Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Welcome to Nature's Year 2010

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The aim is that knowledge and consciousness about the problem will lead to measures that stop the impoverishment of the biodiversity. I’m not too convinced about this – just think of the Climate changes and the awareness and what is done to mitigate the effects. The United Nations global study, “Millennium Ecosystem Assessment” shows that the biodiversity deplete 100 to 1000 times faster today compared by 50 years ago. Unfortunately,however, everyone can do something to help to get awareness and inspire others, show good examples of what is done or can be done, and put pressure on the decisionmakers to protect the biodiversity. I think for instance the Swedish photographer, Mattias Klum, is doing an excellent work in this field and together with him lots of other photographers around the world. Tomorrow the 22:d of May the biodiversity is celebrated all over the world. On Sunday, the 24:th of May in Sweden we are celebrating the National Park day as a link in the Biodiversity year. So way not visit the nature this weekend and become captivated by the splendour in the nature.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Nice place to take a break

Some week ago I was at the Swedish west coast for fishing trout. Oh, yes I did catch a few. Together with some friends I headed back to Karlstad from Gothenburg by car. We thirsted for coffee and stopped at a place I have stopped at before, the Lödöse Museum, North of Gothenburg along the road E45. Have a look at the link;

It is a really good place to stop at, they have good and cheep coffee, sandwiches etc, it is Fairtrade and the personnel are very helpful and you also have the possibility to look at some history of the place. There are very few people stopping there, they go to Rasta, you know the big places along the way with a petrol station, higher prices and lots of people. Do yourself a favour and stop at Lödöse next time - because it worth it.