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Litter moves Event 3.-4.10.2023

University of Eastern Finland, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, SYKETTÄ University Sports Services, Savo Consortium for education and North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium organize all together litter picking event in two provinces 3.-4.10.2023. Join us in picking litter either alone or as a group. Let's spread around cities and provinces!
  • Continuous Learning
  • Public event
  • Environment and natural resources
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Contact information:

Tiina Ynnilä


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This event is part of following events: 

  • Riveria Sports Afternoon on October 3rd at 12–16 

  • Sakky Welfare Fair on October 4th at 8–14  

  • UEF, Savonia & Karelia Sports Afternoon on October 4th at 12–16 

We challenge companies and organizations in the area to go for a walk or run and pick litter (plogging). There is power in cooperation!  
We will provide participants with litter bags and gloves in the following event points at the times mentioned above or beforehand when agreed in advance. There are also a limited number of litter pliers and high-visibility vests available at the event points. If you have your own pliers, bring them.  

Event points: 

Riveria, Joensuu

Joensuu Peltola: Päätalon ala-aula klo 11.30-12.00, yhteyshenkilö Tuuli Ahonen, tuuli.ahonen(at) +358 50 323 8004

Joensuu Niskala: Vanha Saino klo 11.30-12.00 yhteyshenkilö, Sami Myöhänen, sami.myohanen(at) +358504768113

Niittylahti: pääoven edessä klo 11.30-12.00, Mika Lehtonen, mika.lehtonen(at) +358504760063

Kitee: Ala-aula klo 11.30-12.00, yhteyshenkilö Olli Lötjönen, olli.lotjonen(at) +358503655601

Lieksa: Opiskelijaravintola Brahean aula (vanha päärakennus B) klo 8-12, yhteyshenkilö Petri Leppänen, petri.leppanen(at) +358 503093939.

Nurmes: Opiskelijaravintola Muskotin aula (rakennus 3) klo 8-12, yhteyshenkilö Anu Korkalainen, anu.korkalainen(at) +358 505273337
Sakky, Kuopio 
Savilahti campus, main lobby, Hehkukatu 1 
Contact person: Anu Salo, anu.salo(at), 044 785 4019 
Karelia, Joensuu 
Tikkarinne campus, main lobby, Tikkarinne 9,  (E entrance) 
Wärtsilä-kampus, main lobby, Karjalankatu 3 
Contact person: Salla Anttila, salla.anttila(at), 050 315 6562 
UEF, Joensuu 
Aurora, main lobby, Yliopistokatu 2 A 
Contact person: Heli Kaarniemi, heli.kaarniemi(at), 050 322 8644 
UEF & Savonia, Kuopio 
Studentia, main lobby (B entrance), Yliopistonranta 3 
Contact person: Tiina Ynnilä, tiina.ynnila(at), 050 433 9254 

Collected litter can be taken either to trash bins on campus or to public/private bins. 

We hope that after the event, each group or individual collector will report the number of litter bags they have collected in this survey.  

Please, share pictures of litter picking on social media with hashtags 
#litterpicking #smallecoacts 

This event is inspired by Million Litter Bags Campaign, and it is continuation for University’s Small Eco-Acts Campaign and part of University’s Sustainability Communication Network project.  

Additional information 

Tiina Ynnilä, University of Eastern Finland, Center for Continuous Learning, 050 4339254, tiina.ynnila(at) 

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