Greenreality homes

A greener future from home to home

Do you want to join a climate initiative with likeminded residents? Do you want to reduce your home’s energy consumption, lower your housing costs, and reduce the amount of waste you generate? Are you interested in sustainable transport solutions or generating your own energy? From the Citizens page and the links below, you can get practical tips for responsible and frugal living. See below for more details on how to get involved. You can also read some families’ stories about sustainable everyday life and "report" your own everyday actions if you want to inspire other homes to reduce their carbon footprint!

Two adults with a baby in front of a detached house. There are solar panels on the house's roof.

You can monitor your carbon footprint and switch to a more sustainable lifestyle with these tips:

  • Determine the carbon footprint of your home and lifestyle (calculators below)
  • Choose actions that will reduce your carbon footprint (100 actions below)
  • Tips for more sustainable everyday life
    • In the Citizens section of the website
    • Subscribe to the Greenreality Homes newsletter (order form below)
    • Join the discussion in our Facebook group (link below)
  • Get involved and encourage others to join us!
  • “Report” your own everyday actions to the email address, and we can write an article about your home for our Greenreality Homes series (first link below)

Greenreality Homes activities has been developed within the framework of the Greenreality Homes and Businesses project. This project ended on 31.12.2020. The project was implemented by the City of Lappeenranta and LUT University, and its main funding came from the European Regional Development Fund.

Greenreality Homes activities were being brought to rural homes as part of the Hinkua Etelä-Karjalaan! (Make South Karelia Carbon Neutral!) project. This project ended on 1.1.2023. This project was implemented by the Imatra and Lappeenranta Region Environmental Offices. The project is wholly funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and a State contribution.