JOIN THE GREAT WAVE

Did you know that the Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world?

The Baltic Sea is the only sea we have – the sea whose wellbeing we want to restore. Time is running short, and we need all hands on deck in addition to immediate tangible protection measures. With our actions, each and every one of us can make a difference in the status of the Baltic Sea. However, no one can save the Sea alone. Like making stadium waves, what we need is cooperation – and right now, our stadium is the shore of the Baltic Sea. We invite you to join Baltic Sea protection and the Great Wave of the John Nurminen Foundation! The more we are, the greater the Wave we can create. Become a monthly donor and join the effort to protect the Baltic Sea and its heritage.

As a monthly donor you will receive

  • Up to date information on the Baltic Sea and its status
  • Our newsletter, with information on the Baltic Sea, its status, and the Foundation’s Baltic Sea-themed events.
  • Our magazine, Telegrammi, published four times a year and mailed to your home
  • The Supporter Report, published twice a year in electronic format, where we let you know how our projects are moving along

With your support, the Sea and its heritage can be protected with impactful measures

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    We reduce eutrophication in the entire Baltic Sea catchment area
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    We remove the phosphorus load already in the Baltic Sea by managing cyprinid fish stocks
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    We reduce the nutrient discharges from biogas production throughout the operation’s lifecycle, and promote the sustainability of biogas from the point of view of waterway protection
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    We improve the regional nutrient balance of food production, and reduce nutrient discharges to the Baltic Sea.
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    We disseminate information on the proven efficiency of gypsum treatment as a waterway protection method in the entire Baltic Sea area
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    We prevent nutrient discharges from fertilizer shipping in the entire Baltic Sea area
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    We recycle the nutrients of reed growths from eutrophicated coastal waters to utilization on land
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    We disseminate information on the Sea to new audiences in inspiring and innovative ways. We share information on the status of the Baltic Sea, and publish e.g. the My Baltic Sea podcast series.
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    Working together with the Finnish Nature League, we promote awareness of the Baltic Sea through environmental education at schools.
  • Climate change and eutrophication pose challenges to the animals, fish, molluscs and plants of the sea. We manage cyprinid fish stocks and prevent eutrophication in the entire catchment area of the Baltic Sea.
  • The valuable stories of the Baltic Sea must be protected as they tell the story not only of the sea, but also of all of us who cherish the Baltic Sea. We pass on information on the stories of the sea and its history in our podcast, for example, and by organising exhibitions, events, and forums.
  • Eutrophication, evidenced by the blue-green algae blooms that appear every spring, is the most serious problem faced by the Baltic Sea. Many keystone species of the Baltic Sea, such as bladderwrack, are threatened because of eutrophication and climate change. We promote e.g. the gypsum treatment of fields, remove nutrients through fish stock management, prevent nutrient discharges from fertilizer shipping, and mow reeds.
  • In 2005–2020, the John Nurminen Foundation has launched almost 40 Clean Baltic Sea projects, of which 30 have been completed.
Lasse Hendriks, Jukka Nurminen, Timo Ketola
I have spent all my life by the Baltic Sea. The memories of my childhood summers are intrinsically linked with swimming and skipping around on the stones by the shore. As a teenager I would go for a walk and stare at the seashore whenever I felt my mind needed calming down. Now, as an adult, both my home and my summer cottage are by the Baltic Sea, and my child has learned to love the Sea, swimming in it, and looking for creatures of the sea. Becoming a monthly donor is a great way to help the Baltic Sea – and today is a great day to start!
Krista Kosonen
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Eutrophication is one of the greatest threats faced by the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is our sea, and we cannot replace it. Become a monthly donor to the John Nurminen Foundation – their work for the Baltic Sea is extremely important!
Mikko ”Peltsi” Peltola
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One-time Donation

Making a donation is an easy and fast way to help. With your donation, we protect the Baltic Sea in a way that brings results, and pass on the story of the sea to future generations.

Choose the amount of your donation

Save a Piece of the Baltic Sea

Join the Baltic Sea rescue team by claiming a piece of the Baltic Sea. You can choose the location of your choice on the map, and make a donation. You can also gift the piece you donated to a family member or friend.

SAVE A PIECE OF THE BALTIC SEA

Corporate Donation

Protecting the Baltic Sea and its heritage is today’s way of doing environmental work and implementing corporate responsibility. By supporting the John Nurminen Foundation, your company joins us in our concrete and impactful work to protect the Baltic Sea and to ensure that the stories of the sea are passed on to future generations.

Ways to support the work of the John Nurminen Foundation

  • Corporate cooperation as a corporate supporter
  • Monetary donations
  • Marketing and product sales cooperation
  • Pro bono cooperation
  • Donations of machinery and equipment
  • Donations of media space

READ MORE ABOUT CORPORATE COOPERATION

 

Bank Transfer

Donation to the Foundation

Show your support to our work with a donation to the Foundation. With the help of your donation, we implement tangible Baltic Sea protection measures that bring results, and ensure that the stories of the sea are passed on to future generations.

