Makers of the future

Lahti is a pioneering city in environmental issues, as we are
making a more sustainable future together.

Ever since the 1990s, we have been working with townspeople, local
companies, the national scientific community and international
partners to find ways to restore the local environment, and solutions
to global environmental problems.

Lahti is a City of Makers. Read about the actions taken by residents
and local organisations.

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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