Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

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bobscott
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Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby bobscott » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 am

Let’s do it Greece!
This April 29 is not a simple Sunday! It is a day devoted to the love of volunteering and the environment.
With the main slogan "Become the Change You Want", volunteers from all over Greece will be co-ordinated at Let's do it Greece 2018, the biggest simultaneous Environmental Action of the country.

Volunteer groups, environmental organizations, clubs, municipalities, regions, institutions and citizens are joining together to care and shape squares, parks, neighbourhoods, rivers, beaches, lakes, seas, mountains, forests, while students will take care of their school environment from a week full of Volunteerism, with a peak on Sunday April 29!

After last year's success with the participation of 1% of the Greek population, this year's goal is to involve over 150,000 volunteers with over 2,000 actions across the country! This year's theme is "Volunteering and Youth", with students, students and young people in our country playing a leading role.

IF YOU ONLY DO ONE THING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THIS YEAR, LET IT BE THIS!!
The local APOKORONAS activity is a joint venture by the Municipality of Apokoronas and The Apokoronas Environment Group.

WHAT? The plan is to clean up the tracks/footpaths that form the routes for the Koiliaris Run in time for this year’s run in June..
WHEN? Sunday 29th April 2018, starting at 10am.
WHERE? The meeting point for all volunteers is the Plateia (Square) in Neo Horio
HOW? The organisers will divide the volunteers into 3 groups. One will stay in Neo Horio, one will go to Stylos and the 3rd group will go to Armenoi.
WHAT DO WE NEED? The municipality will provide plastic refuse sacks and gloves. Take a good supply of water and perhaps a fruit bar or something similar with you.
Please do what you can to support this event. Every little helps! Thank you.
Bob Scott - on behalf of the Apokoronas Environment Group.

PS. For the many readers of this forum who do not live in or near the Apokoronas region, please keep an eye open for activity in your areas and do your best to take part. Thanks.
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!

Kilkis
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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby Kilkis » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:44 am

PPS Please don't drop the empty water bottles or fruit bar wrappers on route.

Warwick

Sorry Bob, the devil made me post it.

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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby filippos » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Is there nothing arranged for Kalyves and Almyrida which host many tourists?

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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby TweetTweet » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 pm

It is a day devoted to the love of volunteering and the environment.
With the main slogan "Become the Change You Want",


Well every day should be like that, don't you think?

Be the change you want to see in the world...Mr Gandhi words originally ?

Danny
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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby Danny » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:30 am

Things will never change until the schools and parents start teaching pupils about litter, plastic bottles and bags which are all thrown out with no regard for the environment, People should come and look at the rubbish school children from Vamos just drop on the road where the school is. it's alright getting volunteer's to clean up their mess but it's time children were told by teachers and their parents what the rubbish collecting bins are for, it's a disgrace

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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby TweetTweet » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:38 pm

Well in my area things are certainly changing for the better....parents ages about 40/42 are giving good info to their offsrpings.

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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby Houmeri91 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:22 am

Well it is good things are changing litter is such a blight when you enjoy the countryside .
Does anyone know if there Is anything happening in the Eastern side Rethymnon Area be good to get involved.

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Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Postby Danny » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 am

Well TweetTweet that's good to hear, i only wish that was happening around the Vamos area, we walk our dogs daily and take a carrier bag with us to pick up plastic water bottles , beer tins and the usual packaging of food that is thrown out of vehicles daily, these people responsible have no moral conscience or respect for the country or other people who have to clean up their mess. It's also reported that one of the Greek supermarkets chains on the mainland are no longer charging for carrier bags due to a customer backlash, no doubt the authorities will do nothing at all about this just like they've done nothing with banning smoking in public areas.


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