In 2018, the vision of the City of Lahti’s strategy was summarised as follows: ‘Lahti – a bold environmental city’. The guidelines specified in the strategy are always applied in the operations and development of the city. The strategy is implemented in practice through key projects specified for each year. In 2018, the environmental goals included in the strategy were promoted by means such as a stormwater management project carried out in co-operation with the Smart & Clean foundation, and an extensive key project on sustainable mobility. The projects and their results were presented at various international conferences during the year. Lahti also adopted a new environmental policy in 2018, the mayor signed the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy for the new period, and Lahti decided to enter the contest for the European Green Capital Award. The winner of the award will be announced at Midsummer 2019.
Hollola adopted a new municipal strategy in 2018. Its core value is responsibility. Hollola is a strong municipality, with recreational areas and clean waterways supporting the residents’ well-being and the municipality’s vitality. A culture of development and experiment is promoted to prepare the municipality for future changes. In 2018, in connection with the Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Canemure) project, Hollola joined the collaboration to prepare a new climate policy for the region and implement energy- and climate-related measures.