Environment Online – ENO is an award-winning programme founded and coordinated by Mika Vanhanen that currently is running at about 7 000 schools in 152 countries.

100 Million Trees by 2017

  • Mika launched ENO Tree Planting Days in 2004. Since then, 15 million trees have been planted for environment and peace by about 10 000 schools in 157 countries
  • A commitment by ENO that was highlighted in the summary of 700 pledges made for Rio+20 Summit


  • Article for Guide Book of Environmental Education (Ympäristökasvatuksen käsikirja 2004)
  • Article for Environmental awareness - Finns making it on 2010's  ( Ympäristötietoisuus - suomalaiset 2010-lukua tekemässä, 2011)
  • Planting Seeds of Action 2012, a book about ENO, available online here.


1997 Microsof Roadahead Prize, Helsinki,Finland
2000 OKKA Awards, Finnish Education Foundation
2000 EcoG@llery Europe, Barcelona, Spain
2001 Childnet Awards 2001, Washington DC, USA
2002 The Innovator of Province, Regional Council of North Karelia
2003 Quality Prize in eLearning, Ministry of Education
2003 Rose For Environmental Education, Turku, Finland
2003 Winner in GKP Youth Awards, UN Summit , Geneve, Switzerland
2004 WWF Panda Prize, Joensuu, Finland
2006 A special mention in the Stockholm Challenge Awards
2007 Winner of Global Junior Challenge Awards, Rome, Italy
2008 Award by Karelian Culture Foundation
2009 Energy Globe Awards, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 Forestry Achievement, Society of Finnish Professional Foresters
2010 Joensuu Prize
2011 State Award For Public Information, Ministry of Education
2012 A Finalist in Forest Heroes Awards by United Nations


Marathon record 2:53:47 (1993, Stockholm)
100 km run 9:20:50 (2006, Helsinki)