Solutions Blog

The Nessling Foundation’s new Communications Coordinator says hi!

By Nesslingin Säätiö | April 12, 2021
Kallioinen merenranta

Our new Communications Coordinator feels that we need to redefine our relationship with nature – and dreams of swimming with… Read the full post »

Climate change is everywhere you look – climate action is everything you do

By Apurahansaaja | March 4, 2021

Although climate change is daunting, its pervasiveness leaves many open fronts for action. To act consciously, you will have to overcome some traps and develop a sense of informed imagination – ideas that are meaningful and within your reach.

Gayathri Murukesan is improving the condition of the Baltic Sea and turning algae into everyday products

By Nesslingin Säätiö | March 1, 2021

One of PoDoCo’s participants, Gayathri Murukesan, is living her dream as an industrial algal researcher at Origin by Ocean.

Linking global value chains and rural sustainability: the case of Indonesian coffee farmers

By Apurahansaaja | January 28, 2021

Can global value chains support rural sustainability? Our grantee Ayu Pratiwi studied Indonesian coffee farmers.

One million euros for research on the interfaces of the environment, human health and the economy

By Nesslingin Säätiö | January 7, 2021
Nessling erikoishaku

The Nessling Foundation granted a total sum of one million euros for three projects that study health care as part of solutions to the ecological crisis, the spread of infectious diseases in a changing environment, and the value and cost of water pollution.

Deep subsurface fungal expedition

By Apurahansaaja | December 3, 2020

It has been said that “the future is fungi”, but the use of fungi has already long traditions. Our grantee Maija Nuppunen-Puputti tells us why we should hunt for underground fungi.

How we’re promoting change – the new Nessling Foundation grantees are here!

By Nesslingin Säätiö | November 17, 2020

In 2020, the Nessling Foundation awarded grants to projects that promote a holistic change in our current way of life.

The textile industry needs good examples of circular economy thinking

By Nesslingin Säätiö | November 17, 2020

A project led by Sini Suomalainen helps businesses understand the countless possibilities of recycled textiles.

Without pollinators, there will be no crops

By Nesslingin Säätiö | November 17, 2020

Our new grantee Traci Birge wants to make all Finnish farms pollinator-friendly.

Games help in the fight against climate change

By Nesslingin Säätiö | November 17, 2020

Our new grantee Daniel Fernandez Galeote’s research combines games and climate change.

Research provides a new understanding of environmental solutions as well as ways to drive a societal change

By Nesslingin Säätiö | September 29, 2020

The Nessling Foundation’s 2020 general grant call ended on September 11th. We will grant funding for PhD projects, implementation of… Read the full post »

Solutions to the economic and health challenges posed by the ecological crisis – special call opens 10.8.2020

By Nesslingin Säätiö | June 2, 2020
Nessling erikoishaku

This year, alongside the Foundation’s general grant call, we will launch a special call in which we look for multidisciplinary research projects on the theme “The economy and human health in the planet’s ecological crisis”.

The Nessling Foundation’s general grant call and special call are open 10.8.–11.9.2020

By Nesslingin Säätiö | June 1, 2020

This year, we are especially looking for projects that increase our understanding of the interfaces between the environment, human health, and the economy.

Saimaa ringed seal research and COVID-19 pandemic

By Apurahansaaja | May 20, 2020

As billions of people on Earth, the working situation of biologist researchers is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all… Read the full post »

Ecology in the times of closed borders and social distancing

By Apurahansaaja | May 18, 2020

It has been stated that ecology cannot and should not be studied in isolation. But what happens when borders suddenly… Read the full post »

“A more humane material life”: Crafting social and material connections amidst a global pandemic

By Apurahansaaja | May 13, 2020

Confined to our homes and amidst feelings of uncertainty, some of us choose to DIY rather than buy. Knitting, for… Read the full post »

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity for environmental research

By Apurahansaaja | April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in surprisingly positive side effects in the environment. Observations made now during these exceptional times… Read the full post »

Rapid Response, Slow Adjustment

By Apurahansaaja | April 28, 2020

How can we and do we as researchers react to this urgent health crisis – acting out of instinct to… Read the full post »

Environmental research in the time of COVID-19 – researchers write about the effects of the corona crisis in a new blog series

By Nesslingin Säätiö | April 27, 2020

The pandemic emptied the streets and turned our economy upside-down, but it did not cancel the environmental crisis. We asked… Read the full post »

Can training location change farmers’ behavior? The case of coffee and cocoa farmers in Indonesia

By Apurahansaaja | March 18, 2020

Agriculture is still the main source of employment in rural areas, where poverty is most prevalent, but climate variability threatens… Read the full post »