Sustainable AYY

Sustainability goals at AYY

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

AYY is committed to promoting all UN sustainable development goals in our activities. By signing the official SDG (sustainable development goals) accord, AYY is committed to promoting environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability as part of AYY's services, advocacy, campus development and student life. AYY has a particular focus on developing quality education, sustainable cities and communities, acute climate action and cooperation.

Read more about the SDG accord

Read more about the sustainable development goals

AYY's goal is to be a bold and responsible community that understands its role when facing the greatest global challenges of our time. AYY bears its responsibility for the collective future of the environment and society as well as for a liveable Earth by promoting sustainability both in the University community and in the wider society, where biodiversity and global justice are intrinsic values. In addition to climate action and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, all activities must take into account all other planetary boundaries as well, including acidification and eutrophication, biodiversity loss and land use changes.

Read more about AYY's goals in the Student Union's policy paper

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Building a more sustainable Aalto with the AaltoSDG mobile application

The application supports Aalto University's work on sustainable development goals from the point of view of education, research, art and everyday life at Aalto University.

Building a more sustainable Aalto with the AaltoSDG mobile application
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AYY's sustainability guidelines

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

Sustainable AYY

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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.
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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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AYY’s housing to use fossil-free energy from 2020 onwards

During 2020, AYY’s student housing and other properties will completely switch to fossil-free electricity and district heating.
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