The Baltic Sea Project

The Baltic Sea Project

is the Bank of Åland’s way

of encouraging people to come up

with new ideas for improving

the condition of the Baltic Sea.

The mission of the Baltic Sea Project is to help the Baltic Sea by funding good ideas and inspiring people into action. With this simple process we can get our clients, our partners and the public mobilized and engaged.

Supporting environmental projects has been a part of the Bank of Åland’s activities since 1997. To date we have given out over €2,000,000 in support of environmental work. Our Baltic Sea Accounts have played a key role in this: every year the bank has donated a portion of its own funds to environmental protection that has matched up to 0.2% of all the savings on Baltic Sea Accounts.

Our environmental work took a more ambitious course in 2014, when Anne-Mari Salonius, Head of Finnish Business Area at the Bank of Åland, took off sailing with her friends from Åland to the Archipelago Sea and witnessed first-hand the sorry state of the Baltic Sea. The sea they saw was a far cry from the beautiful Baltic Sea of our imaginations. At the end of the day’s sailing the group was convinced that something had to be done. Later that summer the pieces fell into place, and the observations made at sea together with the Bank of Åland’s background in environmental work formed the basis for the Baltic Sea Project.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUNDING CALL AND APPLY FOR FUNDING

What can I do to help

the Baltic Sea?

The WWF’s Seafood Guide will help you make more responsible buying decisions

Eating Baltic fish caught from sustainable stocks is an environmental act. Catch the latest up-to-date tips about the fish in our waters!

WWF SEAFOOD GUIDE (in Finnish)

Do you know your own environmental impact?

The Baltic Sea Card makes it easy to track how your purchases affect the environment.

READ MORE

Calculate your own Baltic footprint!

What is your Baltic footprint, and what can you do to change it?

GO TO THE CALCULATOR

Follow the Baltic Sea Project on

Instagram

FOLLOW THE BALTIC SEA PROJECT ON INSTAGRAM

Contacts

Crista
Tammela

Marketing and Communications Manager
+358 (0) 204 293 407
crista.tammela@alandsbanken.fi

Anne-Maria
Salonius

Head of Finnish Business Area, Bank of Åland
+358 (0) 20 429 3401
anne-maria.salonius@alandsbanken.fi