Avance takes part in Taimiteko – Seedling Action, a carbon offsetting initiative by 4H Finland. Taimiteko was recently selected as the Accountability Act of the Year 2021 by the Finland Chamber of Commerce.
Taimiteko is a pilot project, in which an organisation or individual can participate to compensate carbon dioxide emissions and consequently slow down climate change. Taimiteko increases the carbon sinks of Finnish forests by planting tree seedlings in areas that have not been in active forestry, agriculture or peet production for years or even decades. Taimiteko aims to plant 10,000 hectares of new forest in Finland by 2030.
Taimiteko also has the function of increasing employment activity as it provides summer jobs in planting seedlings, especially for young people under the age of 18, who are still outside the labour market. The young receive compensation for the seedlings they plant and get valuable work experience for the future. In addition to this, Taimiteko increases young peoples’ knowledge of the importance of forests.
The patron of the Taimiteko project is the president of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö.
Read more: www.taimiteko.fi