Lahti - City of makers

Lahti - City of Makers

A sustainable future calls for more actions, not just talk. Lahti is a top European green city, where we are making the future together.

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Sandor Luukkanen
Energy Maker
Project Manager, Kymijärvi III, Lahti Energia
”Clean energy and jobs for the region.”
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Saara Vauramo
Decision Maker
Environmental Director, City of Lahti
”It is surprisingly important that people dare to think about and implement things in a new way.”
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Lassi Linnanen
Science Maker
Professor, LUT University
”We enable profitable involvement in sustainable projects for all individual consumers.”
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Casimir Jürgens
Game Maker
Defenseman, Lahti Pelicans
”We want our own example to encourage everyone to get involved with their own contribution to the climate change action. Our goal is to be the world's first carbon-neutral ice hockey club in the future.”
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Juhani Järveläinen
Solution Maker
Project Manager, City of Lahti
”To meet the challenges posed by the changing climate, Lahti has teamed up with universities and companies to develop new stormwater management solutions.”
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Mari Pantsar
Future Maker
Director, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
”Consumers alone cannot solve the sustainability crisis, but it will also not be solved without consumers”
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Helena Juutilainen
Nature Relationship Maker
Environment Granny
”Volunteering has always been a part of my life, it gives me energy.”
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Lasse-Matti Laakso
Art Maker
Violist, carbon-free Lahti Symphony Orchestra
”A wide variety of actors can find suitable ways to take action against climate change.”
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Vesa Damski
Creative Maker
Teacher, Lahti Institute of Design
”The Rehome furniture designed by students at the Lahti Institute of Design is affordable, lightweight, easy to assemble and made from bio-based, recyclable materials.”
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Anna Huttunen
Carbon Trade Maker
Project Manager, CitiCAP
”We provide an innovative, exciting possibility for individuals to participate in the joint effort to reduce the carbon footprint of urban mobility and challenge them to reconsider their travel mode choices.”
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Jouni Helppolainen
Managing Director, Wasenco Oy
”Lahti offers Europe environmental technology that can be integrated with current energy infrastructure.”
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Ulla Lehtinen
Daily Life Maker
”My ten-kilometre commute by bike is both ecological and economical.”
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Teemu Kirjonen
Daily Life Maker
”I believe that with small daily deeds, anyone can be part of creating sustainable future. ”
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Lahti is the first Finnish city to be appointed as the European Green Capital.

Story of Lahti ›


European Green Capital

In 2021, we will share our environmental solutions with
everyone and encourage people to make ecological choices.

Lahti 2021 ›

Facts about green Lahti

What if your city did what Lahti is doing?

Facts ›

Why is Lahti europe’s
best green city?

In Lahti, we believe cities play a key role in solving
environmental problems. That’s why we take bold
environmental actions every day and want to be a pioneer
of sustainable, smart solutions. Read the story of Lahti
and see what the city will be like in 2030.

Story of Lahti ›


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