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Global Climate Strike in Thessaloniki

In times of a global recession, multiple wars and political turmoils, environmental issues may quickly go unnoticed. But the climate crisis does end just because so much else is happening right now that demands our attention. In fact, the climate crisis, with its dramatic impacts, will also worsen our social crises and all kinds of […]

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GreenWave Festival 2022

‘They have deprived us of hope, solidarity, prosperity, happiness, freedom, ecological balance, they have deprived us of alternatives for another society.’ Higher temperatures, loss of forests and wildlife, air pollution, more frequent wildfires, extreme weather conditions… The earth is experiencing unparalleled degradation due to decades of neoliberal policies, disjointed from people and the environment. Now, […]

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Repair, Reuse and Recycle: The EUs Circular Economy Plan

Have you ever wondered why Apple is launching a new iPhone every year even though the technological improvements and new features, like an improved processor speed or slightly improved Face ID, go almost unnoticed by the consumers? And, even worse, have you ever thought about the fact that buying these new iPhones every year is […]

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Green Your Mind: Health for us and for the Earth

An innovative volunteering project about mental health A new project started on the 3rd of June in Thessaloniki, founded by the European Solidarity Corps. “GYM: Health for us and for the Earth” is organized by the United Societies of Balkans, in association with the Psychiatric Hospital of Stavroupoli and the Open Therapeutic Community of Argo. […]

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Balkan Beats 39 – Terra

“Planet is burning!” This is a sad and alarming statement that comes to our ears every day now. From our perspective, it looks like every aspect of the environment is falling apart. And it is true: the earth is attacked. Its forests are burned. Its children are suffocating. Its waters are poisoned. There is a […]

Vandana Shiva – Portrait

Vandana Shiva, is born in Dehradun, India in 1952 she’s well-known as a physicist and a strong advocate for the environment. She is the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She is also one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization. Portrait […]

Mother Earth Day 2022 in Thessaloniki – Cleaning Activity in “Axios Delta”

On 22 April, people unite to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. It is a common celebration for humans, other living species and the planet we live on together. The day is to focus on creating a cleaner world.  For Mother Earth Day, our volunteers organized the cleaning activity at “Axios Delta” in Kalochori. Last weekend […]

The environmental impact of the jewelry industry.

Pieces of jewelry are unique, aesthetic, precious, personal they have a history, we cherish them. Sometimes they symbolize the love of someone, sometimes it’s just because of their beauty. I’m personally fascinated by the work and the amount of hours behind a ring or necklace. It’s always a piece of art. However, what’s the environmental […]

Climate change is not gender-neutral.

Wildfires, floods, sea level rise, droughts, food insecurity, climate refugees and so much more. All of this is a direct consequence of global warming, but we can still make a difference. We first have to understand the world to be able to change it. Let’s talk about climate change first. There are two types of […]