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Tips for making your meeting more sustainable

Meeting invitations 

You can send out your meeting invitations and materials to participants online to avoid unnecessary printing and reduce your impact on the environment.

Location

Kokkola is easy to reach by public transport. By traveling with the, you will significantly reduce your carbon footprint. On VR’s website and app, you can track how much more eco-friendly your choice is when you travel by train than by car or plane. The railway station and Matkahuolto are located in the city centre and Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport is just about 20 km from Kokkola city centre. For your transfer, you should taka advantage of the airport shuttle service, which can be booked in advance. You can easily walk to various meeting venues in the compact city centre.

Accommodation

Sometimes you need to stay overnight to participate in an event. We always encourage quests to stay longer, as Kokkola offers a wide range of things to see and do. You can always choose to stay in a sustainable place, whether it’s a larger hotel or a smaller, idyllic establishment. We’ll be happy to give you some tips for leisure destinations and activities too. Kokkola offers a large range of culture, events and attractions. the city centre is home to the lovely old town of Neristan and the seafront is only a short walk away.

Conference catering

We recommend that you take benefit of the current season, as this is when the products are at their tastiest. Make use of local ingredients as much as possible and support local food producers in particular. We also offer tasty vegetarian dishes, which have been shown a positive impact on the environment and are also healthy.

Pre-registering for events ensures that there is no unnecessary food waste. The climate impact of food waste is significant.

After the meeting

Please make use of the existing waste sorting facilities at the meeting venue. Always switch off the meeting equipment and lights after your meeting.

Visit Kokkola

We, the staff of Visit Kokkola, will be happy to help you find the perfect meeting environment for you, whether on land or at sea. We also take sustainability into account in all our actions, and as a company we have been granted the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) label and the Ecocompass-certificate.