Using traditional horsepower is an ecological way of logging for both reducing emissions and decreasing the damages of woodland and seedlings.
Electric Snowmobile Safaris
The Finnish Aurora Emotion uses electric snowmobiles in their safaris. The snowmobiles are silent and emission-free.
New Clothing from Recycled Clothing
A Finnish startup-company produces new clothing fibers from recycled clothing waste, which can save a lot of water and resources.
New Clothing from Recycled Fibers
Ioncell is a new technology that creates textile fibers sustainably without any chemicals by converting cellulose into fibers, and the fibers into long-lasting fabrics.
Recycling Sanding by Sifting
Recycling sanding by sifting is profitable because it reduces the working phases and emissions of creating sanding, with having a big capacity in the sifting process.
Information and Promotion Organisation for the Oulu inland water fisheries
The Oulu Fisheries Center promotes the use and management of fishing waters to increase their productivity through education, guidance and information sharing.
Using Biocoal for Forest Canalization, Water Purification, Fertilization and Landscaping
Carbons Finland Oy produces products from biocoal which are used in organic farming, processing the storm and runoff waters and landscaping.
Using Snag as a Biopurification Plant
Snags are pieces/trunks of wood in water that can be used as biopurification plants to catch nutritions.
Carbon Negative Operation
The North Karelia co-op in Finland aims to decrease their emissions by 90 % by 2030 by using renewable energy sources and invest in energy efficiency.
Fertilizer from Forest Industry By-Products
Yara and UPM have started a project to develop and utilize the use of pulp- and paper mill by-products in fertilizers.
Planting Bee Flowers to Regenerates Ecosystems
in Northern Sweden
A national project in Sweden campaigns for planting more flower beds in order to regenerate ecosystems.
Energy Saving Production of Windows with Certified Wood Material
The Pihla Group Oy produces Windows with energy-saving methods and with certified wood material, and the products are sold all over the Nordic countries.
Strategy working for Housing Cooperative
Finding strategies and solutions for housing rehabilitation actions is important, for example, in ensuring the maintenance of runoff waters.
Educating and Training of VRJ Group Personnel
The VRJ Group in Finland increases its workers environmental construction competence through teaching, education, training and other knowledge sharing.
Textile Fiber from Enzyme-Treated Wood Pulp
The Tampere University of Technology is involved in the development of wood-based textile fibers to replace environmentally harmful cotton- and oil-based fibers.
Wood Fiber from Microfibrillated Cellulose
Spinnova Oy is a Finnish company that produces sustainable textile fibers through cellulose and waste streams.
Use of local ingredients in a central kitchen
Using local food has many advantages, such as, tracebility of origin, high quality, positive effects to regional economy, and cost savings due to new manufacturing and packaging methods.
Likiliike – Authentic, local shopping
Likiliike is a registered trademark owned by the Entrepreneurs of Rovaniemi. Symbol of Likiliike ensures that the products and services offered in shops are guaranteed to be authentic local production.
Towards a sustainable tendering web tool
An online tool has been developed in Finland, to help target public tendering and procurements to local products and services. The assumption is that this will increase positive economical and ecological development in the area.
KEINO – a network-based Competence center for Sustainable and Innovative public procurement
KEINO supports and helps Finnish public procurement experts and authorities with the development of sustainable and innovative procurement.
Sustainable Societies in the Arctic
The private sector in Lapland is practicing green economy in different ways. Examples have been gathered from, for example, forestry, agriculture, fishing industry and transportation.
Repamera Tailoring Services
Repamera is an ecommerce that delivers tailoring services in large clothing chains around Sweden. Their business idea is to prevent single-use culture by repairing torn or worn out clothing.
Arctic Rental reduces excessive consumption by renting out high quality gear for outdoor activities.
Smart Recycling – Eliminating
Smart Recycling is and AI-based service that optimizes waste containers’ emptying interval. This frees up resources and reduces the cost of waste collection by 20-50 per cent.
Marjetas Oy in Finland, helps municipalities to optimize their use of resources in road maintenance. In a maintenance plan, they consider both economical and ecological aspects of managing the entire road network.
Resource Effective, High Quality
Services for Public Sector
Innovationsguiden helps the public sector to establish high quality services and create wellbeing cost efficiently. The key is to involve users in the service design process.
Advice for Repairing and Upcycling Household Items
Folkverkstans an Interreg project that aims for finding solutions for our consumption driven culture. The idea is to create local meeting places where people can get advice for repairing and upcycling their household items.
Räddarna i Vardagen – A Study about
Service Design in the Public Sector
The report Räddarna i Vardagen gives a concrete example on to how the citizens were invoved in creating customer-oriented services for the public sector in Kainuu.
Industrial symbiosis example from Norway: Mo Industrial Park
Mo industrial park is one of Norway’s largest industrial parks. It covers a wide variety of businesses, related e.g., engineering industry, aquaculture and energy recovery. Industrial park-concept provides synergies when it comes to infrastructure, local power and access to water.
Circular economy business case: Honkajoki Oy
The Honkajoki Group processes animal by-products from slaughterhouses and meat cutting plants into organic raw materials for feed, pet food, fertilizer and cosmetics industries.
Sustainable tourism business Hawkhill Oy
Hawkhill’s goal is to be a forerunner in sustainable travelling. The company strives to minimize the environmental impact of all operations, e.g. using CO2-free energy and building all of their cottages from wood to sequester carbon.
Zero Waste Business Model canvas
The Zero Waste Business Model Canvas is designed to be used by all kinds of companies. It’s idea is to create products and services that offer long-term value for users and society.
Regional roadmap for sustainable development
and circular economy
The roadmap helps businesses to ignite and develop their sustainability thinking. The roadmap has practical examples, as well as concrete guides, tools and checklists which aim for making changes as easy as possible for entrepreneurs.
Social Responsibility in Small
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has three different dimensions: economical, social and environmental. CSR can be measured and communicated in many ways, and it can provide gamechanging tools for increasing companies’ competitiveness.
Makerspace Luleå wants to reduce consumerism and support creative work by teaching people technical and DIY skills.
Sharing Economy in the Village of Brån
In the small village of Brån in Västerbotten, families have joint ownership of different household tools and machines.
Walking citizens cleans the village
The founders of the initiative “Plockenader i Jokkmokks kommun” invented a new word and created a local movement that made Jokkmokk one of the cleanest Municipalities in Sweden.
More Local Food for the People in Norrbotten
The Norrbottnian food strategy focuses on increasing the amount of local food consumed by the local people.
Fritidsbanken Lending Service
Fritidsbanken is established on many locations in Sweden, and it lends out sports and outdoors gear to citizens.
Surplus school food sold as lunch boxes
The Municipality of Piteå has started a concept called “Climate Lunchbox” (Klimatlådan) which aims at decreasing food waste by selling left over school food in lunch boxes.