FUNDACJA SŁOWIAŃSKA EKO-OSADA BRZOZÓWKA
Leopold Svaty, farmer Jesenik
Leopold Svaty is one of first ecological farmers in Czechia. His speciality is plantation of hemp (cannabis sativa) and social activity: protection of nature.
Eco Watchtower in Brzozówka will be an example of how to build a house in the countryside (with 35 square metres space) in 95% with natural and local materials such as: clay, straw, wood, stones and limewash.
The building process itself will be the natural building workshop for the participants from Poland, Czechia and Belarus.
At every stage of the building we will invite the participants from European countries willing to take part in the workshops and argument why they need to learn
Most of the project will take place in a small village (185 citizens) called Brzozówka, near Łodź
Our region is an easy prey for dishonest companies who want to litter the ground with toxic waste and the local communities do not know how to tackle this problem. How to cooperate with the local authorities to preserve the nature around us.
The most valuable benefit of the realised project will be the hosting place, the physical building of Eco Watchtower who will attract nonconformist people of all ages and backgrounds who care about PROTECTING OUR PLANET. Both locally and globally.
Another benefit will be the fact that the Eco Watchtower will be erected in the midst of a live eco village, which is already a very active center for debates, discussions, think tanks and a creative workshops to come up with and work out creative and not anarchy like answers for nature destruction practices.
We aim our message to people in Poland, Czech and Belarus. People who are concerned about the degradation of nature and gradual food pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, atmosphere pollution. We propose ways of tackling such local attacks on the environment. In our courses, seminars and debates we want to popularize the knowledge about how to defend yourself from the pollution of the Earth, food, etc. and we want to unmask false beliefs on these topics. We do not want to organize demonstrations, but we think that monitoring and controlling of the local authorities, national government and private business is necessary. This is why we will invite to our debates and think tanks ecologists and environmentalists for the panel debates to find some solutions in dialogue.
We can to provide:
1. Workshops on each level of construction process.
2. Conferences "What's our idea of Eco-watchtower?" in Poland, Czechia and Belarus.
3. Documental film
4. Continue of Eco-watchtower activity as place of debats and think-thanks works.
Our project can to improove local answer in front of dangerous practics in environment.
We cooperate with our sister foundation in Belarus. They have a different political system there, but it gives opportunities for eco activists. We want to be a good example of positive actions in cooperation with authorities to inspire the European and Belarus people to courageous debates and to monitoring and controlling the local authorities and huge corporations in terms of environment issues. Our Czech friend and Belarus partners have a lot to share with us in terms of agrarian and social experience. Their big success is the management of the eco village (generation family settlement) according to the ancient rules of democracy and local peer meetings leading to agreement expressed in CONSENSUS.
We all together are living on one, small The Earth...
Funding requested from Civic Europe
Investment costs – 25 000 E (extremely detailed cost estimate for the building itself is already made by the experienced architect)
Organization costs – 10 000 E
Total – 35 000 E
Feedback is wellcome! We are waiting for similar, mayby better projects.