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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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L’Oréal in Russia: Producing with EKOenergy

Little by little, EKOenergy is finding its way to Russia too. Local renewable energy transactions are still difficult, but we are confident that this will change in the near future. The electricity market authorities have understood the growing demand for renewable electricity and will respond to it. EKOenergy is playing an important role in providing …

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Helsinki Reuse Centre: Switching to EKOenergy

Kierrätyskeskus, the leading recycling centre in Finland, now uses EKOenergy! Ville Heinilä, Kierratuskeskus’s environmental specialist, explains that for their corporate strategy buying sustainable renewable EKOenergy certified electricity is the obvious choice – “we should have done it sooner! It is important for us to act as we preach” “Kierratuskeskus aspires to be a leader in …

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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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Capítulo Trece Hotel & Spa: Ecotourism in Spain

Ecotourism is booming. A model of sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism, where the tourist seeks not only enjoyment, but also to reduce their ecological footprint and environmental impact. To meet this demand, pioneers such as the Hotel & Spa Capítulo Trece in Segovia, Spain, are showing how committed their establishments are by using 100% renewable …

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