My Low-Carbon Life — North Karelia Edition

Aarne Granlund
8 min readSep 24, 2019

There has been considerable debate over individual lifestyle change as a political means to achieve society-wide decarbonization.

North Karelian lakes are usually in excellent condition and our municipality borrows canoes for free.

The purpose of this post is not to take a political position to which one is more important, individual or collective action, but rather to show what I have done to limit my climate impacts to around two and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

Aarne Granlund

Climate mitigation expert. Sufficiency is my lifestyle. Fly fishing, skiing, nature.