We are working
towards achieving a more sustainable world.
is located less than 20 km from Oulu’s international airport, Oulu railway
station and the hotels in the city centre. Unfortunately, public transport
connections are not optimal, but the city has plans to improve them in autumn
delicacies served in our traditional kammi
hut are made with local and/or organic ingredients whenever possible. We live
in the middle of unspoiled forests that are bursting with mushrooms and
berries. As a result, these two treats from the unpolluted Finnish nature are
present in almost all of our dishes. The Bothnian Bay surrounds us in three
directions, and therefore we cooperate closely with local fishermen who have
made a living from the sea for generations. This is our way of supporting local
livelihoods and keeping our carbon footprint as small as possible.
area is currently covered by grass, but a large part of the area used by our
huskies for leisure and play – their running pen – will be turned into a flower
meadow in spring 2020. This way, we will be doing our bit to promote
biodiversity, improve the habitats for pollinators in the area, and decrease
emissions related to the mowing of the lawn.
kennel area is lit with LED lights equipped with a timer. Service facilities
are also lit with LED lights. To create atmosphere, we mainly use traditional
storm lanterns, which means that no waste is generated. Our client facilities
are heated by means of an open fire. Our firewood is produced in compliance
with the principles of sustainable development in a nearby forest. Our firewood
is supplied by a local self-employed person. The service facilities are
currently heated with electricity, but we are working on finding a more
recycled and durable materials. We use straw, generally considered an
agricultural by-product, as bedding. Experience has shown that straw is durable
for long-term use, has good thermal insulation properties, dries quickly and it
is the most favoured bedding material by our dogs.
carnivores and in order to work, they need high-quality feed. In addition to
fish from the Bothnian Bay, our dogs mainly eat the by-products from a local
abattoir. In the autumn, our dogs enjoy chewing juicy elk bones, a by-product
of local elk hunting.
meat, fish and industrial feed in large quantities to minimise emissions
related to transport. We compost our dogs’ excrement together with plant-based
waste, and the soil generated as the end result is used to fill the holes dug
by our furry friends. Our dogs are happy to express their natural behaviours, so
there are plenty of holes to fill!
is optimised with respect for the terrain and vegetation. Hardly any trees had
to be logged or undergrowth removed.
existing footpaths and fireplaces in all our programmes. In some programmes,
marking the route is necessary for safety reasons. In this case, we use
reusable signposts made of recycled materials.
plastic, metal, glass, biowaste and cardboard, among others. All waste is
recycled or disposed of in an appropriate manner. For example, the plates we
use are 100% biodegradable.