“GEFYRA active citizenship” for the World Environment Day

04 Ιουνίου 2022

On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day (Sunday, June 5, 2022), GEFYRA S.A. launched a series of actions in Achaia and Etoloakarnania that have already started and will be completed next week.

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Having at its core the volunteer movement "Ethexis" of the University of Patras and in the context of their partnership for elaborating volunteer actions through the synergy platform "AM' EPOS - AM' ERGON" (DICTUM-FACTUM), GEFYRA and the University organized a voluntary clean-up action in the coastal area of Rion Fortress, with the support of the Region of Western Greece, on Sunday 29 May 2022.

The organizers were joined by the movement "Project KaPa" and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN UOPA) of the University. The action was open to the citizens who came after having made known their intention online in a special form in order to get more useful information and continue to be informed about other environmental or social volunteering actions.

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The actions continue on the World Environment Day (Sunday, June 5) in Nafpaktos, as part of the "GREEN NAFPAKTIA" action program, for the implementation of which the Company has partnered with the environmental NGO "Green+Blue".

In particular, the "GREEN NAPAKTIA" program, which will continue to run throughout the year, focuses on actions centering on the biodiversity and the natural environment, the circular economy, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the sustainable mobility.

In order to inform and raise environmental awareness among the citizens of Nafpaktia and especially the younger ones, GEFYRA and "Green+Blue” organization, together with the Municipality of Nafpaktia, the Region of Western Greece, the significant support of the 1st Geographical Unit of Etoloakarnania, the Port Fund and the Port Authority of Nafpaktos, will implement environmental actions, with emphasis on recycling goods and packaging.

On Sunday 5 June, from 11:00 a.m., in the garden of the old hotel "Xenia" at Gribovo beach, informative experiential games will be organized for children and adults on recycling and reuse of materials, such as: Crafts made of materials used in everyday life, using the "Wheel of Recycling” and fishing for recyclable materials, archery & recycling, sack races, painting, music and gifts. These are some of the events scheduled and aimed at raising awareness and inform children and parents.

Kids and adult friends of cycling are invited at 12:00 on the same day, on the other side of the city (Flisvos area / Psani beach), for a coastal bike ride, passing by the city harbor and ending once again in the garden of Xenia Hotel in Gribovo.

All actions are aimed at raising intergenerational environmental awareness, which is a fundamental prerequisite for preventing climate change and preserving the environment.




Workshop on the “Protection of the marine environment and citizen science” (Thursday 9 June - 19:20 Conference Center of the University of Patras / ACHAIA HALL).

At the initiative of GEFYRA S.A., scientists specialized in marine ecosystem conservation who at the same time are active citizens operating in the Greek seas, as well as in the Corinthian and Patraikos Gulfs, meet at the annual international conference in Patras, in order to highlight the importance of CITIZEN SCIENCE, i.e. the collection and analysis of data from ordinary citizens, within the context of a joint participatory project with scientists. This event marks the relaunch of the AZURE SOCIETY project, which was launched by the company some years ago in the marine area around the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge of Rion-Antirrion.


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