The Malopolska Days for the Climate are underway!

As part of the “3rd Malopolska Days for the Climate”, together with the residents of Lisie Gora and Śmigno, students from local schools and kindergarten children, we planted 500 young trees, and dozens more were handed over to residents.

This year’s provincial instalment of Małopolska Days for the Climate, organised as part of the LIFE Project EKOMAŁOPOLSKA for Climate and Energy, took place in the commune of Lisia Góra. The fete, which took place at the Recreation Centre in Lisia Góra with the participation of residents and children from local schools and kindergartens, was an opportunity to talk about climate and environmental protection.

We chose trees as a symbol of environmental action because they are our invaluable ally in stabilising the local climate. Not only do they provide shade, they lower the ambient temperature, help store water and purify the air. A 60-year-old pine tree produces as much oxygen in a day as three people need, while a 100-year-old beech tree provides enough to meet the daily needs of 10 people

  – recalled Deputy Marshal Gawron.

In return for taking part in quizzes and competitions on climate and environmental issues, residents could take away fruit tree seedlings. At the same time, an unattractive area near the Primary School in Śmigno was transformed into an alder grove.

The Earth’s climate is changing at an alarming rate, which requires us to take decisive, conscious action. Each of us can contribute to these changes by segregating waste, saving water or reducing CO2 emissions. I encourage each and every one of you to take an active part in local environmental initiatives and to implement sustainable practices in your everyday lives

– said the mayor of Lisia Góra Commune, Arkadiusz Mikuła.

In total, more than 300 people took part in the action. The patronage of the 3rd Małopolska Day for the Climate was assumed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Deputy Marshal of the Małopolska Region, Józef Gawron, and the Head of Lisia Góra Commune, Arkadiusz Mikuła. Representatives of the LIFE Malopolska in a Healthy Atmosphere project also took part in the action.

The event was realised as part of the LIFE EKOMALOPOLSKA project “Implementation of the Regional Climate and Energy Action Plan for the Małopolska voivodeship” (LIFE-IP EKOMALOPOLSKA / LIFE19 IPC/PL/000005) co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.