Helsinki environmental programme progressed swiftly in 2019

Nature reserves covered 2.2 percent of the Helsinki land area and 0.95 percent of the water area at the end of 2019. Three new nature reserves were established: (1) an expansion of Maununneva, (2) Korkeasaarenluoto, and (3) the Kallahti shallows, which are Helsinki’s only underwater nature reserve. The information is reported in the City of Helsinki environmental report 2019, which was discussed by the Helsinki City Board at their meeting of 1 June 2020.

Follow Helsinki Energy Challenge livestreams on the Helsinki Channel on May 4th and June 16th

The global Helsinki Energy Challenge continues, a one-million-euro competition determined to answer the question: How can we decarbonise the heating of Helsinki, using as little biomass as possible? The application phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge ends on September 30th.

Helsinki Energy Challenge continues – registration phase prolonged

The coronavirus does not stop Helsinki's climate work. The schedule for the international Helsinki Energy Challenge has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the competition process remains intact despite the changes in the schedule.

Helsinki searches sustainable city heating solutions: Global one million euro challenge competition launches today

In a drastic turn to eliminate coal as the main source of district heating, The City of Helsinki today kicks off the Helsinki Energy Challenge – a global one million euro competition to find the future of urban heating. With the aim to find a solution sustainable in the long term, ideas presented must not rely on fossil fuel or biomass fired heating.

Soil and rock recycling saves the environment and euros

Mikko Suominen has fulfilled his duties well: the reuse of materials from excavation work has increased by nearly ten-fold. During 2014–2018, smart reuse of materials from excavation work has been promoted by a development programme, which has saved approximately 37 million euros.

Baltic Sea Challenge invites experiments to reduce marine litter

The City of Helsinki recently donated 50,000 euros to Baltic Sea protection, for use in a new Baltic Sea Challenge (BSC) campaign. The BSC network will purchase between three and five ideas for 1-6 month “speedy experiments” that contain innovative solutions or targeted interventions for preventing plastic waste in the Helsinki area. 

Looking for the city’s neighbourhood services? You can find them accessibly in one place on the service map

The metropolitan area service map is an excellent tool for the person who wants to find Helsinki’s service units or information about their accessibility or the routes to them. On the service map you can find, among other things, the day-care centre, culture centre or sports hall closest to you.