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Ritex: German condom producer uses EKOenergy

Ritex, a German condom and lubricant producer, is now using EKOenergy-labelled electricity, incorporating the EKOenergy logo into their newest product line PRO NATURE. We asked them a few questions about this recent development, to learn more about their focus on sustainability and what led them to choose EKOenergy-labelled electricity.  Why did you choose to start an environmentally friendly product …

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Urban Beer: the first brewery in Spain producing with EKOenergy

EKOenergy’s campaign „EKOenergy for your brewery„, launched in 2016, was one of the finalists in the EU Sustainable Energy Week Awards 2018. The campaign aims at informing breweries about using renewable energy. In addition to Italian and Finnish breweries, Urban Beer became the first EKOenergy-labelled beer in Spain. Urban Beer, producing handmade and natural beer in …

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Flow Festival uses EKOenergy labelled grid electricity

Flow Festival is one of the world’s first carbon-neutral music and arts boutique festival. This year’s festival will take place on 10-12 August 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. All grid-electricity used at „Nordic countries’ coolest music festival“ is ecolabelled by EKOenergy. Called “A fairytale come true” by Clash Magazine in the UK. The festival’s overall carbon …

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The fashion industry’s duty to lead the change towards sustainability

Today most of us know that fashion is among the topmost polluting industries in the world – competing with transportation, oil and gas production, farming and agriculture. This has been going on for decades, but somehow the textile sector has managed to get by and keep its shiny public appearance. It has only been in …

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Chocolate made with EKOenergy

On a sunny autumn day, Karlina and Laura, from the EKOenergy team, went to visit Pieni Suklaatehdas (“The Little Chocolate Factory”) in Porvoo. This artisanal chocolate factory is not only making bean-to-bar chocolate without any additives or preservatives but also using renewable EKOenergy-certified electricity for their production. Owners Miia and Peter Westerlund gave us a …

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Chocolates Artesanos Isabel: Uses EKOenergy

Interview with Isabel Félez The Spanish chocolate factory Chocolates Artesanos Isabel prioritizes sustainability in all of its production. For the owner Isabel Félez Roselló, using EKOenergy-labelled electricity is an important part of the bigger picture. We got in touch with her to learn more about the company’s plans. Why did you decide to create Chocolates Artesanos Isabel? …

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How to communicate about your EKOenergy choice?

The EKOenergy label is becoming increasingly visible worldwide on products, in stores and elsewhere. A variety of commercial brands around the world – including a publishing house, a cosmetics brand as well as an ice hockey team – have switched to EKOenergy certified energy and use the ecolabel on their products. Even a Finnish city …

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Finnish consumers embrace EKOenergy

Finlayson and Espoon Asunnot switch to EKOenergy! Finlayson is one of the pioneers and pillars of Finnish industrialisation. Soon after its creation in 1820, Finlayson became the largest industrial enterprise in Northern Europe. In 1882, the Finlayson weaving hall was also the first place in the Nordic countries to have electric lights. Today, the company …

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Drink responsible – Sustainability in the brewery sector

Beer is made from three main ingredients: water, malt and hops – all of which rely on a healthy nature and environment and could be severely threatened by climate change. Burning fossil fuels for energy production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. As brewing is a water and energy-intensive process, finding ways to …

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Switching to EKOenergy for Otava was easy

Last year, the whole Otava Group switched to EKOenergy. This means that all ‘Suomalainen Kirjakauppa’ bookstores now use EKOenergy-certified electricity. Otava is the second largest publishing house in Finland, and their printing house also uses EKOenergy. Many think that switching to eco-labelled electricity is a difficult and complex thing to do in a company with …

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Lappeenranta: The first EKOenergy city in the world

The wonderful city of Lappeenranta has decided to switch to EKOenergy! Today, Mayor Kimmo Jarva and Lappeenranta Energy’s CEO Reijo Kolehmainen signed an agreement guaranteeing EKOenergy for the city of Lappeenranta for the period 2017-2020. At the signing ceremony, the city also got the EKOenergy certificate. Program manager of EKOenergy Riku Eskelinen says that Lappeenranta …

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