Paint it Back

Nominovaní 2020

Země: Chorvatsko

Region: realizován v celé zémi, Splitsko-dalmatínska župa, Zadarská župa

Odvětví: Občanská společnost / Sociální podnik

Pole působnosti: Osvěta, Ochrana životní prostředí

Kdo stojí za projektem: Savez izviđača Hrvatske – The Scout and Guide Association of Croatia

Odpovědná osoba: Dan Špicer

Odkaz na web

Výzva

With the loss of forests, we are losing our largest natural allies in the fight against climate change. The global rise in temperatures and droughts caused by climate change create devastating losses with catastrophic consequences.

Myšlenka

Boranka (“Paint It Back”) is the largest volunteer-led wildlife reforestation initiative in Croatia. We aim to restore areas and forests destroyed by wildfires. We also lead public awareness programmes for the public and children in schools about the importance of forests, fire prevention, nature conservation, and the effects of global warming.

Aktéři

Boranka has partnered with the Scouts Association of Croatia, as well as the mountain rescue service, firefighting association, and forestries in Croatia. These partners help organise restorative planting, prepare equipment, organise volunteers and educational initiatives. The project also works together with diverse stakeholders, such as ministries, embassies, companies, and public institutions.

Dopad

Boranka has become the largest volunteer reforestation campaign in Europe and the most awarded non-profit campaign in Croatia. More than 6,200 volunteers participated in 18 Boranka reforestation events. In addition, Boranka has planted 65,000 trees, and over 10,000 children have attended its educational programmes.

Přesah

The entire Boranka project concept, such as planting and educational activities, can be implemented in other regions or countries. The concept to expand Boranka is currently being developed. The Scouts Association of Croatia is working with scouts associations from EU countries who are interested in organising similar initiatives.