Zero Emission Day 21.9.2018 at Aalto University

Via Aalto Sustainability Hub:
Highschools of Espoo and CLC has organised an event celebrating the global Zero Emissions Day. It will take place in Aalto, Otakaari 1 on 21st of Sept. The event is open also for people interested in this urgently important topic, not only the higschool students. Feel free to spread the call!

ESPOON LUKIOT JA NOLLAPÄÄSTÖPÄIVÄ
Aika: Perjantai 21.9.2018 klo 9:30-11:30
Paikka: Aalto-yliopisto, sali U2, Otakaari 1, Espoo

09.30 Ilmoittautuminen & pieni tarjoilu
10.00 Espoon kaupungin tervehdys, YK:n SDG-edelläkävijyystyön vetäjä Elina Wanne
10.05 Petteri Taalas, pääsihteeri, WMO: Videotervehdys liittyen ilmaston nykytilaan
10.20 Jouni Keronen, toiminnanjohtaja, CLC: Mitä kansalainen voi tehdä päästöjen vähentämiseksi
10.30 Satu Vainio, toiminnanjohtaja, From Waste to Taste ry: Rumat porkkanat ja sinkkubanaanit – miten hyvä ruoka ei joudu hukkaan
10.40 Miguel Naranjo, UN Climate Change: The role of the United Nations in citizen engagement
10.55 Nuorten paneeli – Nollapäästöpäivän kilpailun voittajatöiden esittely
11:15 Nollapäästöpäivän kilpailun palkintojen jako, Ilkka Niemelä, rehtori, Aalto-yliopisto ja Miguel Naranjo, YK
11.30 Tilaisuus päättyy

Tilaisuus on suunnattu Espoon lukiolaisille sekä kaikille aiheesta kiinnostuneille. Kutsua saa mielellään välittää eteenpäin.

Ilmoittautumiset https://goo.gl/forms/zhFZQPRRSNDMmCd23

twitter: #NollaPäästöPäivä

Global Zero Emissions Day on September 21, 2018

The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the use of Fossil Fuels
http://zeroemissionsday.org/

Zero Emissions Day is coordinated in Finland by CLC, Climate Leadership Council. Aalto University is among the members.

Participants of EU’s Climate-KIC Pioneers into Practice program: working in Urban Mill is a journey of inspiration

We are Pia Liepe and Kai-Ti Wu, 2015 pioneers from the EU Pioneers into Practice program who is working with the Department of Real Estate, Land use Planning and Geoinformatics in Aalto University. The experience working in the Urban Mill could be seen as a journey of inspiration. We ourselves have very good experience in sharing our own knowledge using the space and facilities. We would definitely encourage more interdisciplinary events to be held in Urban Mill.

The open spaces and facilities for open discussions were very user friendly, during the one month work in Aalto Uni, we were very lucky to get inspired from this innovative co-working, meeting space. We would share our experience working in the Urban Mill in three different occasions:

Tutoring in the System Thinking 1 Masters Class from the program of Creative Sustainability:

USERXP1The Urban Mill is a great place to put together students from different disciplines to work together. The 3D Theatre (Urban Cave) could contain 30 students with enough space to stand up and stretch themselves and it also provides a lot of space for private group tutoring events. Presentations could be clearly presented throughout the room.

Participating in the Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Pioneers into Practice Workshop

USERXP2On 15th of October the Pioneers into Practice workshop was held in the Urban Mill. 15 Pioneers from all around the world working in the Helsinki region met together in Urban Mill for the workshop. The program’s regional councils presented the horizon of Helsinki’s low carbon development strategy and encouraged the pioneers to work together for a solution. We had a pleasant experience working with the facilities provided in the space and was able to come up with creative presentations. The group in the picture was presenting their solution with the scene of doing sauna together. Which fits to the context to be a proud Finnish style of communication!

Text and photos:

Kai-Ti Wu – kaitiwu@pik-potsdam.de , Pie Liepe – liepe@stud.uni-heidelberg.de

#coworking #UrbanMill #PiP2015 #AaltoUni

Climate-KIC is EU’s main climate innovation initiative, see http://www.climate-kic.org

Pioneers into Practice is Climate-KIC’s professional mobility programme. Low Carbon Economy professionals from education, research, enterprise and administration join and put into practice their expertise to create new products and services in the field of the climate change. See http://www.climate-kic.org/programmes/pioneers

City of Espoo is a finalist in the Earth Hour City Challenge -competition

Press release from the City of Espoo, Finland  26 January 2015

City of Espoo is a finalist in the Earth Hour City Challenge -competition

The Energy Information Service took Espoo to the finals of WWF’s international Earth Hour City Challenge competition. The Energy Information System is a web service that helps property owners to identify renewable energy sources for buildings. In the Energy Information Service, the user – such as a resident, property manager, renewable energy equipment supplier, property owner or real estate investor – can compare the costs of different energy forms and production possibilities within their own property.

The goal of the competition is to determine the pioneer cities in fighting climate change. The competition especially emphasised the cities’ ability to guide investments into sustainable targets. The role of cities in fighting climate change is central since over 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are generated in cities.

“With the help of the Energy Information Service, we want to distribute impartial information on changing the heating method to renewable energy – easily and effortlessly! We hope that this application will improve awareness among Espoo’s property owners on the heating method choices and increase the demand for renewable energy solutions in our area,” says Energy Engineer Niina Laasonen.

Approximately one fifth of properties within Espoo are heated with electricity or fossil fuels. The share of electricity and fossil fuels in heating housing is up to 30%.

Since 2008, Espoo’s climate change action plan has led to some exciting sustainable developments. But Espoo is always looking to improve. To meet its ambitious 2030 target – reducing carbon intensity by 39% – the city is now working on options for renewable energy sources.

Further information on the Energy Information Service

The winning city will be announced April 9th

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