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An app from the power company inspired reducing electricity consumption

23.09.2022
Sanna Siniluhta has noted that even moderate changes can reduce electricity bills. She follows daily the electricity consumption of her home via a mobile app.

The family of Sanna Siniluhta, a Vaajakoski resident, moved in 2011 into a semi-detached house where oil had been replaced with geothermal heating.

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mobile app
sustainable everyday life
Sustainable living
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Nainen seisoo kännykkä kädessä sähkötaulun edessä. Image Timo Sillanpää

The women-only swimming session is again organized every month in Vaajakoski Wellamo swimming hall

22.09.2022
The women-only swimming shift is being organized by City of Jyväskylä sports services as a part of the NytLiikkelle service package. The session is set every month at the Wellamo swimming hall in Vaajakoski, Jyväskylä.

The women's shift for the 2022–2023 season is organized once a month on Fridays from 18:00 to 20:30.

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sports
swimming
indoor swimming pool
women
wellamo
Vaajakoski
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Aikuisten uimaopetuskuva. Image Tomi Tuuliranta

The Sustainable Living in Jyväskylä communication campaign encourages to use energy wisely

16.09.2022
In the autumn and winter to come, wise use of energy is even more important than before. The City of Jyväskylä will encourage its residents to save energy and to opt for sustainability in their everyday life by launching a communication campaign that will last the entire autumn and winter season. The campaign contents will be available as texts, images, videos, and podcasts too. Join in and contribute to a sustainable living in Jyväskylä!

The themes of the communication campaign focus on Jyväskylä and its residents 

The communication campaign is based on a series of many-si

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commucations
sustainable everyday life
resource wisdom
Sustainable living
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Jyväskylä’s community centres start the autumn in a happy mood

30.08.2022
The Kortteli Club and the Piippuranta Club have re-opened in August, after the summer break. Several volunteer-run groups have already started meeting, and from the beginning of September, local community centres will be buzzing again. As usual, open and free activities for all ages are organised on weekdays.

Programmes from babies to grannies

Playdates bring families with children together again to meet each other.

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local community centres
piippuranta club
kortteli club
participation
cultural services
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Lapsia ja aikuisia pöydän vieressä ulkona talon seinustalla. Image Petteri Kivimäki

Jyväskylä cycle routes on the map service

29.08.2022
New cycling signs are about to be completed in Jyväskylä.

The new cycling routes, marked with a numbers, can be seen on the City of Jyväskylä's map service and on the

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cycling
sign
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Pyörätieviitta. Image Kaisa Ristimella

The Olympic champion Matti Nykänen’s memorial to be unveiled on 7.9.2022

29.08.2022
The Olympic champion Matti Nykänen’s memorial Höyhen (‘Feather’) will be unveiled on 7 September 2022 at 3:00 pm in Jyväskylä at a public unveiling ceremony. The memorial is located in Hippos Sports Park on the shore of Köyhälampi pond, address: Rautpohjankatu 6, 40700 Jyväskylä.

- Matti Nykänen’s career as a ski jumper is one of the most significant in the history of Finnish sport.

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memorial
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Matti Nykäsen Höyhen-muistomerkin havainnekuva. Image Kaarina Kaikkonen

Finland’s Susijengi, the Lauri Markkanen homecoming, and amity across borders

18.08.2022
For the first time in 34 years, Jyväskylä will host a men’s basketball national team game. Finland’s national team, Susijengi, faces Ukraine at LähiTapiola Areena on Thursday, August 18, as they gear up for EuroBasket 2022. This will also be the first national team game for Lauri Markkanen, the premier star of Finnish basketball, in his hometown.

The schedule of events for this hot week of Jyväskylä basketball includes:

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basketball
national team game
capital of sport
Susijengi
sports
event
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Lauri Markkanen koripalloa heittämässä. Image Ville Vuorinen

Classics of Finnish contemporary art from the Kuntsi Collection at Jyväskylä Art Museum

04.07.2022
The Kuntsi Collection is one of Finland’s most significant contemporary art collections. In honor of the Kuntsi Foundation’s 50th anniversary part of their collection is presented in Jyväskylä, the city where founder, consul Simo Kuntsi (1913–1984) was born.

The exhibition presents the core of the Kuntsi Foundation’s collection, that is, artworks by young Finnish artists of the 1960s–80s who have since

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Painting with figure holding empty frames in fromt. Image Mikko Lehtimäki

The City of Jyväskylä is on the road to the goal of carbon neutrality, but more actions are required

23.06.2022
The City of Jyväskylä is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. According to current predictions, more actions are nevertheless needed to ensure that the objective is reached. In particular, traffic emissions should be reduced.

