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Think Sustainably service is based on criteria tailored to Tampere, which have been developed in cooperation with the incubator Demos Helsinki and local experts and stakeholders. The criteria is tailored for every service category. Criteria include energy, food and service, and social sustainability, among others.

Tampere aims to grow sustainably and be carbon neutral by 2030. Think Sustainably service encourages operators to more sustainable actions and supports your sustainable choices in Tampere.

By filling up the minimum amout of the criteria designated to your service category, you become a part of the Think Sustainably service and stand out with the heart sign on Visit Tampere’s website. The operator also gets the heart sign for its own use.



In addition to taking energy and water consumption into account, plant-based food and using eco-labeled products are part of sustainable accommodation.


Sustainable attractions pay attention to energy consumption and waste reduction. Climate-friendly food options and accessibility also make a difference.


A sustainable event is accessible for all. Environmental sustainability is taken into account in recycling and energy saving, as well as by encouraging guests to arrive by public transport.

Restaurants, cafés and bars

In the restaurant industry, vegetarian options and paying attention to food waste are signs of sustainability. Locally produced food and decreasing packaging waste also matter.


Recycled materials and offering used products are ways to reduce the carbon footprint. A sustainable production chain considers the product life cycle from start to finish.


Energy consumption, using renewable energy and considering sustainability in catering and materials play a key role in the sustainability of venues.