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Initiatives by topic[edit]

Community energy[edit]

Wikipedia: Poland, Renewable energy

Cycling activism[edit]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Poland - studentbikesinternational.com

Environment quality[edit]

ClairCity, Eu project about air pollution and CO2 emissions in cities, putting the power in the hands of residents to determine the best local solutions.

Rural sustainability[edit]

International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Forests cover about 30.5% of Poland's land area based on international standards. Forests of Poland is managed by the national program of reforestation (KPZL), aiming at an increase of forest-cover to 33% in 2050. [1]

Campaigns: STOP destruction of the Białowieza Forest!

wikipedia:Forests of Poland

Urban sustainability[edit]

Poland: Opening the heart of the city

In the heart of Warsaw, tucked away in the lush green tangles where John Lennon Street meets Jazdów, lies a community of small rural houses. Established by the USSR in 1945 as a part of Finnish war reparations, they form an enticing island of tranquility in the capital’s urban landscape, and a living monument to the city’s 20th century history. Yet in recent years, city officials have decided that they would rather replace this area with the glass skyscrapers so typical of large city centres. In response to this, social activists responded by organising Otwarty Jazdów (Open Jazdów), a grassroots initiative that includes current and former Jazdów residents, community organizations, local activists and young politicians trying to stop the demolition of the houses by promoting Jazdow as a common space for the city’s inhabitants. It is a process that is similar to what activists are doing in the neglected, formerly industrial Ursus district. Starting in 2012, people in this district have been organising actions that criticise the urban decay it has been subjected to, informing the public of residents’ unmet needs and promoting the district’s history through the bottom-up creation of a Social Museum. As each of these campaigns uses the institutional and grassroots tools at their disposal in their disputes with city officials, Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons will help amplify their message so that they can achieve their goals. [2]

News and comment[edit]

2017

New Municipalism in Poland, Feb 17 [3]

2016

Free public transport as smog covers Warsaw, Dec 15 [4]

Will no one stop Poland destroying Europe’s most precious forest? Apr 3 [5]

Polish government backs small farmers' and food sovereignty, January 25 [6]

Poland air pollution: Why Krakow’s domestic coal ban is a big deal, January 21 [7]

2015

Almost everyone in Poland wants more renewables, October 22 [8]

2011

Is the world's greatest green roof in Warsaw? Joe Peach, April 21 [9]

2010

Clean Up the World weekend 2010: From the Baltic coast to the Kampinoski National Park in east-central Poland, Our Earth Foundation will lead thousands of volunteers in clean up activities across Poland over Clean Up the World Weekend. Our Earth Foundation is celebrating its 17th year as a Clean Up the World participant and is one of over 60 organisations who have been involved with the campaign for more than 5 years. [10] September 15

Resources[edit]

Maps[edit]

Sustainable energy: Interactive map of #solar installations we've done this year: Instalacje OZE Greenpeace, Greenpeace Polska

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Poland, The World Wide Fund for Nature in Poland


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:Poland#Land use
  2. Grassroots Economic Organizing, Shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
  3. euroalter.com
  4. eltis.org
  5. The Guardian
  6. The Ecologist
  7. @energydesk
  8. Energydesk
  9. thisbigcity.net
  10. unep.org


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