RECIPIENT: John Nurminen Foundation
IBAN number: FI06 1214 3000 1122 96
SWIFT: NDEAFIHH

Donation to the Clean Baltic Sea Projects

Help us save the Baltic Sea! Support our work to stop the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, and to curb the environmental risks faced by the sea.

RECIPIENT: John Nurminen Foundation
IBAN number: FI54 1596 3000 0765 15
SWIFT: NDEAFIHH

Donation to Marine Culture

Take part in passing on the story of the sea. Support our work, which includes producing marine cultural content, publishing books, and organising exhibitions and events.

RECIPIENT: John Nurminen Foundation
IBAN number: FI32 1596 3000 0765 23
SWIFT: NDEAFIHH

Special Occasion Giving

Celebrate your birthday, wedding anniversary, graduation, or other special day by launching a joint donation for the Baltic Sea. When celebrating your special day, instead of gifts, you can ask well-wishers to make a donation to the John Nurminen Foundation. With a special occasion giving, you help to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage.

Instructions

Direct your special occasion gifts to the John Nurminen Foundation by including our bank account information in your invitation. You can tell of the giving in your invitation e.g. like this:

My 50th birthday is on xx.xx.20xx. Instead of gifts and flowers, I hope you will support the work of the John Nurminen Foundation, protecting the Baltic Sea and preserving its cultural heritage.

Bank account: FI06 1214 3000 1122 96 
Payment recipient: John Nurminen Foundation
Reference: [your personal reference number]

Your personal reference number will be sent to your email address after filling out the information below. Kindly ask all donors to use the reference quoted above in the bank transfer’s reference field. All donations made with this reference will be directed to your special occasion giving. This will help us ensure that the donations will be directed to the selected collection.

Companies can also make a special occasion donation to the John Nurminens Foundation when they celebrate an anniversary, for example. Inform us of your special day collection here.

Inform us of your special day collection by filling in the information below.

Please remember to let us know of any other wishes you might have in the ‘further information’ field of the contact information form.

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Operation A Day’s Work

The objective of the John Nurminen Foundation is the wellbeing of the sea, and the dissemination of its manifold stories. Our projects improve the status of the Baltic Sea by reducing the nutrient load that is too much for the sea to bear, and by reducing environmental risks. In particular, we combat eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Eutrophication manifests itself in e.g. the blue-green algal blooms we witness every summer, and in cloudy coastal waters. In addition to Baltic Sea protection work, the Foundation wants to ensure that the stories of the Baltic Sea are also transferred to future generations. By choosing the John Nurminen Foundation as the recipient of your A Day’s Work collection, you join the Baltic Sea rescue team.

We will provide you with materials for a Baltic Sea-themed lesson. During the lesson, your class can learn about the status of the Baltic Sea, its problems, and measures that make the sea healthier. We recommend that you have the Baltic Sea lesson before the A Day’s Work collection. You school is free to choose the date of the collection. Student participation is voluntary. A recommended fee for A Day’s Work is €15.

How to start a collection

  1. Agree on the date of the A Day’s Work collection
  2. Sign your school or class up for the John Nurminen Foundation A Day’s Work collection with the form below
  3. In a reply message, you will receive instructions and materials for your contact person
  4. Organise the collection
  5. Pay the accrued sum to the John Nurminen Foundation’s fundraising account, FI06 1214 3000 1122 96

Please note that the Foundation does not insure the A Day’s Work collection participants.

Memorial Giving

You can pay your respects to the memory of someone who has passed away by making a commemorative donation. Instead of buying flowers or cards of condolence, a shared collection will support the work that helps preserve the Baltic Sea for future generations.

The family of the departed will receive a list of all donors, and the total sum of the donations. The information will be sent out approximately two weeks after the memorial service.

Setting up an in memory collection is easy. If you wish to set up a collection, fill in the required information below.

Setting up an in memory collection

A family member of the departed, for example, can set up an in memory collection. All in memory donations will be directed to the collection set up in this way. After an in memory donation has been set up, this option to donate can be announced in a death notice or obituary.

In memory collection information:

RECIPIENT: John Nurminen Foundation
IBAN number: FI06 1214 3000 1122 96
SWIFT: NDEAFIHH
REFERENCE:  [your personal reference number]

Your personal reference number will be sent to your email address after filling out the information below. Kindly ask all donors to use the reference quoted above in the bank transfer’s reference field. All donations made with this reference will be directed to your collection in memory. This will help us ensure that the donations will be directed to the selected collection.

Please fill in the form below with the information that enables us to keep track of In Memory donations. If you wish to receive information on the final donated sum and the names of the donors, we will need your address and the date of the memorial service.

 

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Donation by Will

The John Nurminen Foundation upholds a long tradition of protecting the Baltic Sea and being a guardian of Finnish marine history and culture. We strive to preserve the Baltic Sea and its story for future generations. If you are considering making a will in favour of a good cause, we are an organisation you can trust.

Donations through a will are tax-exempt. As a beneficiary of the will, the John Nurminen Foundation cannot provide legal assistance in drawing up the will.

In case you are interested in making a donation through a will, please contact Erkki Salo, the Foundation’s Fundraising Director, at erkki.salo(at)jnfoundation.fi, or call +358 40 728 1859.