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Nordic House Promotes Green Reykjavík

The representatives of the Nordic House, which is located close to the University of Iceland in the Vatnsmýrin district in central Reykjavík, presented their summer program at a press conference yesterday, in line with the initiative “Green Reykjavík”.

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An Arctic tern.

These include restoring the wetlands in the surrounding bird reserve. “Already now we see that the Arctic terns have returned after many years of decline. This year between ten and 15 couples are nesting in the area,” the Nordic House’s marketing director Helga Viðarsdóttir writes in a press release.

“To get people engaged we have for example installed a web-cam in the middle of the bird habitat, so you can sit at home and zoom in on a nest, or follow your favorite bird in real-time,” she adds.

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The Nordic House’s picnic basket.

This summer, the Nordic House, in addition to organizing concert series and other events, is offering bird watching tours in Vatnsmýrin, packing picnic baskets for those interested in having lunch outside in nature, and free nature schools for children in the capital.

The Nordic House also encourages city authorities to further strive towards “Green Reykjavík”, such as establishing new bus lines, and new walking and cycling paths.

Also, the University of Iceland should make its campus environment “sustainable, innovative, beautiful and inviting. We want the environment to provoke and inspire,” Helga concludes.

For further information about the Nordic House’s summer program, visit its website.

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