The Green Flag Award is the benchmark international standard for parks and green spaces. It was first launched in 1996 to recognize and reward the best green spaces in the UK and the first awards were granted the following year. The award encourages the achievement of high environmental standards in parks and sets a standard of excellence in recreational green areas.
Lepaa Campus applied for the certification in spring 2016 and the Green Flag Award was granted on June 2nd, 2016.
Some of Lepaa staff members celebrating the first
Green Flag Award in Finland. The award was announced in the opening ceremony of
Finland’s Green Year on June 2nd, 2016.
To be eligible for a Green Flag Award sites must be freely accessible to the public and perform well in the eight pre-defined criteria: