Visions presented in the Pirkanmaa environmental programme
Diversity of natural and cultural environment and sustainable use of natural resources
Biodiversity in Pirkanmaa has been secured. The quality of surface and ground water is good. The Greenhouse Effect has been slowed down. The value of cultural environments and landscape areas has been secured. Local characteristic features of environment are fostered.
Healthy, welcoming and ecologically sustainable living environment
Pirkanmaa community structure is unified, services are located close to people and public transportation is flexible. Living environment provides the circumstances for good everyday life. There are no health risks in housing. Materials are used effectively in production and consumption and recycling waste is a daily routine.
Ecologically responsible business activity
The level of environmental protection in business is high. Knowledge in environmental issues is a part of the competitive ability of companies, and they do not cause significant damage to the environment. Nature tourism functions on the terms of nature, with respect towards it.
Recreational use of nature
The nature of Pirkanmaa is clean, diverse and attractive, and it provides recreation and experiences. Nature provides good circumstances for outdoor activities, hiking, fishing and hunting. Diverse use of nature has been secured.
Environmental awareness and research
The residents of Pirkanmaa value the welcoming environment and diverse and clean nature. They understand the significance of environmental protection and know what it requires from them as residents, educators and workers. Research and knowledge concerning nature are of high quality, extensive and form networks. Knowledge and research results are put to use effectively.