Paint it Back

Campaign Paint it Back - projekt of reforestation of burned areas in Dalmatia


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Country / Region:
throughout Croatia
Split-Dalmatia County
Zadar County
Civil Society/Social Economy
Fields of action:
Non-formal education / Leisure education
Adult education / Awareness raising
Age of the target group:
all age groups
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Savez izviđača Hrvatske - Scouts Croatia
Responsible person:
Dan Špicer

What is it about?

After wildfires that hit Dalmatia, Scouts Croatia started the Boranka Campaign to restore the forests that had disappeared in flames. We made crayons out of burnt pines, so-called Boralice. We distributed 130,000 pieces throughout Croatia and invited citizens to draw their trees and plant them in our virtual forest at For every virtual tree planted, Scouts and other volunteers planted a real one. As the virtual forest expanded, the number of real seedlings on the sites grew. That's how Boranka started, the only coloring book that creates new life out of ashes.