In English

Hyvinkään vihreät, represents The Green party of Finland in the municipality of Hyvinkää. Green movement started in Hyvinkää at the municipal elections in 1984, when green list gained 7,8% and all 4 candidates were elected in the city council. Hyvinkään vihreät as an association was started in fall 1986, making us slightly older than the green party of Finland itself.

We can be found on Facebook and Instagram!

Municipal elections takes place sunday, 13 June 2021

Municipal elections are held separately in every Finnish municipal. In this election, citizens choose representatives for four year term in city council. Hyvinkää’s council has 51 representatives. Based on election results, representatives form city executive board, as well as other committees who oversee different parts of city services – such as technical committee, committee of educations etc. See our video about voting in municipal elections!

Your local green candidates can be found here. Our political agenda for the 2021 election can be found here.

Did you know, that you may be eligible to vote and become candidate, even if you’re not citizen of Finland:
– You have the right to vote in municipal elections if you are a citizen of Finland, another EU Member State, Iceland or Norway, and you meet the following criteria:
1) you are 18 years of age at the latest on the election day, and
2) you are assigned a municipality of residence in Finland in two month prior the election.
– If you are a citizen of some other country, you may vote in the municipal elections if:
1) you are 18 years of age at the latest on the election day, and
2) you have had a municipality of residence in Finland for a continuous period of at least two years.
Learn more from here.

Current season of 2017-2021: we are 3rd largest political group in Hyvinkää’s city council. Electoral votes 13,6% gave us 7 of 51 seats, 8th representative joined our group in 2018.

Representatives:

  • Terhi Korpela
  • Minna Hyytiäinen (Reserve Chairman of the group)
  • Aki Korpela (Chairman of the group)
  • Nina Pyykkönen
  • Sanna-Kaisa Patjas
  • Markku Jahnukainen
  • Sirpa Kalliomaa (joined 2018)
  • Satu Kontiainen (from the 1st reserve seat at 2020)

Greens have representation in every committee of Hyvinkää, including city executive board with member (Aki Korpela), and 2nd chairman of the city council (Sanna-Kaisa Patjas). Other chairman positions include chairman of the environmental committee (Terhi Korpela) and vice-chairman of culture and wellness committee (Minna Hyytiäinen). Full list of our representatives here (in Finnish).

Our politics

Green party’s cornerstone in ambitious environmental politics. Best legacy to our children, is clean and well-being nature. Needs of a growing city are sometimes challenging nature’s values – we aim to protect our clean ground water, soils, swamps and groves. We want to preserve diversity and aim our city into carbon neutrality.

All build environment must be accessible, regardless of ones degree of mobility. Same applies to the entire society. Nobody should be excluded. We want to build an equal society in which everyone can participate.

Greens cherish diverse field of culture in our city as an hobby or even as profession. Let’s seek rich experiences from culture – not from shopping.

People should be heard more when decisions are made, also in between elections. Open discussion and dialogue about city’s future should impact us all.

More of our politics here (in Finnish), and city initiatives here (in Finnish).

This season (2017-2021) we have:

  • Defended Sonninmäki area from a new road connection. Forest and it’s paths shoud be preserved for hiking, and skiing etc. This road to hospital and it’s plans are still active – and are expected to be presented in the council in late 2021 or early 2022.
  • Proposed international high school in Hyvinkää.
  • Resisted plans to build at Sveitsi’s nature and areas beside current nature reserve. Our group has expressed concerns about gound water accumulation as well as, changing the landscape, if massive buildings are build in the heart of the conservation area.
  • Appealed to another groups in the council and succesfully preserved full language program in Hyvinkää’s schools.
  • We have made initiative’s to city council such as: Offering more vegan food and oat dairy in schools, city support for local block and community celebrations and events, becoming anti corruption and anti bullying city and city council – and initiative for expanding and preserving natural biodiversity in the city.
  • Tried to save our two museums independence, by proposing to change expected savings from a staff costs to a exhibition expenses, but lost the vote. Museums are merging now.
  • We defended culture and arts education by proposing, and winning smaller cuts to art and music schools budget. Originally 50% of their annua budgets were on the line.
  • Made a bunch of propositions and changes in the city board and committees from a green perspective, minding the nature, cycling, sustainability and social wellfare.

Welcome to the movement!
Work for the environment, equality, education and greener future is done between elections. With your membership fee you support our work for a better world.
Learn how to join here: Join now – Greens

You are most welcome to join the action too, come see us at the events, talk to us in Facebook or Instagram, or contact us directly.

Not interested in joining a party? We accept support members, independent from the green party. Contact us for more info.