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Kemi – City of Snowman

Published: 8 November 2023
Kemi provides an Environmental Handbook for companies, and the Snowman – for everyone, as a figurehead for the tourism of the Lapland as a whole, and City of Kemi in particular.

What's up with the Social Kitchen in Kemi

Published: 2 November 2022
Four years ago, Kemi launched the Social Kitchen model for addressing food waste and providing social support. Let's take a look at the progress and inspiring results of the project!

The annual CDP report for 2021 is finally here

Published: 1 April 2022
The report of 2021 looks into another successful year of UBC-CDP cooperation, as we follow the paths of 21 UBC member cities to climate goals 2030.

Resource intelligence in City of Kemi, Finland

Published: 7 December 2021
How to establish an allotment garden through the resource wisdom perspective? City of Kemi, in cooperation with Lapland UAS, prepared a material package as a guide for city and municipal decision-makers, planners and area users to become a resource intelligence operator.

22 UBC cities continued disclosure to CDP in 2021

Published: 29 September 2021
During the disclosure period, the following cities had disclosed their environmental data and good practices to the CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System: Aarhus (Denmark), Tallinn* (Estonia), Espoo (Finland), Turku (Finland), Helsinki (Finland), Porvoo (Finland), Kemi (Finland), Lahti (Finland), Rostock (Germany), Riga (Latvia)

Green and sustainable Kemi - now for Companies

Published: 31 May 2021
In the previous project the focus was on city organization. All the branches were challenged to act in a more climate friendly way. Sorting and circulating of waste were improved, energy and water consumption was reduced, Social kitchen was established to reduce food waste and increase usage of vegetables. And so on. As a result, Kemi is now the second municipality in Finland having ISO 14001:2015 environmental certificate.

The City of Kemi plans an age-friendly neighbourhood

Published: 9 February 2021
We aim to capitalize on the features found in the residential environment as a promoter of well-being, while also providing social and health services in an innovative way. This will be done in accordance to the principles of sustainable development. The development of the neighbourhood complies with the strategy Kemi has developed regarding the well-being of the aging population as well as the strategy regarding environmental friendliness.

UBC cities are ramping up their efforts on the way towards climate neutrality

Published: 5 February 2021
In the meantime, despite the uncertainty brought by COVID-19, we cannot say enough how happy we are to see 23 UBC cities disclosing and staying committed to their climate change mitigation efforts. In 2020 we saw 3 newcomers (Bergen, Porvoo, Tallinn) whom we would like to congratulate joining the disclosure and climate action for the better future. The UBC cities disclosing their data in 2020 were,

Kemi: On the buses?

Published: 6 October 2020
Developing public transport to serve inhabitants profitably and ecologically is especially challenging in small cities like Kemi. Almost all the households own a car or two, as well as cycling and walking are popular. With the public transport having a strict competition with other ways of moving, how can we decrease cars with only one passenger?

How can we eat a park? – Urban farming in Kemi

Published: 14 May 2020
The City of Kemi develops urban farming – planning an edible park and aiming to discover the possibilities the edible park could offer the townspeople.

Kemi - the first Finnish mainland municipality to achieve an environmental certificate!

Published: 11 February 2020
A year has gone by since municipality of Kemi did something different, something that no other Finnish Mainland municipality has done. They got an environmental certificate ISO 14001:2015.

Social Kitchen in Kemi - tackling food waste

Published: 30 October 2019
Last year we had a work group consisting of people from different organizations discussing could we do something in order to reduce food waste. As a result, City of Kemi hired a vegetarian food expert with whom we found out that even though local groceries donate waste food to charity there still remain lots of mainly fruit, vegetables and vegetarian food that is not suitable for charity. The reasons are that that kind of food gets rapidly spoiled when handled several times.