Make a Name Day - examples on successful water protection work
January, 13, 2011 Helsinki Environment Centre
Why should a local actor make an extra effort to improve the state of the Baltic Sea? The seminar highlighted the value of and possibilities in voluntary water protection work.
A one-day seminar was organized in Helsinki to inspire our partners and other actors to work for a common goal: to promote and prepare voluntary action plans to improve the state of the coastal waters and the entire Baltic Sea. Representatives of various types of organisations (cities and universities) presented their experiences and good examples on how to benefit from voluntary work for a healthier sea.
The basic idea of the seminar was to bring forth the value, benefits and possibilities of local water protection work, and to present some practical examples on what has been done in Finland (e.g. the City of Turku and in several departments within the City of Helsinki will present their work), both within the Baltic Sea Challenge and other similar projects. We wanted to stress especially the benefits that the participating organizations can gain by carrying out voluntary water protection actions. This seminar was also aiming at underlaying and promoting the work with action plans and challenging of others within our project.
The seminar was organized for the Cities for a Healthier Sea project partners.