Helsinki among first cities to sign European Circular Cities Declaration

The City of Helsinki has joined forces with other European cities to support and act on the transition to a circular economy and signed the European Circular Cities Declaration. The Declaration was launched on 1 October at the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns.

TheCity of Helsinki has joined forces with other European cities to support andact on the transition to a circular economy and signed the European CircularCities Declaration. The Declaration was launched on 1 October at the 9thEuropean Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. Read more »

First efforts to safeguard the Baltic Sea from microplastics by means of a green wall

In the future, green solutions will likely take an important role in the prevention of microplastics in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea Challenge pilot project tests green walls as a means for collecting microplastics in stormwater, preventing them from contaminating water systems.

  In the future, green solutions will likely take an important role in the prevention of microplastics in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea Challenge pilot project tests green walls as a means for collecting microplastics in stormwater, preventing them from contaminating water systems.   Read more »

Pilot of an emission-free worksite

The Kulosaaren puistotie worksite in Eastern Helsinki is a testing field for emission-free operations: the worksite machinery is fuelled by renewable electricity or diesel and produces significantly less in the way of carbon dioxide and local emissions. In 2020–2021, the street is being reformed as acycling road where bicycles and cars will move on the same road.

The Kulosaaren puistotie worksite in Eastern Helsinki is a testing field for emission-free operations: the worksite machinery is fuelled by renewable electricity or diesel and produces significantly less in the way of carbon dioxide and local emissions. In 2020–2021, the street is being reformed as a cycling road where bicycles and cars will move on the same road. Read more »

Venture with Air invites to look for solutions to cities’ air pollution problems

Together with the University of Helsinki, Slush and other partners, the City of Helsinki has initiated an international competition, looking for solutions utilizing air quality data in order to improve the liveability and ecological sustainability of city environments. The winning team is awarded with a 20,000 euro cash prize.

Together with the University of Helsinki, Slush and other partners, the City of Helsinki has initiated an international competition, looking for solutions utilizing air quality data in order to improve the liveability and ecological sustainability of city environments. The winning team is awarded with a 20,000 euro cash prize. Read more »

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 »

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