Seepia

Seepia is a "toiminimi" offering communication services about impact practices, climate change adaptation and sustainable lifestyles.

My strong experience with international partners and impact players is here to serve and support your project in terms of communication, logistics, management, events organization and content creation.

In Autumn 2019, Seepia has launched sustainabletampere.fi to highlight the sustainable solutions in Tampere and Pirkanmaa region. Mr Juha Kaario (COO and Chairman Of the Board at Newelo Oy) is currently my mentor to structure Seepia’s services. His mentoring is part of a City of Tampere and Pirkamaan Yrityskummiyhdistys Ry program.

Invited speaker and network

- Mentor for Hidden Gems in Tampere (Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020).
- Speaker at Stream Festival in Tampere (Oct. 2019).
- Mentor at Startup Weekend Sustainability in Tampere (Sept. 2019).
- Speaker at Waves Festival of Aalto University of Helsinki about impact entrepreneurship (June 2019).
- Speaker at Lahti Lappeenranta University (Finland) at a conference about "Sustainable Grands Challenges" (June 2019).
- Invited delegate by Autodesk Foundation at Skoll Forum for impact and social entrepreneurs in Oxford (May 2019, blog).
- Contribution the AlterCoop training :"Cooperation in action - take inspiration from committed people" (April 2018).
- Speaker about solar energy for vulnerable populations at Marjolaine Fair for Sustainable Lifestyles, Paris (Nov. 2017).

In the past...

Between 2012 and 2017, Seepia was a publishing house.

By creating Seepia I wanted to open a space for literature that promoted a vision of a more caring and sustainable world.

These past 6 years of activity have resulted in a catalog of 17 titles in French and rich collaborations: a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund the translation of Janice Ray’s (US) essay on seeds keeping with support of Vandana Shiva (India), the project leaders of a new Lexicon involving +200 French contributors, the discovery of Jeff Knaebel’s adventure (US/India), and the spirit of cooperation with the great teatcher Christine Marsan (France).

Like all cultural enterprises, publishing has become industrialized and generates enormous waste. Every year only in France, 110 million pounds of published works are destroyed 2-3 months after publication (here, in French). Consequently Seepia chose print-on-demand and did not distribute books on Amazon.

Seepia no longer publishes books.