Green Week in English

Green Week program in English 2014

Green Week is a theme week for the whole University of Helsinki and we welcome you to join it! All of the lectures and discussions are (unfortunately!) held in Finnish, but you can always participate discussion and ask questions in English as well. Below you can find program that you can participate without having to mind the language. Whole program you can find here in finnish.

Happening whole week

<375> Environmental acts

We are collecting ideas from the students and the staff of the University about environmental acts. Share your own way of fulfilling environmental acts or tell us what kind of sustainable development would you like to see in the University of Helsinki. Find some post-it-notes and pencils on the hallway of the mainbuilding in every Campus and give us your ideas!

The Green Week will culminate on friday to a lottery! We have great prizes: gift vouchers to Helsingin Kirjamessut, Aleksanterin teatteri, Armas Keittiö & Viinitupa ja Ravintola Silvoplee. Go to like our facebook-page: and you’ll have a change to win one of our gift vouchers!

Clothes & stuff for refugees

Europe is currently facing a major refugee crisis. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and need our support. University of Helsinki Green Team organizes 5-9.10 collection for Helsinki reception centers in Viikki, Center, Kumpula and Meilahti campuses. The reception centers have a particular need for men’s casual clothes. The clothes must be clean and undamaged.

PLEASE read carefully what we’re collecting! We won’t be able to collect any other stuff.

Collection Needs:
Men: casual clothes (hoodies, casual pants, sweat pants, long-sleeved T-shirts), sneakers and winter boots
Women: leggings, tunics, winter shoes size 35-38
Both: backpacks and sports bags, as well as new socks and underwear.
Please separate different clothes, for examples a plastic bag containing only men’s clothes. This will greatly help the reception centers work.

Collection points are open on campuses opening hours:
Center: Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3 ja Minerva, Siltavuorenpenger 5A
Kumpula: Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
Viikki: A-talo, Latokartanonkaari 9 ja Biokeskus 1, Viikinkaari 9
Meilahti: Biomedicum, Haartmaninkatu 8

Facebook event here!

Mon 5.10

Movie night

HYYs Committee for Environmental Affairs welcomes all members of HYY to a movie night! The movie is called Surviving Progress ( and the subtitles are in English.

The running time of the movie is about an hour and a half and after the movie there is time to discuss the topic and any thoughts the movie might raise. The event is free of charge. Please sign up for the event on Facebook or via e-mail (

Time and Place:Uusi ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 a, 2nd floor). The movie will start at 7 pm.

Thu 8.10

Flea market

For a three hours time the entrance hall’s of the Mainbuilding and Porthania will be a lively market place to sell old and used goods. All the tables are now reserved but we welcome everyone to came and make an ecological shopping tour!

Time and Place: 3-6 pm (15:00-18:00), HU’s Mainbuilding and Porthania (Fabianinkatu 33 and Yliopistonkatu 3)


Food waste dinner

HYYs Committee for Environmental Affairs hosts a delicious dinner and a cooking workshop on the topic of food waste. In the workshop we will learn to use food waste ingredients in cooking. The food waste is donated to us by supermarkets and food retailers. The workshop is lead by a professional chef Sanna Hiltunen. After the workshop we will enjoy the dinner together. Both the workshop and the dinner are free of charge.

The workshop is available for 8 people and dinner is available for 25 people. Please register fo the event here:

Time and Place: 4-7 pm (16:00-19:00) Cooking workshop, 7-8 pm (19:00-20:00 DinnerStudent Union central office (Mannerheimintie 5 A, 2nd floor)