Loimu 5 years — time to light the festive fires

Loimu turns five years old! You are welcome to join our festive fires across Finland.

The Union of Professionals in Natural, Environmental and Forestry Sciences Loimu was born in January 2017 out of the merger of the Finnish Union of Experts in Science LAL, the Finnish Union of Environmental Professionals YKL and the Society of Finnish Professional Foresters.

During the anniversary year, Loimu will have a strong presence at campuses, events of local associations, stakeholder events and in many other ways. The evening celebration on 19 November 2022 will feature an unrivalled combination of interesting programme and the great company of fellow Loimu members. Save the date in your calendar now – registration for the evening celebration will be opened at a later date.

During the spring, festive fires will be lit in Joensuu, Kuopio, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Helsinki. The autumn’s events are in Turku, Rovaniemi ja Oulu. All members are welcome to attend the anniversary events, but they will be held in Finnish.

You can find all anniversary events on the Tapahtumat ja koulutukset webpage (in Finnish) by searching with the word “juhlavuosi”. Save the dates in your calendar!

The member bulletin (in Finnish) will include accounts on how Loimu was born told by active members and shop stewards, reminiscence of the atmosphere and goals surrounding the time of Loimu’s birth, reflection on the goals achieved as well as on a brighter future, and review of the achievements of Loimu’s 5-year journey.

Follow the anniversary programme on this website and on social media with the hashtag #loimunjuhlatulet.

Anniversary events