Sustainable AYY

Towards a sustainable world

An environmentally sustainable and just Student Union creates the framework for the best student life in the world also in the future.

Winter, students and snow in a park

Sustainability is one of the core values of the Student Union. AYY's goal is to lead the way in environmental action and to be a part of the solution in mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity and combatting other environmental problems.

AYY's goal is to build an academic community where sustainability is an integral part of all activities – from services and advocacy to the everyday life of Aalto. Targets, goals and development are monitored and evaluated annually from 2020 onwards through voluntary sustainability reporting.

In addition to its own activities, AYY promotes a more sustainable world in the academic community. AYY participates in Aalto University working groups that promote sustainability principles throughout the University.

UN sustainable development goals

AYY's Sustainability Goals

AYY is committed to promoting all sustainable development goals of the UN in our activities.

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A forest in the snow

AYY's Sustainability Guidelines

AYY's daily operations are guided by our sustainability guidelines.

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Key Figures for Sustainability

The effects of AYY’s sustainability are related to the Student Union’s key functions: student advocacy, the creation of the Aalto community and the development of housing.

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A collection of wildflower seeds in boxes
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Lawns into meadows – a research project for increasing biodiversity in Otaniemi

AYY is involved in a research project that investigates solutions to biodiversity loss.
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Exceptional times must not become the new normal

The solving of all crises requires new ways of solving problems and adapting to the new. I would like to live in a world where buying goods would no longer be a way to create social connections.
A remote meeting screenshot image with Aalto SDG developers Emma Sairanen and Aino Saarelainen
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Challenge-makers for Sustainable Development

“It is great to be able to motivate the entire Aalto community to make more sustainable choices”, say Aino Saarelainen and Emma Sairanen, who work with the AaltoSDG application. What else is included in the AaltoSDG work?
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Sustainability in AYY in 2019

AYY’s updated strategy came into force in 2019, which encourages the Student Union to lead the way in environmental issues.
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