Coffee in Kona by Dr. Kenneth M. Beck

I am enrolled in Intermediate Norwegian.  I have completed Beginning Norwegian on my own finances. Many folks do. For me to translate from Norwegian to English is good practice as I compare to Goggle.  This is not a excuse, but the facts of the case… 😉


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