"Plastic is not fantastic" is the name of the first street campaign done in Poland. It took place in Reicha and 200 people were reached. The objective of the campaign was to encourage people to use less plastic.
In Togo, the chosen topic was reuse, reduce and recycle. The campaign took place in a market and it reached hundreds of people.
Practice phase I
July 2017, at Ilala market
We did the campaign about plastic use, especially giving awareness to people to reduce, reuse, recycle and stopping using plastic due to its effect to the environment. The team comprised about 47 volunteers from different youth groups. We managed to reach 800 people and got both positive and festive reaction about the situation of plastics in the environment and the way forward to control it.
During the summer of 2017, we did our first practice phase within the project of Animate the Global Change. The aim of the campaign was to create awareness among locals, on sustainable development, with special attention on the problematic of the excess of waste (soda cans) and its disadvantages. Together with a local partner we prepared a big artistic installation for the streets of Câmara de Lobos, by reusing empty soda cans and exhibited to the public during the summer festivities. During the opening of the exhibition, small groups of ⅔ people will be walking through the exhibition explaining the concept of the project and explaining the above-mentioned issues (excess of waste, disadvantages of using cans, drinking soda, impacts on environment, advantages of using returnable materials, among others).