From this page you can read about the conservation work of the Baltic Sea and the Green Line.
Baltic Sea protection
John Nurminen Foundation – Baltic Sea protection and marine culture
Founded in 1992, the purpose of the John Nurminen Foundation is to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage to future generations. The Foundation has been awarded for its work as a communicator of information and producer of marine content. The goal of the Foundation’s Clean Baltic Sea projects is to improve the condition of the Baltic Sea with tangible measures that will reduce the load and environmental risks directed at the sea. Our work is steered by measurable results and impact.
Pikku Delfiinit has started to support the John Nurminen Foundation. Pikku Delfiinit chose to start supporting the John Nurminen Foundation as it operates independently; work is driven solely by the interests of the Baltic Sea & performance; the foundation takes concrete action with far-reaching results (not just speech but deeds).
1. The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world
2. Climate change is accelerating eutrophication
3. Culture is deteriorating – understanding of the sea is in danger of disappearing.
Did you know that the Baltic Sea is a shallow inland sea with an average depth of 54 meters and a catchment area of almost 90 million inhabitants.
Threats affecting the balance of marine and coastal nature in the Baltic Sea:
1. Recreational use
2. Habitat fragmentation
3. Coastal land use
4. Alien species
6. Maritime transport
7. Oil spills
8. Oxygen-free bottoms & toxic algal blooms
9. Heavy metals & harmful substances
How is it possible to solve the problems?
By reducing nutrient emissions based on size and cost-effectiveness.
1. Improving phosphorus removal
2. Diffuse agricultural pollution; Plaster treatment of fields in Lieto & Vantaanjoki, Satakunta nutrient recycling project.
3. Industrial point load
4. Load already at sea and internal; Marine management in Finland, Sweden and Åland.
The foundation’s construction site is the entire Baltic Sea, and almost 40 projects have been launched so far, 30 of which have already been completed. In the Foundation’s projects, a 60% reduction in the phosphorus load eutrophicating the Gulf of Finland, a total reduction of 75%.
- You can donate by clicking “JOIN THIS TEAM” under the Pikku Delfiinit logo. You can choose the piece you want for the Baltic Sea or make a quick donation and let the machine draw the piece. Scroll and zoom the map and click the dot where you want your donation to appear. Click on the dots on the map to see the donations made by others.
- Quick Donation: You can select the donation size from the form, fill in the fields on the form and click “Add to Cart”. Then fill in your billing information and your Diploma information and “Go to pay”. Payment is made via online banking or by credit card. At the top of the page is a pointer (Donation> Billing Information> Payment> Done) to track your progress. The machine selects the piece and the donor receives the Diploma in the email they provided.
- Donation: The donor uses the (+) key to enlarge the map, search for and click on the desired location (eg. own cottage beach). The machine gives the sea area and coordinates. The donor will click “Save this piece”. The donor selects the size of the donation from the form, fills in the fields on the form and clicks “Add to Cart”. You can then fill in your billing information and Diploma information and “Go to pay”. Payment is made via online banking or by credit card. At the top of the page is a pointer (Donation> Billing Information> Payment> Done) to track your progress. The machine will mark the selected piece for the donor and the donor will receive a Diploma in the email they provided.
You can find Pikku Delfiinit also by metro!
Pikku Delfiinit Green Line runs from Keilaniemi, through Kamppi and Hakaniemi to Itäkeskus.
Other Swimming locations can conveniently be found by tram or bus: Allergiatalo, Kauniala, Siltamäki.