The video on Helsinki-kanava (Link leads to external service) provides information about the Baltic Sea Challenge, a conservation movement launched by the cities of Helsinki and Turku in 2007 that has already attracted over 300 organisations to join. In the video, the Baltic Sea Challenge’s project specialist Milla Stenström and Markus Lauha provide tips on how to enjoy the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki in the summertime.
Unfortunately, the beautiful Baltic Sea is also saddled with serious environmental problems such as eutrophication and littering. Stenström and Lauha also give examples of how we all can help protect this special waterway in the video.
Stenström recommends a vegetarian diet, as meat production causes excessive nutrients to be washed to the sea. Consumers can also help the Baltic Sea by eating only locally and sustainably caught fish, which removes dangerous nutrients such as phosphorus from the water.
For his part, Lauha reminds rug washers to ensure that harmful detergents do not end up in the Baltic Sea or other bodies of water. He also recommends being mindful of not leaving anything behind after spending time in nature and picking up any litter you may come across that has been left behind by others.
The bilingual video, featuring both the Finnish and Swedish language, can be viewed on the city’s video service, Helsinki-kanava (Link leads to external service).