JyYK aims at taking the environment and social justice into consideration in all aspects of its activity. The actions of the association are assimilated non-stop to match its environmental objectives with a focus on continuous improvement.

ymerkkiThe main objective of the association is to communicate on issues related to sustainable development. In its own function, JyYK strives for minimizing its environmental output and promoting social justice. This is be done through setting goals, monitoring the fulfillment of these goals as well as setting new goals when needed in order to comprehensively improve the environmentally friendly function of the association. Each board member of JyYK is responsible for the accomplishment of the objectives. The environmental coordinator coordinates, evaluates and monitors the objectives in practice.

The specific goals for the year 2016 are:

  • To increase the service of environmentally friendly food in JyYK’s events including favouring local food and organic products as well as offering vegan options. The goal for 2016 is 90 %.
  • To recycle all the waste produced in the events of JyYK accordingly. The goal for 2016 is 100 %.
  • To encourage the board members to avoid buying plastic shopping bags.
  • To encourage the board members to eat at least one vegetarian meal a day.

JyYK participates annually in the environment contest organized by the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä. For that, JyYK has an eco-label granted by the Student Union (image).

If You want to take part in JyYK’s action and the aspect of sustainable development in specific, do not hesitate to contact our environmental coordinator!