The lungs of The Planet – IFMSA-Serbia

Name of the activity: The Lungs of the Planet

Country/NMO: IFMSA – Serbia

Program: Environment and Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Air Pollution

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 13 (Climate Action)

General description:

Each comittee will plant one three in their city, while volunteers will discuss the importance of healthy air and healthy lifestyle. The main aim is to raise awareness about the pollution and all the concequences it brings. We will ask for a donation of trees from an organization that takes care of forests in Serbia.

Problem statement:

I believe that this action is very important for raising awareness about clean air, but also a nice gesture by medical students who should be an example to their peers. The action would also be accompanied by education about the air pollution itself and the importance of prevention when it comes to taking care of nature and air.

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Children
  • Youth


  • General population


– Raise awareness about polluted air by planting trees

– Educate students about the importance of maintaining the environment and the benefits of clean air by participating in campaigns

– Promote teamwork through tree planting

Indicators of Success:

Indicator to Objective 1: 5 trees are planted

Indicator for Objective 1: 5 committees plant trees in their cities

Indicator to Objective 2: 50 students participate and are educated with campaigns

Indicator to Objective 3: the students are divided into 5 teams during the tree planting


Preparatory Phase:

Survey about air pollution.

Workshop and trainings with medical students who are participating in this action. 

Online awareness campaign: postes on Instagram and Facebook.

Activity Phase:

Planting three through team work in five cities in Serbia.

Plans for evaluation:

We will do a survey after the action and we will ask the students how much they have learned about pollution but also about the experience of planting a tree.

External collaborations:

We will ask for a donation of trees from organizations that deal with it.


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