JAPA ry association promoting sustainability

JAPA ry is a non-profit, politically independent association that was founded in 2001 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The association’s title JAPA comes from the Finnish words meaning “The Local Agenda of the citizens of Jyväskylä”. Their main aim is to contribute to sustainability in various ways based on the local peoples’ everyday needs. Their activities include planning and implementation of various sustainable development-related projects and events. The association was founded by the many residents’ associations of the Jyväskylä area. A few examples of their yearly campaigns and events are cleaning the residential areas in May and a bee for preventing the spreading of invasive species in the nature (such as giant hogweed, lupin and mugwort). One of their most popular services is the cargo bicycle borrowing project, which basically means that anyone can borrow a cargo bicycle for free for up to three days from the association’s premises.

Mission/objectives: 
Improving local enviroment
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City/Region: 
Jyväskylä
Start/end year: 
2001
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