Less talk, more actions
Our goals are ambitious. We want to be a model city for sustainable actions and work at the forefront to achieve it. Lappeenranta has already achieved plenty of attention for its sustainable development actions, i.e.:
- We have been WWF's Climate Capital of Finland in 2014 & 2016.
- We are the first city in the world to utilize only EKOenergy -certified electricity.
- We are the first city in the world to acquire only biogas or electric cars.
- We received a Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering's (FAME) award for separate plastic collection in 2018.
The aim is to become a city that doesn't produce landfill waste or greenhouse gas emissions and doesn't overproduce by 2050.