Arcada is joining the national ”Winter Kilometer Race 2021” ("Talvikilometrikisa") as a continuation of the bike race we had last summer and the walking race we participated in in the autumn. In this playful exercise campaign, Arcada's team collects kilometers together and competes with other organizations in Finland during the period 1. 1.-28. 2.2021. You can register everything you’ve cycled during the day!
Here's how to join Arcada's team:
Arcada actively participates in the universities of applied sciences’ work for sustainable development
The Finnish universities of applied sciences have approved a joint programme for sustainable development and responsibility, in which Arcada's new curricula and strategy, research and the Green Office activities fit in well.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Walking Race 1.9.-31.10.2020! Arcada had a fantastic success in this playful race against other organizations in Finland. With a total of 8 599,7 km we made it to the 11th place out of 21 in the category of big teams. We walked in avarege 204,8km/person and saved up to 601 litres of gasoline and 1502kg CO2! The record big team from Arcada did by walking a valuable job for sustainable mobility, health, wellbeing and climate.
Enjoy the nature while listening to lectures or doing group work - check our walking routes from Arcada!
Hi my name is Johannes, I study Sports- and Health Promotion on my fourth, and final year. I am doing my administrative practical training at Arcada's HR with focus on workplace well-being.
The autumn is a great time to enjoy the beautiful nature and the warm sunshine. Arcada and ASK challenges everyone to attend in this years national "Walking Race" (Kävelykilometrikisa in Finnish) as a continuum on the cycling race we had this summer. In this campaign we will together as a team collect kilometres and/or minutes that we have walked during 1.9.-31.10.2020 and playfully compete against other teams in Finland. You can report all the kilometres that you walk or run outdoors.
During the September campaign, Compass Group (restaurant Arcada) weighed our food waste. First week food waste was 29g/ serving. The following week food waste was 32g/ serving. Much better than last year!
You can easily influence the climate change with the amount of food waste. In Finland, we throw away food around 20–25 kg of food per person every year, approximately 100 €.
We are reminding you about the huge amount of food beeing thrown away.
Also Compass Group (Restaurant Arcada) participate in the Food Waste Week by measuring food wasted. They also sell food waste from today’s lunch if available (take away), weekdays at 12.45-13.00. A 750g box costs 3€-3.20€, with your own box the cheaper price.
At the new coffee line you also have ready take away portions, 2.60€ for students and 5.60€ for our staff. Weekdays at 13.00-15.00.
Please read more here about the Food Waste Week (only in Finnish).
Today, Arcada was audited and we passed the audit. We received a renewed certificate and can continue to work for a better environment and sustainable development. We will get a report later that shows our strengths and what still could be improved.
Please read more about what Green Office have done
Have a nice summer and hope to see you in August!
In March 144 students and staff answered the WWF’s Green Office Consumer Habit Questionnaire. In the questionnaire we got tips and we also looked over our consumer habits.
This year we had an even better result than last year. Our answering percentage was much higher than in the WWF network. Totally 5651 persons answered the questionnaire with the average point 75,4/100 and we scored 78,2/100! Well done Arcada!