Sustainability week in November 2021 - Welcome to the Skinnarila Campus

Sustainability Week on the Lappeenranta campus will take place in early November. The event week is organised by LUT University and the LAB University of Applied Sciences.

Sustainability Week is for LUT's and LAB's students and staff and for the public. Some events can also be attended online, for example from the Lahti campus.

Lappeenranta campus: Yliopistonkatu 43, 53850 Lappeenranta.

1 Nov. Theme of the Day: Life on land – Biodiversity

Together for the common good: let's build insect hotels together! Stop by when it suits for you!
When: 13:3017:00
Where: LUT University's main lobby
Public event.
If you are not an LUT or LAB student or staff member, please register for the event in here.

Lecture: Why does biodiversity matter?
Anna Vuori, the City of Lappeenranta
When: 14:15–15:30
Where: Auditorium 1316
Join on Zoom. (Other lectures in this event are in Finnish.)
Public event.
If you are not an LUT or LAB student or staff member, please register for the live event in here.

Nature provides everything that we breathe, eat and drink. Nature also sets the limits for culture, the economy and health. In other words, humans are profoundly connected to the diverse natural network. Biodiversity is the key factor in protecting the vitally important ecosystem on Earth and the foundation of human health and well-being.

2 Nov. Theme of the Day: Responsible Consumption

Flea market - one man's trash is another man's treasure!
When: 10:00–13:00
Where: LUT University's main lobby
For LUT's and LAB's student and staff.
Book a sales table!

This is the best moment to look through your drawers and closets for unused items! A flea market open for everyone is arranged on Tuesday 2 November from 10:00 to 13:00 in LUT University's main lobby. Book your sales table through the link above and bring the articles you want to sell with you. Stuff that doesn't get sold can be left in the lobby and will be taken to the Kontti recycling centre. Organiser: Pelletti

Come and test your sorting skills! Are you still a novice or a real Recycling Guru?
When: 10:00–13:00
Where: Street Café, LUT

At the recycling point hosted by the Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto waste management company, you get a chance to sort real waste and talk about recycling. For example, why must we sort waste fragments into so many different containers? What happens to waste eventually?
Organiser: Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy

3 Nov. Theme of the Day: Climate Effects of Food

Kampusravintolat Oy participates in Sustainability Week
Hospitality management students will design new vegan cafeteria products in partnership with the staff of Kampusravintolat Oy. Students will present and offer samples to people on campus between 12:00 and 14:30 in Street Café. Street Café will sell vegan treats – also to go!

The GastroBar Saimaa's online masterclass
When: 11:00–12:00
Where: Zoom.
Recipies on GastroBar Saimaa's Facebook page

These beloved and wellknown classic treats, carrot cake and fetapinate muffins, get a complete makeover for a more sustainable future. Can vegan food actually be easy and delicious? Let's find out together!

The theme "Climate Effects of Food" is also reflected in the lunch menu of Kampusravintolat Oy in the form of more vegetarian options. Also other restaurants on campus will be participating:
Indiana curry: For the first time - vegan butter curry
Ankur pizza: First time in the city: Zucchini pizza special
Aalef: Favabean Bolognese with wholegrain spaghetti.

4 Nov. Theme of the Day: Climate Change

Cafe and pastries - climate-friendly!
Time: 11.00-13.00
Venue: Pop Up Cafe, Rehearsal Restaurant at LAB.
GastroBar goes vege - Vegan pastries on site or take a way.
The event is for LUT and LAB students and employees.

Eco-Emotions as a Future Skill Set - A Workshop for Facing and Handling Emotions
When: 15:00–16:30
Where: TEK-lounge
Register here for the workshop.

Climate and environmental crises, threatening visions of the future, and required societal changes stir up a range of emotions. This workshop will give you tools to understand and manage eco-emotions. You'll learn more about the spectrum of eco-emotions and how to face them and constructively handle them so that your emotional skills are strengthened for the future. The workshop will be conducted by Social Psychologist Minerva Peijari (MSSc).

Tunne ry - Känsla rf is a Finnish non-profit organisation founded in 2018 and focusing on environmental and eco-emotions. More about it at or @tunne_ry on Instagram and Facebook.


Sustainability week is organised by the LUT University, the LAB University of Applied Sciences, the student union LTKY, the student union KOE and the City of Lappeenranta.