Geoheritage, culture and sustainable communities in Finland, Iceland and Norway
Hi! My name is Sofia Ervasti and I’m a 15-year-old girl from Vaala, Finland. I live with my mum and dad. I have one elder sister who is 20 years old and lives on her own. We live at the centre of Vaala in a big single-family house. My dad’s enterprise (flower shop and undertaker’s office) is in the first floor. We have one dog called Coda.
In my free time I like to dance and sometimes I also go to gym. At weekends I meet more people because I have also friends living in the other towns. When I just want to relax I listen to music and watch Netflix. I like to travel and see different countries and people. I’m friendly and I get along with everybody.
Climate change don’t really stress me out but I feel like people should do more to prevent global warming. In Finland winters have been a little bit warmer lately.
My name is Petra Lämsä. I am 16 years old and I live in Vaala. I have nine siblings; five brothers and four sisters. I am the youngest, so I live with my parents in a big one-family house near the centre of Vaala.
I am in the first grade at Vaala Upper Secondary school.
I am social and I like to talk with new people. I like just chilling and hanging out with my friends. I want to be a doctor when I grow up.
Climate change is a very sad thing and I am worried about polar bears.
My name is Oskari Karppinen, I’m 16 years old and I live in Vaala. I live with my mother and two younger brothers. We have also a dog called Hero. We live at the centre of Vaala in a row house. I’m in the first grade of Vaala Upper Secondary School. In my free time I like to play floorball, go to gym, go skateboarding and listen to music. Sometimes I play video games. I’m very social, I get along with everybody and I love to meet new people. I have a good sense of humour and I love dark humour.
I’m not worried about climate change, but I have noticed that it affects us. When I was a little kid I remember that in the winter it was cold, but nowadays the winter isn’t that cold at all.
My name is Olivia Hämäläinen. I´m 16 years old. I live in Kestilä with my dad, but I go to school in Vaala. I have 12 siblings. My mom lives in Raahe with my other siblings. My mother is a nurse and my dad is a machine repairer. I have a dog. My hobbies are track-and-field, riding and I sometimes act as a photographic model for my friend.
I think climate change is a bad thing.
My name is Niko-Petteri Nousiainen and I´m a 16-year-old boy from Finland. I live in Vaala with my mom and dad. I also have a sister but she has already moved away. I live quite near the city in one-family house. I go to upper secondary school and I´m in the first grade.
In my free time I like to go downhill skiing, hang around with my friends, listen to music and play the guitar. I get along with everybody and I like to meet new people. I am very interested in different cultures and I want to know more about Norway and Iceland.
I think climate change is very dangerous and we really need to do something to slow it down. I look forward to discussing sustainable development with other students.
My name is Luna Laine and I’m 16 years old. I live in Vaala on my own and my parents and my little brother live in Oulu. My grandparents live here too and I often visit them. I have two cats, but they live with my family. My mom works in a furniture shop and my dad works in a company that sells mobile phones.
I go to Vaala Upper Secondary School. When I grow up I would like to be a vet. I like going for a walk, especially in the evening. I really don’t have hobbies, but I like to draw and paint. I am energetic, social, positive and I have a good sense of humour.
I think that climate change is a pretty bad thing. I’m afraid how it’s going to affect polar bears and life in the north.
My name is Juho Virkkunen and I`m 16 years old. I study at Vaala Upper Secondary School. I live with my parents. I have seven siblings but they have moved away.
In my free time I go to gym, hunt, listen to music and sometimes I skateboard. I like to meet new people and I`m a funny, social and really casual guy. I´d like to prevent climate change because I love snow.
I am Iida Kurtti and I’m 15 years old. I live with my parents, two little sisters and a little brother. My home is in Kankari, about ten kilometres from Vaala. My mother is a deacon and my father is a manager of water works. My hobbies are snowboarding, skiing and handicrafts. I go to Vaala Upper Secondary School. I don’t know yet which profession interests me the most. In the future I would like to travel.
I think that climate change is a bad thing. I can’t go snowboarding or skiing anymore if there isn’t any snow in the winter.
My name is Annukka Leinonen and I’m 16 years old. I am the youngest child in my family. I have five siblings; three elder brothers and two elder sisters. I live with my parents in the village called Pelso in the countryside. I go to Vaala Upper Secondary School. We live in one-family house. My dad has a company of his own. We have a cat and dogs. I’m a quiet and calm person.
I think that climate change is a very bad thing.
My name is Anna Karjalainen, I’m 16 and I live in Vaala . I go to the 1st grade at Vaala Upper Secondary School. I live in one family house with my mom and our dog and I have two elder brothers. I love music and I’ve taken piano lessons for five years, but now I’m going to start taking violin lessons as well.
In my free time I like to take photos, just hang out with my friends and drive my Honda Monkey around Vaala.
Nature is very important for me so I’m worried about climate change.