Federation of Green Youth and Students – Vihreiden nuorten ja opiskelijoiden liitto ViNO is the political youth and student organization of the Finnish Greens. We think that the Green values are built on four pillars:
- Social and environmental justice – All political decisions must be made taking into account not just those who make them but also the future generations, other people living near or far and those unable to defend themselves.
- The intrinsic value of nature – Nature and other animal species have value unrelated to human existence.
- Autonomy – Everyone has the right to be free, including the right to choose her/his way of life and to act in and influence all issues related to her/him.
- Equality – The same fundamental and human rights belong to everyone regardless of any personal quality.
We act as a green interest organisation for green-minded students and youth.
We have a double strategy to politics. We are working both with the political institutions and with the grassroots political movements.