A Finnish environmental NGO
working in urban environments –
example of Dodo
Titta Lassila
August 18, 2014
Helsinki Summer ...
Why an urban NGO?
• Majority of people live in cities; 50-50 situation was reached
in 2008
– Finland 30 % in 1950  70 % i...
"Well-designed and well-governed cities can
combine high living standards with much
lower greenhouse gas emissions.”
David...
Sustainable Development Goals post-2015:
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements
inclusive, safe, resilient and sustain...
Urban green space?
http://mashable.com/2013/
Dodo – A Progressive Finnish
environmental NGO
• Established 1995
• Promotes global environmental
thinking and citizen-bas...
In Dodo we ask:
• What is happy & sustainable life made of?
• Who decides our way of living?
• How can we find local solut...
Ideas rising into action
Lumituuli Oy
Demos Helsinki
Typpilaakso
– ‘Nitrogen Valley’
1) Space:
Urban planning
“Cities have the
capability of
providing something
for everybody, only
because, and only
when, th...
This is OUR city
- and us means
everyone
“Copenhagen has
no cyclists.
Copenhagen has
ordinary citizens
who ride bikes.”
Bianca Hermansen,
urban designer
http://dod...
2) Food: Urban farming
• A great success since 2009: you CAN grow your own food in a city!
 And that DOES make a differen...
Dodo’s urban farming 2009
One year later…
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=203894599090529
002570.0004bc88592cdfdb1ac67&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=m&...
Creating ones own urban green space - Kalasatama 2010
Kalasatama, July 2010
http://new-lifeflavour.net/
2011: Urban farming centre Kääntöpöytä / Turntable
The Plan
The Plan – Made into reality
Urban beehives: Turntable, August 2013
Project
Forkprint
From global food
security to closed
nutrient cycle
3) Home: Urban Housing Fair
2013 & 2014
30 % of our carbon
footprint & 15 % of
total ecological
footprint comes from
housi...
Happy housing companies
• How to make your whole house and living environment more
comfortable, safe and collaborative – a...
4) Platform for ideas about anything
Elsewhere…
http://www.laciudadverde.co/2/
http://bicisporlavida.org/es#!/catid=1
What makes Dodo a great place to act?
• Learning by doing
• Global approach; sharing solutions and ideas
• Positivity; env...
The NEXT level?
• Bottom-up ‘green economy’ & ‘clean-tech’
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zqMPFRhRKB-c.kF7tdGT...
What is YOUR
urban sustainability challenge?
Objective
• Message
• Target group
Means & action!
• Space & environment
• Platform
• People
• Resources
• Windows of oppo...
Thank you!
titta.lassila@dodo.org
dodo.org
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    1. 1. A Finnish environmental NGO working in urban environments – example of Dodo Titta Lassila August 18, 2014 Helsinki Summer School Ecology and management of urban green space
    2. 2. Why an urban NGO? • Majority of people live in cities; 50-50 situation was reached in 2008 – Finland 30 % in 1950  70 % in 2030 • Cities are getting bigger; in 1975 3 megacities of 10 million or more inhabitants, by 2025 there will be 27 (21 in the developing world) • Urban people are increasingly detached from the natural environment and the sources of food, energy, raw materials,…or are they? • Cities are not ecological bubbles! http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2009/aug/18/percentage-population-living-cities
    3. 3. "Well-designed and well-governed cities can combine high living standards with much lower greenhouse gas emissions.” David Dodman, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
    4. 4. Sustainable Development Goals post-2015: Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacities for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management; - reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management; - provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces; etc.
    5. 5. Urban green space? http://mashable.com/2013/
    6. 6. Dodo – A Progressive Finnish environmental NGO • Established 1995 • Promotes global environmental thinking and citizen-based action • Wide perspective to environmental issues • Urban point of view: individuality & communality • Open sharing of ideas and willingness to test any possible solutions – with a permission to fail • Avoiding expert talk; everyone’s entitled to understand and contribute to the discourse • strongly voluntary-based
    7. 7. In Dodo we ask: • What is happy & sustainable life made of? • Who decides our way of living? • How can we find local solutions to global environmental challenges? • Can I do it??
    8. 8. Ideas rising into action Lumituuli Oy Demos Helsinki Typpilaakso – ‘Nitrogen Valley’
    9. 9. 1) Space: Urban planning “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
    10. 10. This is OUR city - and us means everyone
    11. 11. “Copenhagen has no cyclists. Copenhagen has ordinary citizens who ride bikes.” Bianca Hermansen, urban designer http://dodo.org/dodoilu/uutiset/copen hagen-has-no-cyclists-copenhagen-has- ordinary-citizens-who-ride-bikes
    12. 12. 2) Food: Urban farming • A great success since 2009: you CAN grow your own food in a city!  And that DOES make a difference!
    13. 13. Dodo’s urban farming 2009
    14. 14. One year later… https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=203894599090529 002570.0004bc88592cdfdb1ac67&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=60.18574 5,24.940681&spn=0.051209,0.09613&z=12&source=embed
    15. 15. Creating ones own urban green space - Kalasatama 2010
    16. 16. Kalasatama, July 2010 http://new-lifeflavour.net/
    17. 17. 2011: Urban farming centre Kääntöpöytä / Turntable
    18. 18. The Plan
    19. 19. The Plan – Made into reality
    20. 20. Urban beehives: Turntable, August 2013
    21. 21. Project Forkprint From global food security to closed nutrient cycle
    22. 22. 3) Home: Urban Housing Fair 2013 & 2014 30 % of our carbon footprint & 15 % of total ecological footprint comes from housing Not the size but the function Think outside your apartment
    23. 23. Happy housing companies • How to make your whole house and living environment more comfortable, safe and collaborative – and hence more sustainable?
    24. 24. 4) Platform for ideas about anything
    25. 25. Elsewhere… http://www.laciudadverde.co/2/ http://bicisporlavida.org/es#!/catid=1
    26. 26. What makes Dodo a great place to act? • Learning by doing • Global approach; sharing solutions and ideas • Positivity; environmental activism is fun! • Courage to try out even the boldest ideas
    27. 27. The NEXT level? • Bottom-up ‘green economy’ & ‘clean-tech’ https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zqMPFRhRKB-c.kF7tdGTIKtMw • Off-grid: small-scale energy production • Off-pipe: stop to resource waste, closing the nutrient cycle
    28. 28. What is YOUR urban sustainability challenge?
    29. 29. Objective • Message • Target group Means & action! • Space & environment • Platform • People • Resources • Windows of opportunity within the political framework?
    30. 30. Thank you! titta.lassila@dodo.org dodo.org

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