Total greenhouse gas emissions were examined using two forecast models

Carbon neutrality means that only the total of CO2 emissions that

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carbon neutrality
resource wisdom
greenhouse gas emissions
sustainability
zero-emission
waste-free
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Pysäköityjä autoja. Image Pixabay

In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, people in risk groups are booking their 5th coronavirus vaccination over the phone

23.06.2022
In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, severely immunocompromised people aged 12 and over can book an appointment for a fifth coronavirus vaccination by calling their health care clinic. Eligibility to make such a reservation is checked during the phone call.

THL strongly recommends that immunocompromised people over the age of 12 have a fifth of coronavirus vaccination.

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corona
covid-19
vaccination
covid-19 vaccination
at-risk group
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Hoitaja pistää rokotusta asiakkaan käsivarteen. Image Jaana Pinson

What an event!

22.04.2022
Jyväskylä's international students were invited to the "Jyväskylä For You" event at the City Hall on 5 April 2022. Mayor Koivisto opened the event. An essential part of the evening was a panel discussion on how to enter working life and importance of international talents.

Let’s have a turn back to the evening with the following summary of students' experiences.

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foreign students
study
studying
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ryhmä opiskelijoita seisoo kaupungintalon juhlasalissa. Image Ahee Kim

Linkki local transport services at Easter 2022

12.04.2022
There are some exceptions to the Linkki local transport services in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame during Easter due to public holidays.
  • Thursday 14.4., normal weekday services
  • Friday 15.4., Sunday shifts 
  • Saturday 16.4., normal Saturday shifts
  • Su
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linkki
local transport
easter
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Pääsiäiskukkia ja suklaamunia. Image Katja Kauppila

People coming from Ukraine receive support for their employment under one roof in Jyväskylä

11.04.2022
People coming from Ukraine are served in all matters relating to employment at Kilpisenkatu 1 D by the Expertise Center for Immigrants, operating under the Employment Services of the City of Jyväskylä, and the Employment and Economic Development Office of Central Finland. Information, advice and support for matters of everyday life, as well as job search, is available in Russian language by a counsellor that understands Ukrainian. In addition, the associational and organisational field supporting integration is cooperated with.

The services for international professionals are provided by the International Jyväskylä – Info Center and the counsellors of the Expertise Center

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ukraina
employment
ukraine
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Ukrainan lippu ja rauhankyyhky. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

The Need to Exceed Expectations

06.04.2022
The Rally Finland in Jyväskylä and the business event Nordic Business Forum aim for an experience that exceeds visitor expectations. Rally Finland wants to be an event and an experience accessible to all. The Nordic Business Forum offers a solid package of content for managers to employ in their own leadership.

How can these major international events ensure a positive customer experience to keep their v

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Petteri Nikkanen ja Tiina Lehmonen AKK Sports. Image viestintä

Student's bucket list: have you already done these must-do things in Jyväskylä?

06.04.2022
Which experiences are irreplaceable from the years in Jyväskylä as a student? What are the experiences you are going to remember in the rocking chair on a pension? We asked senior students to gather a ”bucket list” for a student in Jyväskylä.

1. Highlights of student life

The following moments will be replayed in memories with warm heart.

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study
studying
student
student city
article
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Iloiset haalariasuiset opiskelijat poseeraavat rivissä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

The city’s education committee has decided to suspend school work if the strike of 6 to 7 April 2022 takes place.

05.04.2022
The Jyväskylä basic education services are preparing for a possible strike by the JUKO trade unions on 6 to 7 April 2022. The education committee has decided on the suspension of school work for the days of the strike by noon, Monday 4 April.

If the strike takes place, the schools operated by the City of Jyväskylä basic education services will be closed 6 to 7 April 2022.

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education
school
opening hours
basic education
pupil
student
jälkkäri
vertti
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Kaupunginvaltuuston puheenjohtajan nuija. Image Jaana Pinson

First impressions of Jyväskylä ー part two

17.03.2022
First impressions of Jyväskylä - the series continues! We asked people who have recently moved to the city about their thoughts on their new neighbourhood. Be sure to also check out the first part of the series!

Events and activities for every

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studying
student
article
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lähikuva pyöränrenkaasta jäällä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola