According to WHO data, 36 out of 50 most polluted cities in the EU are located in Poland. At the same time, the Kantar research findings show that half of Poles surveyed do not know what can be done about the climate crisis. Moreover, the problem of air pollution can also affect rural areas – where inhabitants heat their homes by burning wood or coal, moreover, such areas are most often affected by climate change outcomes, such as draughts.
We will train activists and community animators from all over Poland on causes and effects of air pollution, CO2 emission and climate change, on how to run activities despite different outlooks and how to acquire funds for grassroot environmental schemes. These people will engage in selected initiatives in their local communities, with support from local KOLs, e.g., teachers or parish priests. These will include meetings with experts combined with the screening of a film on climate or air quality, meetings promoting and supporting changes in the infrastructure of places important for locals and information on specific activities that can be taken up to reduce carbon footprint. Furthermore, we will organise two social campaigns around the topic of improved air quality and preventing its pollution.
Our partner is the Krakowski Alarm Smogowy Association that will help us run the training, while its activities will take part in project activities.