Lighten Your Lifestyle – an exhibition about the consumption

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Our current lifestyle consumes a great deal of natural resources. The exhibition illustrates the amount of natural resources consumed by households through transport, housing, food, household items and free-time activities. You will also get tips on how to reduce the level of consumption.

The exhibition tells (in Finnish) about the elements that make up an average Finnish person’s ecological rucksack and how the weight of the rucksack could be reduced. The ecological rucksack refers to the amount of materials, in kilogrammes, consumed by the production, use and waste management of a product at some point somewhere in the world.

The manufacturing of goods consumes a considerable amount of natural resources. Therefore, if you no longer need something, you should make sure it is reused. At the exhibition you can explore the natural resources consumed during the different stages of manufacturing a toy car race track. You will also have a chance to guess the amount of natural resources used to manufacture items such as a bicycle, jeans or a board game.

Overconsumption of natural resources damages living environments around the globe. It is estimated that by 2050, the deterioration of living environments will be the single greatest reason for the extinction of species and will force millions of people to leave the areas where they live.

The pictures featured in the exhibition were created in 2007, but the consumption of natural resources by an average Finn has not changed. However, new ways to reduce consumption have emerged over the past decade. How do you reduce the consumption of natural resources? The exhibition will offer you a list of tips.

The Nature House is open Mon–Fri 9 am – 3 pm and Sun 10 am – 4 pm. On All Saints’ Day 2 October 10 am – 4 pm. Café Elfvik is open on weekends whenever the Nature House is open. Entrance to the Nature House is free of charge.

Information and location


Wed 2019-10-02 9:00 - Thu 2019-11-28 15:00


Nature House Villa Elfvik

Elfvikintie 4, Espoo

Contact information

+358 9 816 54400

Price, euro