Recent outreach

The Hope for Globe events explore climate and sustainability from different angles, offer insights into the newest research and innovations,and give tools for more sustainable choices. See videos for recorded talks below:

Therapy night for Environmental Anxiety hosted by Mikko Pelttari: Maija Heikkilä with Timo Vesala, Tero Toivanen and Essi Aarnio-Linnanvuori

A battle for resources: Jan Weckström on environmental impacts of Talvivaara mine

Fresh from Campus: Marttiina Rantala on Arctic lakes as climate change canaries


  • ARCTIC T-Lab. The T-Lab is a part of the KOKIJA project where new ways to communicate research results are experimented.

T-lab brings together Arctic experts from different fields of the society to work together in order to find solutions to Arctic challenges, such as maximizing environmental and social responsibility and resilience in the rapidly changing Arctic. The results of the lab will be presented at the UArctic Conference Grande Finale Friday 7th September 2018 at 9-15. The project is funded by Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation and coordinated by Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki.

  • ECRU collaborating with the University of Tampere on an science-art project "Textile Stories about Climate Change"
How to mediate facts, risks, and uncertainties? Is there a way to put recent research findings into action in schools? Is it possible to reach new dialogues when scientific knowledge of climate change is explored through making crafts?
The works displayed (28.4.-17.5.2017 in Tampere, 29.5.−4.6.2017 in Helsinki, permanent online exhibition) are results of multidisciplinary cooperation between the craft education at the University of Tampere, and palaeoclimatological research of the Environmental Change Research Unit (ECRU) at the University of Helsinki.