Eco-friendly, colorful, anti-smog, and biodiverse - this is what wildflower meadows developed as part of the Echo-Łąka program will be like. The program has just been launched by the developer Echo Investment in cooperation with the Łąka Foundation, which specializes in setting up and taking care of city wildflower meadows. As early as this autumn, four meadows will be created in Warsaw, Łódź, and Poznań, Poland.
Echo Investment's ambition is not only to build modern projects which become places to live, work, spend time, or go shopping, but also to create fine urban spaces.
"Due to a large number of projects, we have a significant impact on the development and the functioning of the largest cities in Poland. That is why we have decided to start a social program, which is based on setting up urban wildflower meadows that positively influence the urban microclimate, biodiversity, and reduce the smog level. The first meadows are being created this year so that in the spring they can please the residents. We want to develop the program in the coming years in cooperation with Łąka Foundation so as to make our contribution to improving the climate in our cities significant," says Nicklas Lindberg, CEO of Echo Investment.
The first meadows are being created in Warsaw at Towarowa Street, in Łódź next to the sustainable Zenit residential estate, and in Poznań in the vicinity of the planned project at Opieńskiego Street. The first four meadows will be perennial and will cover a total of about 4,000 m2 and will be located on grounds managed by municipal institutions that have provided spaces for the Echo-Łąka program for the next few years.
"A meadow is a place full of life, and you may find up to 300 species of plants and animals in one place. A wildflower meadow in a city helps save forgotten species that are not welcome elsewhere. Unlike lawns, flower meadows provide pollinators with nutritious pollen and nectar. They also provide a space to live and reproduce, and offer shelter in winter," says Maciej Podyma, CEO of Łąka Foundation.
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