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Sustainability initiativesEdit

  • 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 topicEdit

Climate actionEdit

wikipedia:Climate change in Finland

Community energyEdit

Finland's Renewable Energy

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

Community involvementEdit

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

Cycling activismEdit

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Finland

Ethical consumerismEdit

Buy Nothing Day

Food activismEdit

Cottages and Allotments, City of Helsinki

Open spacesEdit

Green Hearts, Park Walks in Helsinki

Sustainable transport activismEdit

Train schedules: EN

Bus timetables and routes in Helsinki region: EN

Towards sustainable economiesEdit

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 commentEdit


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 sustainabilityEdit

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

Citizens data initiativeEdit

Urban Facts, open data at the City of Helsinki.

Community resourcesEdit

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 linksEdit

External linksEdit


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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