The Foundation’s activity triggers countless conversations on the topic of current environmental issues and consequences of human behaviour. The conversations let us identify numerous concepts which tend to be taken for granted when, in fact, many of us have no clue what they actually mean. It is these concepts that we clarify in articles published under the general heading And there you have it!
Our texts are easy to follow and contain many specific examples and images, which make it easier to notice direct links between the topics in question and our daily lives. We hope they will let you consolidate and expand what you already know about the natural and the man-made environment and, by doing so, make your everyday choices more conscious and ecologically sound.
Additionally, published under the same heading are articles about the regions in which we operate. They do not deal directly with the subject matter of our projects, but instead help to clarify the environmental, geographical and historical context in which the projects are executed. The texts are also a great source of practical information, which you’re bound to find useful when planning your own travels.
Trapper cabins have been an integral part of Svalbard’s scenery for more than two hundred years. Over time, they’ve changed hands and character, undergone alterations and renovations, while those which were already beyond repair became a source of material for the construction of new cabins, thus going through partial reincarnation.
Nothing more than mountains and pointed peaks, or how Svalbard was discovered and what came out of it
The archipelago was probably known of already by the Vikings. Brief mentions of “cold shores” in the area, which is now instantly associated with Svalbard, appeared for the first time in 12th-century Nordic sagas. The thing is, though, that no evidence has ever been found to confirm that the Vikings
Plastic is such an obvious element of today’s world that hardly anyone wonders what it actually is and why the negative consequences of its overuse can now be felt even in the most remote corners of the globe. Let us therefore shed some much needed light on the issue. Plastic