"Our goal is to be the most responsible gift shop in Finland! By protecting and growing trees through us you are creating a diverse forest of the future, the power of which in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss has been scientifically proven. Sea consists of drops and that is why your contribution is important!”
I am Jori Alasirniö, a 34-year-old man and the founder of SunSilva. I live in the village of Sirniö, located on the border of Lapland, about a hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle (and 170 kilometers from Santa Claus). Until now, I have earned my living mainly in the forest industry, working as a forest machine operator, a saplings attendant, a forest planter, and a forest fertilization specialist.
I come from a family for which the forest means a lot, and this was certainly one of the reasons why I ended up working in the forest industry. Nature has been a way of life for me and my family.
In general, all the aspects of our lives are somehow linked to nature and our forests.
What is nature to you?
For me, it's all the different smells, colors, sounds or even the silence. And not to forget all the animals. Nature surprises with its beauty and power. Nature to me is autumn's bright mornings with sunrises that explode in colours of brilliance, nature is the magical force that brings the first bud of spring to life and we humans are part of nature!
SunSilva is politically and religiously uncommitted company with the following goals:
Involves individuals and companies to do Act for Nature™
Produces small actions available to everyone for the benefit of Finnish nature
Bringing different social groups together as part of the SunSilva family
Provide untouched habitats for animals and plants
Employs local people and businesses
Add tolerance and perspectives to the prevailing conversation and atmosphere
PLANT THE PART OF THE BETTER FUTURE! LET’S CREATE THE DIVERSIFIED FOREST OF THE FUTURE TOGETHER
TOGETHER A MORE DIVERSIFIED FOREST
Growing and protecting trees are effective and meaningful ways to safeguard natural diversity.
CHOOSE WHAT KIND OF FOREST YOU WANT TO CREATE
You can choose what kind of forest you want to create: you might opt for an old-growth forest, a regenerated forest, or a better forest.
The world is changing at a breakneck speed, and there are many ways to help Mother Nature. This is our way to do it because we can!
Being Finnish is important to us, we want to see the forests growing with our own eyes and provide employment opportunities in Finland during all four seasons of the year.
We are a proud member company of the Association for Finnish Work, and the recognitions granted to us perfectly reflect our company's value base.
We all have something to give. Together with you, we can grow and protect new forests with thousands of stories!
The power lies in cooperation! We can help Mother Nature in the easiest and most efficient ways. Every tree counts!
We are growing new forests, and it’s a long process. By maintaining and respecting the traditions and spirit of the place, we appreciate nature and the people we work with.
In addition to the afforestation service, we can sell the trees from our old-growth forests to you or your company! Together we can create protected areas with a unique atmosphere.
The forests you plant through SunSilva will grow for at least a hundred years!
Properly performed, emission compensations can be an effective and proven means of sequestering carbon dioxide. Photosynthesis is behind this phenomenon. We can speed up the rate of photosynthesis by increasing the forest area. The byproduct oxygen is produced during photosynthesis.
One solid cubic meter of wood binds about 1000 kg of carbon dioxide.
For now, I live in a clean environment with a proper climate and snowy winters. We want to ensure that our children and grandchildren also get to enjoy pure nature.
The ocean is made of drops, so we all can invest a comfortable amount of money in a common cause. Small actions and choices can help us achieve great results. None can do this alone.
Our government, companies, public administration, and consumers have taken serious steps toward improving ecology and increasing carbon neutrality. However, the tools and actions to combat climate change are often difficult to make, and/or expensive.
I can easily do my share, and so can you and other like-minded people and companies with the help of SunSilva.
The intrinsic value of the forest is so much more than mere carbon sequestration. Apart from the visual appeal and cultural heritage, the forest offers a huge environmental capital! The extinction of species is another current threat, along with climate change.
SunSilva offers various tools to easily influence the future of us and our children.
We consider a willow tit the most threatened bird species. The willow tit was among the most abundant birds in Finland for a long time. However, intensive forestry works performed in the 2000s have caused a mild decline in the number of willow tits in 2015 and an extremely high decline in 2019! We now offer a new, vibrant living environment in the form of our very own trees and arbors.
The company Jätkä-Juho from the Finnish municipality Hyrynsalmi collaborates with us on this matter, which is very important to us. We cooperate with young and local entrepreneurs, and we want to build a solid and long-lasting cooperation network, where everyone can do things in a fair and honest way!
DID YOU KNOW?
SunSilva aims at enhancing the forest area on suitable soils where planting has not been done or has somehow failed. The afforestation areas, which are suitable for planting, can serve as additional forest areas. They include old disused fields, meadows, disused peat production areas, and other wastelands.
We plant trees from Taivalkoski in Northern Finland. Now, both individuals and companies worldwide can use our online store services to invest in a common good cause.
SunSilva challenges companies to participate in domestic voluntary work on saving Mother Nature. Let’s make a joint effort to help nature according to the wishes and capacities of your company!
Place your order in the online store or contact us to learn more about planting or protecting trees or our global mission. We will be happy to answer all your questions about our work.