Jackdaw (Kawka in Polish) works for direct and indirect wildlife protection. Its members carry out conservation projects and support environmentally-friendly sport, tourism and life style. They also work with local governments to ensure they fulfill they duties towards nature. This is how the boar director of Kawka – Ms. Karolina Jamska – explains the reasons behind joining the StopEP coalition.
Building the Północ Power Plant is a regrettable step back for both Poland and a region which, until now, has resisted the onslaught of large, environmentally and socially harmful projects. A region which may well continue its development in a way safe for its citizens. Healthy food production and eco-tourism are what will provide local communities with income and allow preserving human health and the health of local ecosystems. Building a coal-fired power plant is an economic, health and environmental hazard. While other countries all around the world are phasing out coal, Poland, for reasons unfathomable, keeps investing in it. What does it prove? Ignorance, lack of basic knowledge and abysmal shortsightedness. It is our moral duty not only to think about how will the results of our actions impact us, but also what world are we going to leave for the generations to come. Are dirty investments going to make our grandchildren proud of us? Or perhaps they will hold a deep grudge against us for having destroyed their world? We are certain that investing in coal will bring only shame, which is why we want to stop the Północ Power Plant project that we see as an attempt on the life of future generations.