Week of engagement to convert policies into action Crete’

EU Green Week : Days 1 and 2

Bamboo bike ride Crete has engaged with school children business owners, tourists and general public from the Eastern coast of Crete at Palokastro and the famous palm beach of Vai  to the mountain village of Myritia, birthplace of Nikos Kazantsakis, the famous Cretan author of ‘Zorba the Greek’.

3 bike riders Thomas Monch, Spiros Petrakis and Abel Hailgeorious have ridden bamboo bikes for 144 km and altitude climbed to an altitude of 1600m.

They have been warmly welcomed at every stop for conversation about how everybody can ensure that environmental laws are enacted in Crete.

EU Green Week : Days 3 and 4

Bamboo bike ride Crete has engaged with more diverse groups of people from different communities in Crete.

The strong message we are hearing is that most people do not know what the EU environmental laws are and there is little or no environmental protection leadership or encouragement from the local government and municipalities. The bamboo bike riders, with EUGreenWeek mascot Gaia the turtle, have scaled steep mountain roads (up to nearly 2000 meters) with views of the sea and snow-capped mountains. They have visited remote mountain villages with ancient water springs and descended to sea level to meet people in busy holiday resorts.

Links:

https://www.eurosustainability.org/2019-events-bamboo.php

https://twitter.com/ESA_Crete

https://www.facebook.com/events/2239755782954497

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a1hShvTrQM

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Organisation/acronym:

European Sustainability Academy / (ESA) Crete

Organisation type:

SME,

Location:

Drapanos, Greece

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity,

Date:

10/05/2019 - 17/05/2019

Themes:

Circular economy, Citizen's engagement, Energy and climate, Governance, Green jobs, Training and education, Nature and Biodiversity, Spatial planning, Waste, Water, Implementation of legislation,

Target audience:

Children (<18), Students, Research community/Academia, General public/families, Local or regional authorities, NGOs, Business sector, Press/Media, Young entrepreneurs,

Contact details:

Sharon Jackson
Email: Sharon.Jackson@eurosustainability.org