The Baltic Sea Day on Thursday 25.8 raises awareness to enjoy our unique ocean environment and at the same time preserve it with small and bigger actions. The event that was a founded by John Nurminen Foundation
Baltic Sea Day, 25 August 2022
The Baltic Sea Day, launched by the John Nurminen Foundation, is an annual day of celebration in honour of the sea. The objective of the day is to encourage people to enjoy the unique sea that belongs to us all, and to take concrete actions that benefit the sea. In addition to the celebrations, the purpose of the Baltic Sea Day is to provide information on the versatile nature, culture, and history of the Sea.
Statement from JNS:
“This year the traditional Baltic Sea Day opening ceremony opening will be held in Huvilanranta, in co-operation with Helsinki Festival. In addition to the opening ceremony, the foundation will organize free, open to all maritime program containing workshops, live music, panel discussions and Baltic Sea-friendly food until the evening.
The Baltic Sea connects people and provides us a mental landscape. We can all influence the state of the sea with our own choices, and although much remains to be done, we have once again taken a few steps forward, and that’s what we want to celebrate on the Baltic Sea Day. This year, the theme of the opening ceremony and other program organized by the John Nurminen Foundation is the Baltic Sea identity. The Baltic Sea physically connects the coastal states, but do we have a common Baltic Sea identity? How familiar are the young people in Finland with their home sea? And what is the Baltic Sea cusine like? These questions will be discussed during the day.”
In 2022 year Makia will continue concentrating its environmental charity efforts towards protecting the Baltic Sea. By donating 1% of its 2022 web store sales to John Nurminen Foundation’s important work.
The Baltic Sea is a unique, northern brackish sea: it is one of a kind in the entire world. The small and shallow vulnerable inland sea has only about a fifth of salt in the water compared to salinity of the oceans. It is connected to the North Sea via the narrow Danish straits, and its water turnover time is extremely slow, roughly 30 years. Because of the slow turnover of the water, environmental toxins and nutrients that cause eutrophication in the sea will stay in the Baltic Sea for a long period of time.