First, I would like to thank everyone for all the support and kind words that I have received since starting this new entrepreneurial journey. I really appreciate it.
I shared a video today on Nillin Facebook page (about plastic in the ocean in Dominican Republic Coast) because when I saw it, it made me really sad. One of the first reasons why Nillin Consulting came about, was me seeing a video kind of like the one that I saw today and getting sad and shocked as to what is happening in the world and especially the oceans.
As I am originally from the Centre of Finland, I got more used to lakes surrounding me as a kid and in Finland the lakes are quite clean. It wasn’t until I moved to Canada, Nova Scotia, that I lived by the sea. I have always admired the ocean, I have the utmost respect for it, and I am always amazed how big they are, the power or them, the deepness of them and how much of our world really is covered in water.
Since I was a little girl my favorite animals were both killer whales and dolphins and I never get tired of pictures of those turquoise and blue waters and life that lives underneath. When I was younger, I did not know much about what was happening around the world (maybe the lack of internet at social media at the time…. -yes, I am that “old”), or that there would be places in this world where people do not have water at all. Now with the internet and social media, things about people destroying the oceans, starving, wars and other sad phenomenons are out in the open and harder to ignore.
Did you know that there is approximately 8 million pieces of plastic going into oceans every day?
What I am hoping to do with Nillin, is trying to support such organizations that are cleaning these waters, finding ways to lessen the burden that we put in our environment and connecting different companies and innovations to find solutions for the future. Whether it will be through donations, implementing into company’s CSRs or even helping a company with their image (by helping them do something good), we will see. Whatever way it will be, I want to feel that I have done my part and for example tried to eliminate my carbon footprint as much as possible.
I do understand that it is not possible in all industries. For example how to still do it as a company if you are not able to eliminate your CO2 emissions for example is from Finnair. Finnair has a “Push for Change” Campaign, where you can offset some of the CO2 emissions of your flight by supporting emissions reduction project. You can donate 1 euro for a round trip within Finland, 2 euros for a round trip within Europe, and 6 euros for an intercontinental flight. The donations will go in full to an emissions reduction project in Mozambique. Finnair is also reducing their CO2 emissions by 60-80% by using biofuel, that has been produced from used cooking oil. If you are interested about this project, read more from here.
The fact of the future is that you have to take sustainability into consideration in your own business. If you do not do it, it won’t be long, until you will have to move out of the way from those who do. Customers have a lot of options to choose from these days. For example, a customer is more likely to make a choice that will be less damaging to the environment, than an option that is. As mentioned before, I believe that not all changes have to be big, all small things will add up. If we all do our part, we will be able to make a change.
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#repost @sustainablecorner I wanted to share this as it shows in picture how little daily things we do can make a big difference.. ? Are you doing any of these? . . . #sustainability #smallthingbigdifference #instagood #savetheworld #betterfuture #instalike #globe #recycle #reusable #bambootoothbrush #plastic #zeroplastic #ecosolutions #snypechat
I had shared the above picture on Instagram. It was posted by Sustainable Corner (a website that sells eco-friendly brands) about ways to reduce your single use plastic. I thought it was amazing way to show in picture about the little things we can do. What will you do to reduce your plastic waste? Do you have some other good tips what do do?