Espoo was the first Finnish city to be elected as a member of the UN university´s RCE network on sustainable development from the beginning of the year 2011. The city of Espoo was a member of the network until April 2017.
The global RCE network (Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development) facilitate learning towards sustainable development in local and regional communities.
The RCE Espoo network was founded to create sustainable development for the residents of the city. In practice this means raising the public awareness of sustainable development and of ways to act in a sustainable way, producing services and products which increase the wellbeing of the inhabitants, protecting the diversity of nature, responsibility, participation, sustainable consumption, recycling and energy efficiency. Re-orienting education towards sustainable development was an important way to reach these goals.
ENO, A Global Virtual School and Network for Sustainable Development
Youtube video about sustainable Espoo and RCE