- 5 June 2019
- Posted by: eyath-news
- Category: All News, Events and Awards
EYATH is going to make the “Lighthouse of the World” (Faros tou kosmou), “home” of Father Athinagoras in Dendropotamos, green, as part of a voluntary tree planting action on Sunday, on June 9thon the occasion of today’s World Environment Day.
In the new center for minors, volunteers will plant trees around it, “green” the parking lot and make a vegetable garden! Trees and bushes are offered by the AUTH Forestry Department, vegetable seedlings will be offered by Vasilika Nurseries (N. Alexiou), while the American Agricultural School – Perrotis College will offer olive trees, materials and… work!
At the same time, from 10 am το 2 pm, EYATH will also be at the 4thEnvironmental Gaming Festival at the Delta Information Center in Chalastra. It is a co-operation with the Thermaikos Protected Areas Management Agency, an open call to children and parents with toys, books, films and environmental workshops, again in the context of international celebration of the environment. Read more information by clicking here.
The tree planting action will start at 10.30am on Sunday at the new Lighthouse, Kolokotroni with Nikitara, in Dendropotamos. EYATH has already taken on board the costs of connecting the new center to the water and sanitation network, in order to actively support the major Roma integration project underway.
This year’s World Environment Day is about air pollution, as it is linked to the premature death of 7 million people every year worldwide! “We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of the air we breathe,” is the message this year.