From the 13th to the 16th of September, the Greenwave Festival will take place in Thessaloniki. The main goal of the festival is to encourage a more ecological way of living. Two of our volunteers talked to one of the organizers for some more information about the festival and the movement behind it.
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city of Greece. It’s an important business, political and industrial center. Near the city, people enjoy hot weather, beaches and Freddo espresso. But despite Greek beauty, the question of recycling and street’s pollution subsists.
While scientists are arguing about emission prevention and who should take responsibility for reducing the amount of ‘plastic soup’ in the ocean, I have met an enthusiastic group of young people who have chosen to act. Sofia and Maikis invited me to visit the Thrift Store, the Mecca of second hand goods.
One of the most inspiring events held in town last month was the 3rd Thessaloniki Recycling Festival, a subject that needs to be taken more and more into consideration if we want this world to be a better place for next generations.