Posted by Janne Saarikko on April 3, 2009
Since there has been same changes in how I will use my time in the future, I’ve also started to think where I will do it.
I’ve had a chance to ponder upon what is important to me with regards to daily environment. I realized that I need an office where I go every morning, and I need some people around me during the breaks. Also, change of environment is healthy once in a while.
I decided to be creative with myself.
Soon I had an idea about how cool and refreshing it would be to spend some time in one place and then move to a new place with new people.
Would some people want to work in same space with me? Maybe even provide me a place in their office? For exchage, I could offer them my expertise, networks and use of my coffee freakyness.
I decided to try this out. Talking to some people, I got mostly positive feedback. I tweaked my original idea a bit, making it even more appealing.
And now it’s true! Officially, since first of April 2009, I have been the Office Nomad!
I’m writing this article from Codento Ltd. office in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. They are my host company for April. I’ll share some more info about them and the company at later stage.
If you want to read more about how Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi works, please go to this page.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 29, 2008
CarrotMob Finland, a.ka. Porkkanamafia, proceeded with it’s first ever Finnish strike last Saturday. The target was a restaurant and bar called Juttutupa, situated close to central Helsinki.
Restaurant Juttutupa had promised to invest 51% of the additional revenues from a normal saturday evening in improving it’s energy efficiency. This will be done together with energy consumption specialists provided by CarrotMob Finland.
As a result of the event, hundreds of people were lining to get in Juttutupa on Saturday. Everyone were in a good mood and enjoyed the positive way of supporting anti-climate change movement. It’s not quite common to listen to a group of people seriously thinking about how they could spend more of their own money in this restaurant!
Total of €3362,94 (around US$5000) from the revenue will be used for the improvements. Preliminary talks indivacate that the money should be used for replacing the several dozen light pulbs with energy saving ones and replacing the kitchen equipment with more environmental ones. Also, some kitchen process improvements will be made in order to be more efficient.
The event gathered a major coverage from most of national and local media, including Helsingin Sanomat (#1 newspaper in Finland), all major TV news channels and numerous other publications.
To gather the feelings from this extraordinary event, please see the pics and videos.
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