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A GreenWave flood Thessaloniki October 1, 2014

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IMG_6640 (1)The 4th GreenWave Festival, organized by the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki, took place between the 18th and the 21st of Semptember at the municipal park of YMCA Thessaloniki. Four days full of “green activities”, with lots of info kiosk, an eco-bazaar with producers of biological agricultural products, small eco-manufacturers and craftsmen, discussions, activities for children and concerts. This year 75 organisations with different backgrounds and active on different issues declared their support in the GreenWave Festival. Forty-five of them had an info kiosk where they had the opportunity to inform the public about their activities in various fields such as envirmonment, human rights, veganism, volunteerism and many others. The GreenWave Festival targets the meeting of people, the exchange of their opinions and the cooperation prospects among all who are interested in alternative ways of solving social problems, in accordance to environmental protection and social solidarity. This year the central theme was the destruction of the future of the country. IMG_6606The main message out of the event, and of all the activities of the organisations involved, is, according to the organisers, that “our future is not for sale!”.
Furthermore, the organisers wanted to explore issues related to the young people perception of the future: how they react to the fact their points of view are not taken into account, how they respond to unemployment, etc.
The result of the efforts of the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki and of all of those who participated in any way, has been excellent. Hundreds of people had the opportunity to learn something new or to know more about the goals and activities of the different organisations. They also had the chance to spend a nice day rounded by active citizens and listening to good live music offered by greek bands and artists.


The organisers wanted to thank all the volunteers who offered their time and effort in realizing this year’s GreenWave Festival. “Undoubtedly – they told us – the young volunteers of the European Youth Capital, Thessaloniki 2014 with their smiley faces and eagerness starred throughout the festival. Their presence full of energy and high spirit went well beyond all of our expectations, we can only hope to work together again in the future”.

Christian Cibba


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