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Monitor the water situation and anticipate risks

Will a flood drench your basement, is there blue-green algae in the water or do you have enough water in your well? Monitoring supports preparedness for extreme weather phenomena, such as floods and droughts. In winter, snow load monitoring and ice and soil frost situation monitoring are also available. You can also share your observations in the service.

Recreation in nature

Nature is an important part of the lives of all of us humans. Finns spend much of their time outside in nature. Nearly half of all Finns move about in nature several times a week. Some of the most important nature destinations for Finns are greenspace and parks near their own homes. Young adults, meanwhile, are increasingly visiting national parks as well as protected areas and hiking trails. The coronavirus led to a significant increase in outdoor recreation, which is reflected in the sharp rise in visitors to national parks, for example. Research shows that nature has an invigorating effect and that it improves health. website has been renewed

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Tiny steps towards sustainable life

Everyday life can be made meaningful when one strives to realise oneself, share what one has and promote the common good. Climate change, overconsumption of natural resources, loss of nature and other sustainability problems can be overcome together.

Protect your local nature

Loss of nature is also a reality in Finland. You can influence the well-being of your local nature in many different ways. You can for instance do your gardening in an organic way, participate in nature management activities, or make observations about species.

Contribute to the well-being of waters

Finland is one of the most water-rich countries in the world and our waterways are in fairly good condition. However, water pollution and climate change are also problems for us. Among other things, droughts and algae blooms are increasing. Our consumption also saps the water resources of other countries. With your own actions, you can reduce water eutrophication, chemical loads, and other impacts of your water use.

Be mindful when purchasing goods and services

Consumption has expanded to the Internet and the marketing of products and services is sometimes aggressive. A smart consumer pays attention to their purchasing decisions, repairs and maintains the goods they own, and prefers borrowing and sharing.

Natura 2000 areas in Finland

The European Union aims to halt the loss of biodiversity throughout its territory. One of the most important means to achieve this goal is the Natura 2000 network. Natura protection areas in Finland covers around five million hectares.

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Changing climate
Climate change is the result of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.
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Sustainable circular and bioeconomy
A sustainable circular economy involves a transition towards a new economic system.
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Nature, waters and seas
Nature and water are vital to us. The way we treat them now affects the condition they will remain in for future generations.
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Built environment
A functional, comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment is part of the solution to climate change, natural loss and many other crises.
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Pollution and environmental risks
In order to combat pollution and risks to the environment, we need new vigour to protect people and the environment.
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