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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Dodo, environmental organisation which aims to approach environmental issues in an open-minded way, trying to find new perspectives, relying on the power of factual discussion. Public events, discussion groups and projects.
  • Siirtymäliike Hämeenkyrö, Transition town

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Climate action[edit]

wikipedia:Climate change in Finland

Community energy[edit]

Finland's Renewable Energy

Wikipedia: Renewable energy in Finland, Finland National Renewable Energy Action Plan, Solar energy in Finland

Community involvement[edit]

Yhteismaa (Common Ground), a Finnish non-profit dedicated to participatory city culture and placemaking

Cycling activism[edit]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Finland

Ethical consumerism[edit]

Buy Nothing Day

Food activism[edit]

Cottages and Allotments, City of Helsinki

Open spaces[edit]

Green Hearts, Park Walks in Helsinki

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Train schedules: EN

Bus timetables and routes in Helsinki region: EN

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

The federal government of Finland is currently (Oct 2017) conducting an experiment of the effects of a basic income on unemployed citizens, which began in January 2017 and will conclude in December 2018. [1]

Basic Income Experiment 2017–2018

wikipedia:Cleantech Finland

News and comment[edit]


Helsinki unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, Mar 21 [2]

Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers? Feb 12 [3]


How one city plans to steer residents away from driving, Sep 26 [4]


Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless. Dec 17 [5]

Helsinki Treats New Bike-Share as Another Form of Public Transit, May 27 [6]


Finland is considering giving every citizen a basic income, December 5 [7]

The Sharing Economy is Booming in Helsinki: Here's Why, October 22 [8]

Dinner Under the Helsinki Sky Turns Busy Street into Community Table, September 14 [9]

Helsinki Volunteers Reinvent the Public Sauna, September 4 [10]

Why Helsinki – a mix of Detroit and Geneva – is one of the most exciting cities in the world, Aug 10 [11]

Finnish parliament approves new climate bill that commits to 80% emissions reductions by 2050, March 6. [12]

Mobility survey reveals three-quarters of Helsinki journeys are sustainable, January 7 [13]


Finland Sets New Goal For Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions, June 11 [14]


"Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws", September 20 [15]


Regular events

Restaurant Day 2015, Visit Helsinki, approximately once every three months


Apps for sustainability[edit]

Täsä, city of Turku. Mobile app, which helps capture citizens' ideas regarding urban development sites.

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Urban Facts, open data at the City of Helsinki.

Community resources[edit]

Sompasauna, wood burning self-service public sauna in Helsinki built and maintained by a group of volunteers.


Helsinki Region Transport - Vehicles, bus and tram (English)

Google Maps Location


wikipedia:Finnish Environment Institute

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Finland, Environmental issues in Finland

External links[edit]


This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. @BasicincomeOrg
  3. The Guardian
  8. Shareable
  9. Shareable
  10. Shareable
  12. Friends of the Earth Europe
  13. European Green Capital
  14. ThinkProgress
  15. GigaOM