My name is Matleena Käppi and I am a candidate in municipal elections 2021 in Jyväskylä. You can vote me with the number 332. I run with the Left alliance party and support environmental values, equality and human rights.
I am a 25-year-old biology student and a member of the city council in Jyväskylä. I work as an assistant coordinator in the University of Jyväskylä in the School of Resource Wisdom, which is a super-faculty network of scientists focused on sustainability and planetary well-being. In the free time I sometimes play woodwind instruments with folk bands, such as FairTrad.
My special interest is ecological economy. I support doughnut economics, which is a model that combines ecological and social sustainability together. I am skeptic about economic growth, because of the environmental problems caused by over-consumption.
In the last four years in the city council I have advocated for free contraception for young people, vegetarian/vegan food in the food services and boosting recycling of plastic. I have had the opportunity to work for circular economy in waste management steering group, better public services in the social and health board and more ambitious climate action in resource wisdom steering group.
I advocate for ambitious actions for climate change mitigation, protecting biodiversity, equality and human rights. All decision-making should enhance sustainable development. I think that our responsibility as politicians is to take the view of the worst-off and act alike to lessen suffering and enhance equality. I am committed to advocate for policies that increase well-being of the residents, such as better access to mental health care, preventing social and health problems and protecting nearby nature areas.
Who is Matleena Käppi?
– Candidate in municipal elections in Jyväskylä (voting ID 332)
– Member of Jyväskylä city council
– Party: Left alliance
– 25 years old
– Biology student
Matleena advocates for:
– Ambitious environmental policy: Climate action and diverse nature
– Equality and human rights
– Ecological economy (such as doughnut economics)
– Better access to mental health services
– Preventing social and health problems with public services
Election day Sunday 13 June 2021. Advance voting from 26 May to 8 June in Finland and from 2 to 5 June abroad.