Are you one of the many who feel guilty about flying? Is it even possible to travel far if we strive to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees?
Or could travel be one of the key means to make the world more equal and to help us adapt our actions to what nature can sustain? What does sustainable travel even mean?
Combining science and art, the exhibition brings together Rauni and Helena Varkia’s oil paintings and posters by Sustainable Development students at the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).
Sustainable Development students have looked into sustainable travel and prepared posters for the exhibition. They address topics such as cultural and nature travel, the climate impacts of travel, volunteering while travelling, travel logistics and the economic significance of sustainable travel.
Rauni and Helena Varkia’s artwork illustrates the experiences one can gain from travel. Their oil paintings feature animals, details from the natural world, and natural and cultural landscapes. Nature travel can also promote nature conservation if the revenue generated by travellers is used to protect natural areas.
The Nature House Villa Elfvik is open from Monday to Friday at 9–15 and on Sundays at 10–16, on Independence Day (Thursday, 6 December) and the New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January) at 10–16. The Nature House will be closed for Christmas from 24 to 26 December 2018. Café Elfvik is open on Sundays and midweek holidays whenever the Nature House is open.