Legionowo (Mazowieckie Voivodeship), like many cities in Poland, has an increasingly aging population. As a result, actions taken by the growing seniors’ population are of increasing importance. The youth, on the other hand, are often only spending nights in Legionów, while engaging in actions and initiatives in Warsaw and are not involved in our town for a number of reasons. We know from research that many citizens of Legionów would like to engage in pro-environmental activism, but they don’t know how to get involved.
Our project is designed to encourage young people to get involved in civic initiatives, including our town, by providing them with concrete tools and knowledge on how to get involved in local actions. We will also activate the seniors to take on actions to counteract the climate change. We will create Legionowo Eco-Center. It will be a space for education, where the initiatives related to environmental protections can be implemented. We will also conduct eco-workshops for 40 individuals – seniors and young people between 13 and 18 years old. The workshops are meant to increase the awareness about the necessity of acting to mitigate the climate change. During the meetings the participants will design eco solutions for Legionowo and later implement them.