Re-ACT Foundation was established in August 2010 in Lodz, Poland, to promote restorative, sustainable and creative development as well as contribute to the achievement of the UN Development Goals, through facilitation of processes, organizing events, education, consulting and lobbying locally, regionally, nationally and globally as a natural continuation of its founders’ and presidents’: Monika Dzięgielewska-Geitz’s and Barbara Sokołowska-Urbańczyk’s previous activities in those areas.
Monika Dzięgielewska-Geitz since 2007 has been running Revitalization Institute Europe Office, since 2006 has organized a series of conferences called “Vision Lodz 2023” profiling Lodz as a model city of integrated revitalization, since 2006 in working as facilitator in the SWITCH – Sustainable Water Management in the Cities of the Future with the University of Lodz and the International Institute of the Polish Academy of Science – European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO; since 2008 Future City Game Gamesmaster (Creative Cities, British Council).
Barbara Sokołowska-Urbańczyk, founder and organizer of Re-ACT Fashion Show and
Festiwal Dobrego Smaku (Good Taste Culinary Festival) based in Lodz, promoter of fashion and design based on recycled fabrics and materials, sustainable living and lifestyle.
Since January 11th, 2011, Re-ACT Foundation is a participant of the UN Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Re-ACT Foundation is the inspirer of Partnerstwo Księży Młyn - an alliance for integrated revitalization a 19th century post-industrial textile complex, now in urgent need for integrated restoration.
Re-ACT Foundation among others lobbying for restoration of rivers in Lodz, is a member of River Cities Network: http://www.river-cities.net/
Armada Business Park
ul. Tymienieckiego 30A
90-350 Lodz, Poland