In the Skawina commune (Małopolskie province) a mere 50% of inhabitants participate in local votes, and the same people constantly engage in voluntary initiatives or town councils. At the same time, we are facing the problem of smog which can be reduced only if the attitude of the local community changes and its environmentally friendly behaviours are strengthened. For the last couple of years our commune has been participating in the STOP SMOG programme, but we have to reinforce it by engaging the local population to a larger extent.
Wishing to address these challenges, we will organise meetings to start gardens in selected housing estates, as well as flower meadows. We will run a series of consultation meetings aiming at establishing the Youth Council of Skawina. We will also start a Little Leader Academy teaching children teamwork, activism and ecology, as well as Active Young Citizen-Leader Academy helping youths learn how to run social campaigns. We will also organise a Neighbour Day with a field game and will invite all commune inhabitants to it.