After studying specific features of the Gulf, current problems and possible ways to solve those problems, schoolchildren from Russia, Finland and Estonia developed a declaration that was adopted on 27 July 2014 in Helsinki:
We believe that the Gulf of Finland is exposed to a high human-caused load and that all of us need to join efforts to reduce negative impacts on the environment.
WE PROCLAIM THE DECLARATION
and call upon the youth, politicians, all decision-makers, businessmen, scientists, teachers, public organizations, farmers, fishermen, tourists, mass media and all population of the region to follow our principles and facilitate the implementation of our proposals
- Individual and collective responsibility for the actions that produce impact on the environment;
- Think globally, act locally;
- Treat the nature as if it were your home;
- Foster careful attitude towards the environment among the youth from all countries.
Below are links to the Youth Declaration in Finish, Russian, Estonian and English.