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.

Lassi Linnanen
Science Maker
Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology
”We enable profitable involvement in sustainable projects for all individual consumers.”
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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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Jouni Helppolainen
Managing Director, Wasenco Oy
”Lahti offers Europe environmental technology that can be integrated with current energy infrastructure.”
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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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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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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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Mika Timonen
Energy Maker
Project Manager, Kymijärvi III, Lahti Energia
”Clean energy and jobs for the region.”
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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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