#climatechangeartchallenge Day 3

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

#climatechangeartchallenge Day 2

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

#ClimateChangeArtChallenge : Day 1

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If you want to get involved, the challenge runs from the 1st to the 31st of August.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a piece of art every day on the theme of climate change. It can be anything from a painting, to a poem to a song.
  2. Once you’re finished, post your work to the 31 Day Climate Change Facebook Page and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge
  3. If you have Instagram, post it there too, and use the hashtag #climatechangeartchallenge again so I can find it and share it on the MostNorthern Instagram page.
  4. Re-post and share your art wherever you can to spread the word about the challenge and climate change.
  5. If you come late to the challenge, don’t stress, you can still get involved!

Eyes On The Arctic : Need To Read Things

In this weekly post, I collect all the need-to-read arctic related things that I’ve found over the past several days, and put them here in a handy bundle of links for you to pick, click and read.

12526-snowflakeHeatwaves From The Arctic To Japan: A Sign Of Things To Come?

12526-snowflakePolar Bear Killed After Attack On Arctic Cruise Ship Guard

12526-snowflakeNaked Geology, Dazzling Light… My Journey Into The Arctic

12526-snowflakeHow Did the End of the World Become Old News?

12526-snowflakeInto The Arctic Exhibit

12526-snowflakeArctic People Were Spinning Yarn Before The Vikings Arrived

 

 

 

MostNorthern Shop Is Live!

I didn’t know a MostNorthern art and design shop would be happening until the day before yesterday. Once the idea sprouted, I couldn’t keep it contained, and, well, voila! HERE IT IS!

The premise of the shop is the same as it is here – to celebrate the north and raise awareness about climate change in the Arctic.

Below are a few of my designs on tote bags, because I love totes as much as life itself, plus, they’re one of the best answers to combating the environmental terrorist that is the plastic shopping bag.

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Your Daily 5 Nordic Facts : Denmark

  1. In Denmark, you can expect to be rained or snowed on every second day.
  2. Denmark has more than twice the amount of bicycles (4.2 million) than cars (1.8 million).
  3. Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II, but King Christian X insisted on riding through the streets of Copenhagen every day to inspire courage in his people, despite the danger of being caught in an occasional burst of gunfire.
  4. Nowhere in Denmark is more than 30 miles (50 km) from the sea
  5. Denmark physically borders only one other country, Germany.

 

Sources that helped me find this stuff: FactRepublic.comLandLopers.com, Quora

Your Daily 5 Nordic Facts : Finland

  1. For some bizarre reason, there isn’t a single payphone in Finland.
  2. Sauna is the most used Finnish word outside of the motherland.
  3. I thought it would be Sweden, but apparently Finland has world’s highest annual consumption of milk per capita – around 1 litre per person every day.
  4. The blue of the Finnish flag represents the water of the thousands of lakes in the country, whereas the white represents snow, of which Finland sees a shit ton of in winter.
  5. Despite being the eighth largest country Europe, it’s the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.

 

Sources that helped me find this stuff: FactRepublic.comLandLopers.com, Quora

Your Eyes In The North

I am going to assume that, if you’ve picked this blog to read from the other 37 million sites that are hosted by WordPress, then you’re northerly obsessed.

I’m also going to assume that you can’t go a day without thinking about the most northerly places on our planet, and you have, within your soul, this insatiable hunger for pretty much everything to do with the Nordic countries and the High Arctic.

For the record, the above paragraph is me in a nutshell. If it’s you too, then I hope MostNorthern will be able to satisfy your hunger. At least for a little while.  If we’re alike in our obsession, you’ll know it’s only a matter of time before you need your next northerly fix. And that’s where I come in. To try and provide that, to try and be your eyes in the north.

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In case you’ve skipped over the About page, my name is Katie Metcalfe and I’m an English writer, blogger and poet living in Sweden.

I’ve been writing on the subject of ‘North’ for over a decade, and have a solid portfolio on writings about everything northerly, from the life of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, to the mythology of the Greenlandic Inuit, from the experience of dining on the Icelandic delicacy hákarl (fermented shark) to not being allowed to die in the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen.

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MostNorthern was established because, to put it quite bluntly, I wasn’t able to find another blog out there that could successfully satisfy my northerly needs. (Please do shout if you are able to recommend blogs I may have missed…)

It exists  to celebrate everything Nordic, with a special focus on raising awareness about the Arctic, and the current climate crisis going on at the top of the world. I really hope, that, while satisfying my curiosities and interests in all things northerly, I’ll satisfy yours too.

If there’s anything northerly that you would like an insight into, or if there is a northerner who you have been itching to learn more about through an interview, or even if you want to make a suggestion on how MostNorthern can be improved, please leave a comment below or email me at: mostnorthern@hotmail.com

Katie – Your Eyes In The North