What can you do for the Baltic Sea?

“What can you do for the Baltic Sea?” was the discussed topic at the Humans Burden The Baltic Sea seminar, part of the bigger Itämeri kiittää project, organized by the Porvoon Läntinen Rotaryklubi. Responsibility and consideration of the environment being central values to our company, Ensto took part in supporting the event.  
Seppo Knuutila, a senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, was the keynote speaker of the fully-packed event, reporting Baltic Sea’s current status and explaining the birth mechanisms of past summers blue-algae occurrences. Eutrophication is one of the gravest issues of the Baltic Sea, which is linked to agricultural emissions and climate change. During the event, it became increasingly clear that the saving of the Baltic Sea requires efforts not only from individual persons but companies as well. 

Ensto has also taken action: the environment is taken into consideration in all of our activities. We want to be contributing to a healthy environment and more sustainable production and consumption habits locally, nationally and globally.

The seminar confirmed the idea that local actions are a crucial part of a bigger whole. We all have a chance to contribute to the well-being of the environment by collaborating and committed to getting results by these actions. 
The Baltic Sea needs deeds from all of us:

  • We can reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the use of energy produced using fossil fuels and by reducing consumption in general.

  • Food production is contributing approximately 60% of an average finnish Baltic Sea carbon footprint. The most efficient way to reduce this footprint is by consuming less meat and replacing it by consuming more natural seafood from the Baltic Sea.

Source of the tips: Suomen Ympäristökeskus SYKE

Pictures: Outi Paappanen