Baltic Sea Rotary Action Network - First Member Meeting

Webinar on February 23rd 2021 at 9.00-11.00 CET (at 10.00-12.00 EET)

  • Join us to Save the Baltic Sea
  • Listen to RI President Holger Knaack supporting the initiative
  • Learn about the state of the Baltic Sea
  • Find out our means to tackle the problems through strong Rotarian involvement together with all nine Baltic Sea Countries

Baltic Sea Rotary Action Network BASRAN aims to establish a strong Rotarian intervention to support the process of improving the state of the Baltic Sea. We aim to have activities comprehensive and coherent in all Baltic Sea countries to have better impact. For this we aim to connect all Rotarians round the Baltic Sea in all 9 coastal countries to a Joint Initiative to save the Baltic Sea. Our long-term goal is to have state of the Baltic  Sea clearly improved in future.

Join our first webinar! Registration, at 19th of February at the latest



-          Host Lotta Ruokanen, Coordinator at the Baltic Sea Challenge at the city of Helsinki

Baltic Sea Rotary Action Network BASRAN - why and for what

-           PDG Pentti Aspila, Chair of the Steering Group

Why environment is important to Rotary and what Rotary could do for the better environment

-          Holger Knaack, President, Rotary International 2020-2021

The Baltic Sea needs Us

The State of the Baltic Sea

-          Jannica Haldin, Professional Secretary of HELCOM

Wicked problems and solutions

-          Anna Törnroos-Remes,  Marine biologist, Assistant professor at Environmental and Marine Biology at Åbo Akademi University

Rotarians Saving the Baltic Sea – ideas, examples, projects

The Expedition Save the Baltic Sea, Rädda Östersjö

-          PDG Tommy Lekenmyr, Rotary club of Nynäshamn, Sweden, D2370

Rotary unites beyond borders

-          Mark Krawczynski, Warszawa City Rotary Club, Poland, D2231

 What kind of activities in Northern Germany

-          Martin Weigel, Rotary Club Greifswald, D1940, Germany

Rotarian Baltic Sea activities in Finland

-          Päivi Kippo-Edlund, President, Borgå västra-Porvoo läntinen RC, Director of Environmental Monitoring and Supervision in city of Helsinki

What to do next

How to get involved

-          Lotta Ruokanen

What is ESRAG and why is the environment relevant to Rotary

How ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group) and Save the Baltic Sea can benefit from each other.

-          Gunilla Östberg, member of ESRAG Europe leadership,

Closing Words – thank you and welcome aboard

-          Lotta Ruokanen

  • 2.10.2021 BASRAN – BASRAN Member Meeting in Helsinki
  • 3.10.2021 Rowing for the Baltic Herring Event of Rotary  in Helsinki  
  • 3.-5.10.2021 Baltic Herring Cruise Event Helsinki -Stockholm -Helsinki

Join our first webinar!

Registration, at 19th of February at the latest:

Inquiries: (Finlandia Hall RC, BASRAN secretary)


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Bästa Rotaryhälsningar

Tommy Lekenmyr
(projektledare D2370 Rädda Östersjön)