Global warming due to the acts of mankind is one of the greatest crises of our time and a topic discussed around the globe. We at Honkarakenne take climate change seriously and have always been committed to the principles of sustainable development in our operations. In addition, we want to be active agents in protecting nature. This year we took part in the efforts of helping the endangered species of giant panda and next year we will collaborate with Ailo’s Journey movie which speaks out for the fragile nature of Lapland.
Due to climate change the fells of Lapland may be covered with trees by the end of the century.
The arctic fox living in Lapland is threatened by an unwanted cousin from the south – the fox. Due to climate change the arctic fox is forced to compete with the fox for living space.
Ailo movie salutes the nature of Lapland
Ailo’s Journey exhibits Lapland’s natural surroundings in the most beautiful way ever seen before. A trip to Lapland is like travelling to the ice age. The reindeers living in the wild have not disappeared from the world, but found a refuge in this unfertile landscape: the tundra that used to cover a large area of Europe.
The variety of animal species in Lapland is fascinating and unique. However, Lapland is sensitive and changing due to climate change. This has its impact on the landscape, nature and animals.
We are committed to sustainable development
We at Honka take actionevery day to slow down the climate change. When purchasing wood, we are committed to sustainable forestry where ecological values and wood production are in balance. The PEFC certification guarantees that our raw material originates from certified Finnish forests. We never buy wood from protected regions. In addition, we make use of every last scrap of the wood we use. Leftover building materials are burned to season the wood used to build Honka houses.
Living in a Honka log house, you can be sure that for each tree felled to build the house, a new sapling was planted, and in time these saplings will grow into a new forest.
Did you know that in a wooden building, the carbon is kept out of the atmosphere for the lifetime of the structure – which can be hundreds of years in the case of log homes? At the same time, new forests grow, using the power of the sun and even more carbon dioxide is bound into the new trees, which again slows down climate change.
As Honka’s Karstula mill is located in the middle of Finland, the transportation distances of the raw material remain short. This is one more step towards minimising the ecological footprint of our log houses.
With Ailo we speak out for clean nature
To 60-year-old Honka, the forest and nature have always been a second home. Honka’s passion is to build ecological homes where people are able to enjoy living in a building that not only takes good care of us but takes care of the environment too! That is why we wanted to collaborate with Ailo’s Journey movie.
Clean nature and an ecological way of life are important values to Honka. We want to collaborate with this emotional film to make it into a phenomenon. With Ailo we will launch a log house collection inspired by Lappish nature in January.
Honka’s marketing director Sanna Huovinen
Bamboo is the main nutrition for the very endangered species of giant panda. Pandas eat almost non-stop, about 14 hours a day. The nutrition of pandas is in danger of disappearing, because some types of bamboo are very sensitive to global warming.
Ailo’s Journey is a French-Finnish film for the whole family and will be in cinemas around the world in 2019. It is predicted to have 100 Million viewers world wide.
Read more about Ailo’s Journey: https://ailo.fi/en
Marketing Coordinator at Honka