Act For Nature
What can you do for the environment?
“I planted a tree first time in my life...”
Participant in the Youth exchange.
Climate Change is a thing. And is all around us, in the news, in documentaries, but also on the streets. Society is raising its voice to demand change and action to save our planet. But… Is demanding from our governments the only thing we can do? What little daily actions are you up to, to save Nature?
This was the starting point for “ACT for Nature”.
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For eight days, 30 participants from 6 countries: Georgia, Greece, Armenia, Ukraine, Portugal, and Poland got together in Bystrzyca Kłodzka.
In addition to the main goal for which they came, which is nature, each group had the opportunity to represent their country to review the environmental situation there as well as to discover similarities and differences to the other cultures.
It was an opportunity for rapprochement, making friends, and raising environmental awareness together.
Altogether we took the forest within the Marianówka region and we were welcomed by the local forest association. After an info session full of knowledge about the fauna and flora of the region – and after some of us learn correctly how to make a hole in the earth 😉 – we’re able to Plant 118 trees! Have you planted a tree already? Such a small act can have such a big impact!
And there was trash! What to do with the trash??! You can stress over it or you can get creative. And that’s what the group has done! An exhibition of art pieces made by scratch with the trash collected through the natural paths of the region, over two days!
All of these were displayed in the city of Międzylesie, in the public square, where each country presented the final result of the art piece they created. People from the local community came to the event, which ended with a video showing the cities and cultures of each participating country.
At the end of the night, the smiles of the joy of everyone: we had an audience, a big one! And we passed our idea on and called attention to the waste left in the forests and rivers of the region.
At the end of each evening, there was time for youngsters to learn more about different cultures and to show also their own to their peers. Stereotypes were hopefully broken and friendships were forged, which proves that it is indeed much more what unites us than the things that separate us.
- I got learn about the topics of the Youth Exchange 100% 100%
- The subjects mentioned on the Youth Exchange were interesting 100% 100%
- I had the chance to be involved on the proposed activities 100% 100%
- There was diversity of activities in the program 91% 91%
- I got to learn something about the hosting country 94% 94%
- I got the chance to learn something about the other participating countries 100% 100%
- Because of this Youth Exchange ı have more interest to know more about other countries and cultures 100% 100%
- I have made new friends during the Youth Exchange again 97% 97%
- I improved my English-speaking skills 94% 94%
- I discovered new interests during this Youth Exchange 91% 91%
- After this experience ı see some ways of doing things differently 91% 91%
(behind the scenes!!)
Youth Exchange: Dystopiality
Coming soon (October 2022)