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Please familiarise yourself with sustainability tips.
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Welcome to sustainable Aalto!

Aalto University’s purpose is to shape a sustainable future. We create solutions that enables well-being within the planetary boundaries and produce solutions that help us to move to a sustainable society, so that the transition is economically and socially stable. Please familiarise yourself with our sustainability tips below.

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Carbon Neutral Aalto 2030

Aalto University is committed to reducing its climate emissions in all operational areas with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The university has identified the critical steps to be taken to reduce climate emissions in each area. In the coming years, the greatest reductions will be obtained in the category of energy procurement.

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Aalto University strategy – We shape a sustainable future

Our operations are based on high-quality research, education, impact, as well as shared values – responsibility, courage, and collaboration. The purpose of the university is to shape a sustainable future.

Our strategy
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Aalto University adds steps to reduce emissions

Aalto University has mapped key measures for reducing climate emissions in all areas of its operations. The greatest reductions will be in energy use and procurement.

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Sustainability Science Days gathers record participation - next year’s theme will be “Breaking the sustainability bubble”

Finland's largest sustainability research and innovation event brought together over 1,500 experts from over a hundred different countries. The event was organized at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki this year in cooperation with the world's largest sustainability congress, SRI.

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Sustainability Action Booster

Sustainability Action Booster grant is on a mission to empower students to unleash their creative ideas and implement their own sustainability actions. Whether you have a small project idea or a wild vision for sustainability - apply funding from us!


Recycling and sorting

Efficient recycling and sorting of waste is part of Aalto University's sustainable development strategy. We strive to reduce waste and reuse raw materials for either new products or energy.


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