Less talking, more walking - join Arcada's team in the walking race!

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. 

Green Office: The Food Wasted campaign result

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 €.

Green Office: Food Waste Week 7-13.9.2020

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).

Green Office was audited and granted a new certificate

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!

Green Office Consumer Habit result

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!

Kilometrikisa 2020 is up and running - join us!

Spring is in the air, it's time to take out your bike and enjoy the fresh air and nature!

Join Arcada's team in this year's Kilometrikisa! Kilometrikisa is a playful bike competition where we register as many kilometers (or minutes) as possible, between 1.5-22.9.2020. Kilometrikisa 2019 was an all-time record, with over 32,000 participants!

Thank you for having taken part in the Green Office Consumer Habit questionnaire!

This year totally 144 students and staff (compared to 92 people last year) answered the WWF’s Consumer Habit questionnaire. After a few weeks we’ll get the result and we’ll get to know how good we are at saving the carbon dioxide emission and Arcada's ecological footprint.

Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified. A lovely Kånken backpack will be delivered shortly!

Arcada participates online in Earth Hour 28.3 – together for our planet!

Switch off the lights on Saturday and take action for our planet and nature! Participate in Earth Hour this Saturday 28 March 2020 at 20.30-21.30. Arcada will turn off the lights, please join us!

Post a picture in your stories or feed on Instagram and use the hashtag #earthhour to inspire each other. If you mention us using @arcadauas in your stories we can repost your pictures! Remember your IG profile must be public for us to see it.

Win a Kånken backpack, please fill in the Green Office Consumer habit questionnaire before 31.3

Arcada has a Green Office Certificate and we want to take responsibility for the environment. Please answer WWF's Consumer Habit Questionnaire latest by March 31, 2020 (either in Finnish or English).

You’ll get tips and suggestions on how to improve your habits and at the end of the questionnaire you also get some feedback. If you fill in your email address you will be able to get a Kånken backpack.