The Finnish national Energy Saving Week will be held 5–11 October 2020. During the week, Posintra will organise its traditional Eco Act Challenge.
It is time for the annual Energy Saving Week. During the week, Posintra will once again organise an Eco Act Challenge, where the fifth-grade pupils of Kevätkumpu School will challenge other fifth-graders in Porvoo to do Eco Acts during their free time. These Eco Acts will then be recorded in an Ekotapapassi (Eco Act Passport), which has been distributed to the pupils in advance. The pupils get a mark in their passport for such acts as taking scrap metal to a metal collection point, switching off unnecessary lights or cycling to school instead of getting a ride on a car. For their voluntary participation, all pupils will receive their own Eco Act Diploma, and prizes will be drawn among those who return their passport.
The Eco Act Challenge has garnered both national and international attention
The annual Eco Act Challenge held by Kevätkumpu School and Posintra was awarded in a competition organised by Sitra and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, which searched for the most interesting circular economy solutions of the municipalities. Ekotapapassi has a creative commons licence and it is available for public use. The challenge has also garnered international attention. With the help of Climate Leadership Council, #ecoactchallenge has also been held in New York.