On Friday Wrocław will join other Polish cities in a bid to set a new national record for planting trees and shrubs in a 24-hour period.
The drive to plant the shrubs and trees is a result of the Dotleniene initiative, whose aim is to improve air quality.
Wrocław and all the participating cities are seeking to smash last year’s effort, which saw just under 10,100 trees and shrubs planted across the country. This time out the organisers are ambitiously looking to double that figure.
On Friday mass-plantings are planned at many areas, including the vicinity of the ZOO, the University of Wrocław and the Regional Hospital. On top of that, around 600 plants are set for Szczytnicki Park. Anyone free between 10.30 and 13.30 can participate in the joint effort to plant them all.
We currently have huge problems with air quality. In the coming years, heat waves will increase significantly, posing a threat to our health. To improve the quality of the environment, many institutional actions are needed on many levels.
Dotlenieni.org are very focused on education and increased greenery because we believe that greenery increases air quality and significantly reduces air temperature. It soothes the human psyche and increases our productivity and creativity.