Our Mission statement

The “Energy for Life Travels” is an environmental awareness program that calls on remote destinations, by spreading ideas, thoughts and insights of ecological interest to students, as well as to the inhabitants of the places it visits.

The program aims to inform and raise awareness among the local communities on issues related to the respect and the preservation of our environmental heritage, on sustainable development, on energy management methods and on natural resources, not just in theory but mainly in practice.

The program is enacted by the non-profit civil society “Agoni Grammi Gonimi” with the sponsorship of HELLENIC PETROLEUM, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs; it has the support of European Parliament and takes place between October and May.

For the school year 2017-2018 the focus is the sea, as a high value environmental and cultural element of our country. The Greek seas are home to numerous marine mammals and fish, some of which are also protected species, such as the monk seal Monachus monachus, the sea turtle Caretta caretta, the bottlenose dolphin, the striped dolphin, the risso’s dolphin, and the common dolphin etc.

Moreover, as a unique cultural element, the sea unites the lives of the country’s residents from Othonous to Kastellorizo, but geographically it also unites Greece with its neighboring countries and with the three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa.

For these reasons, it is essential for young students to be aware of the sea’s protection as a life-giving element, to be informed about the risks faced by the marine species and about ways sustainable development of resources can be achieved.

NGOs, museums, cultural groups, institutions as well as societies, which are interested in ecological matters or conservation, all cooperate in the organization of the workshops.

Production

Organizational Committee
Rania Soulaki
Stefanos Nollas
Athina Bourtsala

Project Officer
Stefanos Nollas

Coordination Officers – Implementation
Kleio Apostolaki
Katerina Raptopoulou
Gogo Manteli
Evi Andromanetsikou

Creative
Stella Dimitrakopoulou

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