• Lecture

How Can I Have an Impact as a Consumer and Citizen?

  • Sustainability
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Welcome to Climate School!

Content of the lecture

Consumers are given plenty of responsibility regarding climate change and other environmental problems. People can somewhat influence certain things by consumption, but other channels are needed, too. We’ll hear about how consumers and citizens influence potential through topical case examples. Consumers can influence by cooperation, but usually change also requires communications and social mobilization.

The lesson will be held in Finnish.


Eva Heiskanen is a professor of sustainable consumption at the consumer research centre of the University of Helsinki. She is interested in consumer and citizen engagement in the transition to a more sustainable society.

About Climate School! 

The lobby of the Helsinki City Hall turns into Climate School from 9 to 13 September 2019. Each lesson provides more understanding about actions that affect climate change. Various themes, challenges, social phenomena and the context influence the solutions by which our future is being built. Design and dialogue help assemble various pieces to perceive the topic from a new angle on a Climate Change Map. You can attend individual lessons or pick out several interesting themes!

 See the complete Climate School schedule here!

Climate School is organized by the City of Helsinki and Helsinki Design Week in cooperation with Urban Academy, Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. Helsinki takes its climate change responsibility seriously. An ambitious target of the City’s strategy is to achieve a carbon neutral Helsinki by 2035.




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