The first tree planting action was organized outside Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, in Helsinki, during September 2019, in collaboration with Harviala Oy and Mandag, in cooperation with The City of Helsinki, The Finnish Association of Landscape Industries, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
The event received huge media attention and inspired the people of Helsinki to plant more trees.
As trees grow, they absorb and store carbon dioxide, which in its un-stored state drives global warming. During their lifespan, trees teach us how to be rooted and also provide us with life-supporting oxygen. All are invited to become a member of the new tree planting movement in Finland and elsewhere – day by day, and tree by tree. We invite you to join us in planting a better and greener future for everyone.
Planting one tree is climate action – if planting includes the idea that it is the first step on a path of change that leads to the restoration of forests, especially in areas that have experienced deforestation.
Mikael Hildén, Director of the Climate Change Strategic Program, Finnish Environment Institute
The Turku Art Museum is participating in the Million Tree to Finland project in its effort to inspire the people of Turku to climate action through contemporary art.
Kari Immonen, Museum Director, Turku Art Museum.