The Pomeranians educate

The Pomeranian family—the protagonists of the campaign led by employees of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk—commence new activities as part of the “Feel the Climate” project. Over the next few months, the Pomeranians will participate in various festivals, picnics and events organized in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, where the hosts will encourage citizens and tourists to change their habits and follow eco‑friendly principles. They will educate us how our decisions and behaviour impact the environment. The Pomeranian family’s stand will feature a large board game on the topic of the biodiversity of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, jigsaw puzzles and rebuses to solve, a wheel of fortune, and educational card games about the basic principles of circular economy and recycling.

 

Educators at the Pomeranians’ stand teach us how to take better care of the environment, help us understand the causes and effects of the greenhouse effect, explain why non‑native invasive species harm local ecosystems. Display cases and cards presented at the stand help us learn about the subsequent stages of PET bottle recycling and products that can be manufactured from such waste. The Pomeranians also have a relaxation zone with comfortable deckchairs, where you can sit back and drink some water with mint from a paper cup. The water is served in glass jugs because the Pomeranians reduce their plastic use!

The Pomeranians travel the region

The Pomeranian family are the protagonists of the “Feel the Climate” campaign led by employees of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk. They are up against quite a challenge. The Pomeranians  learn how to sensibly use shrinking water and energy resources, and how to improve the quality of air. They have understood that humans generate too much waste, and that they can recover a significant portion of raw materials by treating such waste appropriately. And that it’s beneficial to care about biodiversity. Videos, games and educational guides have been posted at www.poczujklimat.pl and on social media. Competitions with attractive prizes are under way as well. Moreover, you can meet the Pomeranians at studio cinemas, medical and shopping centres, in buses and Fast Urban Railway (SKM) carriages.

 

Another component of the project is an interactive outdoor exhibition. It explains environmental phenomena in simple terms, and the Pomeranian family are our guides to the exposition, which is made up of three large solid figures; each one, in addition to information, provides interactive games and activities. Everything is intended to educate us in an interesting and unique manner. You can learn about the Adventures of the Pomeranian Family at the exhibition until the end of 2019 in various Pomeranian cities.

HOW TO KEEP HEAT INSIDE?

Are you aware that most of energy consumed at home goes for heating? We know how to save it.

 

  1. Are your windows and doors airtight? Of course, the best solution is to have new, well-fitted and sealed windows. But if you cannot afford to replace the old ones, make sure that heat does not escape through them. Window frames can be sealed, for example, with self-adhesive gaskets made of polyurethane or rubber foam. Ensure that the product has a proper cross-section and the window frame is perfectly dry before applying it. Otherwise the gasket will be improperly attached and it may still allow cold air to enter inside. If there is an air leak between the window frame and the windowsill or the wall, then a butyl vapour barrier sealing tape can be used.
  1. Let the heat move around! Never put furniture in front of radiators nor cover them with curtains. If curtains reach the floor, heat is blocked between the radiator and the curtain. Choose short curtains and drapes in winter, or pick them up and place on the windowsill. If possible, put furniture as far as possible from the radiator – a distance of at least one metre. It is good to have a windowsill or a shelf above the radiator – it prevents warm air from rising and cooling down.
  1. To distribute heat from radiators within a room in the most effective way, install screens behind them made from silver foil and polystyrene foam. In this way you will prevent the penetration of heat into the wall. Screens reflect the heat back and facilitate its distribution inside the room.
  1. Remember about the optimal room temperature! 210C at daytime and 130C at nighttime – you can safely turn the radiators down. Another helpful idea is to ventilate the house from time to time – shortly but intensively.
  1. And on an extremely cold day, you can cover the window with blinds and curtains, preferably those which do not cover the radiator.

FB ECO CONTEST

The Pomorskie family needs tips on how to organise Christmas in an environment-friendly way. A mini contest has therefore been announced on their FB fan page. The key question is: What should be done to celebrate green Christmas?

 

The answer that will best appeal to the Pomorskie family as well as two other answers with the greatest number of likes will be rewarded. The winners will receive ecological Christmas-scented candles. The competition runs on the campaign fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/poczujklimatpl/. Join us now!

The Pomorski family feels the climate. Be like the Pomorski family!

The Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk (Wojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej w Gdańsku) launched a three-year education and awareness campaign focused on sustainable development of the region of Pomerania (Pomorze). The Pomorski family feels the climate (Pomorscy czują klimat!) campaign is addressed to both residents and tourists visiting the region.

 

The objective of the campaign is to disseminate simple hints that can play a part in the change of Pomerania residents’ habits and thus contribute to saving non-renewable resources, reduced consumption and raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity.

 

The environment-friendly content will be conveyed through the campaign’s main characters, that is members of the Pomorskie family, who will learn the environmental footprint of their daily actions. Account of the family’s adventures will be presented in a series of short animated films. In each episode family members will face a different challenge, for instance shortage of water at home which might happen if water is recklessly consumed. In another episode, the father of the family will become upset at the discovery that the world’s energy resources are running out. However, it will not immediately translate into any deliberate change in his lifestyle, such as turning off the light when leaving the room or removing chargers from the outlets. Eventually, a freezing cold sets into the house of the far from energy-efficient Pomorskie family. In the end, a simple solution for all these problems is found, that is saving the resources, which contributes to health improvement and financial savings. The family members have been portrayed in such a way so that every inhabitant of the Pomerania region and other regions can identify with them.

 

The campaign will be communicated through channels such as the social media, i.e. Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Google Plus, local websites, press, radio and television. The Pomorskie family will appear on posters and screens in public transportation service.