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Say NO to environmental devastation that quarry will cause.

We strongly oppose plans for a quarry in Espoo, Finland. Esbogard Ltd. plans to excavaate a huge area, 73 hectares, for granite extraction and landfill. The project schedule spans generataions: it is likely to take more than a hundred years to complete. But the environment will be permanently ruined. The project area directly intersects an important ecological corridor for migratory wildlife. Additionally, it will force us to move from our family farm, where we have raised Icelandic horses for d

3292 Created: 2014-05-29 Statistics

Theatre Studies must be retained as a degree subject and its future as a scientific discipline secured

Dear Kaarle Hämeri (Chancellor), Sari Lindblom (Rector) and Paula Eerola (Vice-Rector), Dear Hanna Snellman (Vice-Rector), Tom Böhling (Vice-Rector) Dear Pirjo Hiidenmaa (Dean, Faculty of Arts) We the undersigned wish to express our deep concern at the plans put forward by the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts in respect of theatre studies and other smaller arts subjects. These proposals threaten the viability of theatre studies nationally. It would be difficult to overstate the importa

3399 Created: 2021-12-13 Statistics

Pelasta Vartiosaari! - Save Vartiosaari!

Kaavoituksen uhkaama Vartiosaari säilytettävä luontokeitaana Save Vartiosaari from threat by Helsinki City planners – details in English below   Itä-Helsingin sisäsaaristossa sijaitseva Vartiosaari on luonnoltaan ja kulttuurimiljööltään ainutlaatuinen, monipuolinen ja erinomaisesti säilynyt. Saari tarjoaa mahdollisuuden saaristoluonnosta ja hiljaisuudesta nauttimiseen keskellä pääkaupunkia, mikä on maailmanlaajuisestikin poikkeuksellista. Saaren tulevaisuutta ei silti ole turvattu, vaan sen koht

2716 Created: 2011-06-30 Statistics

Petition on the introduction of vitamin C for coronavirus patients in Finland!

I am a 50-year-old woman belonging to the risk group. I'm worried about their own and many other high-risk group of consumable Finns care if we have to hospitalization due to coronavirus. I myself have asthma, bronchiextasis (rare lung disease: permanent bronchodilation) and type II diabetes. Because of my bronchiextasis, my breathing volume is low already, so getting coronavirus could be fatal or even worse for my lungs. Numerous studies on vitamin C by University of Helsinki docent Harri Hemil

2302 Created: 2020-03-24 Statistics

SAVE THE KYMI SINFONIETTA!

We, the undersigned, appeal to the City of Kouvola decision-makers to safeguard the operation of the Kymi Sinfonietta and not to implement the plans for cutting the orchestra’s funding.   The City of Kouvola is planning to make sizeable cuts in its annual funding of the Kymi Sinfonietta, or even to stop funding the orchestra altogether. All the options would mean that the Kymi Sinfonietta as it is at present would cease to exist. The grant for the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition

2291 Created: 2020-09-11 Statistics

Save Nuntii Latini, the world’s only weekly Latin language news broadcast!

Save Nuntii Latini, the world’s only weekly Latin language news broadcast!       We demand that the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE should continue its Latin language news. For over 28 years a small group of dedicated Finnish Latinists has produced a news program which is a testament to the vitality and flexibility of Latin. It is a unique phenomenon that unites language enthusiasts – from experts to amateurs – throughout the world.       The program fosters interest in Latin and the history of

3303 Created: 2017-11-24 Statistics

Stop the extinction of wolves in Norway!

UPDATE 2018-01-05 Norwegian: ULVENE TRENGER DIN STEMME NÅ! Norge er i gang med den største lisensslakta på ulv på 40 år! 16 av 16 ulv er allerede skutt i Julussa- og Osdalsreviret hittil i år. I tillegg kan 26 ulv til skytes. Ulvens Dag skal til Klima- og Miljødepartementet torsdag 11. januar og vi trenger så mange underskrifter som mulig! Sammen med Naturvernforbundet, WWF, NOAH og Foreningen Våre Rovdyr skal vi vise regjeringen at folk flest vil ha ulv i norsk natur!   Samtidig pågår en retts

91389 Created: 2016-05-22 Statistics

Defending Linna

We, the undersigned, appeal to the University of Tampere that it would not give up the facilities of Linna, and that reducing the number of properties would be done with careful consideration of the un/necessity of the facilities of the university community. The facilities of university community are not only walls of libraries, lecture rooms and office spaces, but there lies the soul of our community. Linna in particular is essential to our community: it is a place to study and work without dis

1639 Created: 2021-07-03 Statistics

The teaching of Classical Archaeology and Ancient Culture at the University of Helsinki must continue!

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki has announced that the long-standing lectureship in Classical Archaeology and Ancient Culture will not be filled when its current holder retires this year. Those of us who have signed this petition plead that a new lector should be chosen to fill the position and continue its vital academic mission. The lectureship is crucial to the academic integrity of the university, as the teaching of Graeco-Roman material culture not only support

25 Created: 2018-05-11 Statistics

Pro lingua Latina in Jyväskylä

Latinan kielen säilyttäminen Jyväskylän yliopistossa Jyväskylän yliopisto on lakkauttamassa latinan oppiaineen kokonaan. Jos näin todella tapahtuu, katkeaa perinne, jota on vaikea palauttaa enää myöhemmin, ja yliopisto ottaa askeleen pois sivistysyliopiston ihanteesta. Latinan kielestä hyötyvät monet tahot, ja vastaavasti näiden tahojen toiminta vaarantuu jos latina poistuu. Latinan tarvitsijoita löytyy filosofian opiskelijoista historian tutkijoihin ja kuoroista yliopiston viestintään, eikä ta

2628 Created: 2016-04-12 Statistics