The library is encouraging people to become activists
Come and make a difference together with the library and organisations! Knowledge increases our understanding of the ecological crisis, but to bring about real change, we also need action.
Library Encourages Activism is a Helmet libraries campaign to encourage people to take environmental action with an activist diploma.
The activist diploma is meant to offer inspiration as we explore different ways of taking action and making a difference. You can complete the challenges anyway you wish and in the order that suits you. Let’s take action together!
How to participate in the campaign
Organisations and groups involved in the campaign
- Read or listen to an eco-themed fiction and non-fiction book.
- Make a difference through your lifestyle: create a new routine.
- Participate in an eco-themed activity or event at the library.
- Start a conversation about an environmental issue that is important to you.
- Find out the views of the parliamentary election candidates on the ecological crisis.
- Ask your elected representative, local councillor or parliamentary candidate what they intend to do to prevent the loss of biodiversity.
- Participate in an environmental campaign or sign a petition or a citizens’ initiative.
- Take part in an activity or event held by a non-governmental organisation.
- Participate in an environmental demonstration.
- Reward yourself with a trip to the woods.
You can download or print a diploma to fill out or get one from the library.
Let people know you are involved: discuss environmental issues with your family and friends and use the hashtags #AktivistiDiplomi and #KirjastostaAktivistiksi in social media.
In social media, you can also tell about your participation in the campaign with this picture.
Check out the websites and social media channels of the associations involved and take part in activities that interest you. The associations are listed in alphabetical order.
Eettisen kaupan puolesta – Eetti ry
Elokapina, Extinction Rebellion Finland
Maan ystävät ja Helsingin seudun Maan ystävät
PSLifestyle-hanke / Sitra
Zero Waste Finland
– Download or print an activist diploma here.
– Read more about the Library encourages activism campaign.
– Follow us on social media and participate.
Picture: Marja Hautala / Helmet
Activist diploma: Siiri Heikkilä / Luonto-Liitto