Finland is often called as the land of a thousand lakes; in fact there are some 180,000. Therefore, we are very proud of our natural heritage and we do live close to water and nature. The home town of IEHG is Tampere, which has a long history of pulp, paper and textile industries. Despite of her smoky past and dozens of downtown chimneys, today, our city is a dynamic centre of education, research and business, aiming to a sustainable future.
The IEH Group was set up on a chilly winter afternoon in early 2001. Their aim to research and promote different subdisciplines of environmental history. Dr. Petri S. Juuti is the head of the IEHG.