The month of June has been a busy one for those in the BoM department! On Monday the 13th, hearty volunteers strapped on boots and gloves for heavy hands-on work in Hagby, harvesting blue mussels for the MPEA research group’s sustainability project. Later in the week, thirty staffers – from project assistants to professors – enjoyed a day in Degerhamn for the BOM Department Day. They began with a visit to Cementa AB where the leaders of the ALGOLAND project described the work that they do in using Cementa’s factory flue gas to grow Baltic Sea algae, thereby decreasing carbon dioxide emissions from cement production. After lunch at Brukshotellet, the group headed to Degerhamn Limestone Quarry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where alvar expert Börje Ekstam regaled participants with colorful explications of the soil, vegetation and environment surrounding the quarry.