Helsinki declared climate emergency

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times. Today, the City of Helsinki has declared a climate emergency, thereby acknowledging its responsibility for reducing its carbon footprint and expressing its awareness of the urgency of climate action.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times. Today, the City of Helsinki has declared a climate emergency, thereby acknowledging its responsibility for reducing its carbon footprint and expressing its awareness of the urgency of climate action. Read more »

New education guidance service for international families launched

The Education Division has launched a new guidance service as part of the current guidance services. The guidance service offers customer service by phone and face-to-face for international families in playgrounds and other locations. The service is aimed at families who have questions about education in Finland.

The Education Division has launched a new guidance service as part of the current guidance services. The guidance service offers customer service by phone and face-to-face for international families in playgrounds and other locations. The service is aimed at families who have questions about education in Finland. Read more »

The new Green Path route planner finds the cycling and walking routes with the least noise and best air quality

The recommendations of the new Green Paths routing tool for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are based on real-time air quality data and noise level measurements conducted throughout the city. The application helps its users avoid busy streets and still reach their destinations as quickly as possible.

The recommendations of the new Green Paths routing tool for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are based on real-time air quality data and noise level measurements conducted throughout the city. The application helps its users avoid busy streets and still reach their destinations as quickly as possible. Read more »

Helsinki is once again assessing the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the UN member countries agreed upon a set of goals and an agenda for sustainable development. The Agenda 2030 aims for sustainable development that affords equal consideration to the environment, economy and people.

In 2015, the UN member countries agreed upon a set of goals and an agenda for sustainable development. The Agenda 2030 aims for sustainable development that affords equal consideration to the environment, economy and people. Read more »

Bring your end-of-life textiles to Sortti Stations

The Sortti waste stations of Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY have received nearly 120,000 kilograms of waste textiles in the last 10 months.

The Sortti waste stations of Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY have received nearly 120,000 kilograms of waste textiles in the last 10 months. Sortti Stations accept all damaged and end-of-life clothing and household textiles. However, waste textiles brought to Sortti Stations should be dry and mould-free. Read more »

The Digimedia service concept project aims for seamless and equal access to the e-materials of public libraries

Depending on their municipality of residence, Finns are currently not equal in terms of their access to the digital media, such as e-books, digital audio books and digital magazines, provided by public libraries. This significant national question for public libraries will now be tackled by a service concept project focusing on digital media. The project, which is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and led by Helsinki City Library, strives to determine starting points for a digital service concept and conduct user-oriented trials. The project will last until May 2021.

Helsinki’s quarterly publication shines light on equality and new services

Helsinki-lehti’s September issue takes a closer look at the work of the city’s designated non-discrimination officer and introduces new services with housing advice and help for spouses.

Helsinki-lehti’s September issue takes a closer look at the work of the city’s designated non-discrimination officer and introduces new services with housing advice and help for spouses.Movements to increase societal inclusion and equality are gaining traction around the world, so it only seemed natural for the latest issue of the city’s quarterly newspaper to dive deeper into Helsink... Read more »

Helsinki co-hosts world’s first immersive virtual conference that uses cutting edge gaming technology

The cities of Helsinki and Tallinn are hosting the third World Summit on Digital Built Environment, WDBE, for experts in the field of urban development. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the WDBE is partnering with Epic Games and Zoan to bring the guests an immersive virtual event experience like nothing before.

The cities of Helsinki and Tallinnare hosting the third World Summit on Digital Built Environment, WDBE, forexperts in the field of urban development. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the WDBEis partnering with Epic Games and Zoan to bring the guests an immersive virtualevent experience like nothing before. Read more »

Climate issue won or lost in cities – Helsinki sought and offered solutions at Climate College

The future of the climate is decided in cities. The message was abundantly clear at the Climate College organised by the City on 4 September. The event was part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.

The future of the climate is decided in cities. The message was abundantly clear at the Climate College organised by the City on 4 September. The event was part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.he climate issue was addressed from a variety of perspectives as the speakers of the day delved into environmentally friendly urban planning and innovative solutions. Read more »

Helsinki shines a light on four experiments to help eliminate plastic waste in the Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea Challenge, an initiative to clean up Finland’s most important waterway, has launched four so-called speedy experiments this summer to test new ways of preventing plastic waste in the Baltic Sea. A series of videos has been created to call attention to the ideas being tested.

Baltic Sea Challenge, an initiative to clean up Finland’s most important waterway, has launched four so-called speedy experiments this summer to test new ways of preventing plastic waste in the Baltic Sea. A series of videos has been created to call attention to the ideas being tested. Read more »

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Helsinki declared climate emergency

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times. Today, the City of Helsinki has d...

New education guidance service for international families launched

The Education Division has launched a new guidance service as part of the current guida...

The new Green Path route planner finds the cycling and walking routes with the least noise and best air quality

The recommendations of the new Green Paths routing tool for the Helsinki Metropolitan A...

Helsinki is once again assessing the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the UN member countries agreed upon a set of goals and an agenda for sustainab...