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Mt. Smolikas

Seeking Adventure on the Stunning Greek Mountain of Smolikas

The Thing About Greece (TTAG), an organization dedicated to supporting sustainable outdoor adventures in Greece, recently organized a youth trip to the breathtaking heights...

Greece Bans Plastic in Public Sector

Greece will ban plastic in the public sector and the procurement of single-use plastics will end as of February 1, 2021, Natural Environment and Waters...
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Greek Climate Activist Named Europe’s “Young Champion of the Earth” by UN

Lefteris Arapakis, a 26-year old Greek climate activist and entrepreneur, was named "Young Champion of the Earth" for Europe by the United Nations on...

International Body Warns Sea Turtles Need Stronger Protections in Greece, Cyprus

Some of the most important sea turtle habitats in the Mediterranean, located in Greece and Cyprus, "remain unprotected," the Bern Convention warned in an...

Crimson Early Morning Sky Dazzles Athenians

The residents of Athens woke up on Thursday to an eerie phenomenon as the sky took on a brownish-red color. It was a rare occurrence,...

Greece Launches Massive Reforestation Program

The Greek Minister of the Environment and Energy Kostis Hatzidakis recently announced the launch of Greece's largest reforestation campaign. The reforestation effort would lead...

Greece Breaks National and European Renewable Energy Records

On September 14th, according to WindEurope, wind power covered 40% of Greece's energy use, the highest percentage covered by wind power in Europe. According to...

Large Pod of 30 Dolphins Spotted Off Limassol, Cyprus

A pod of nearly 30 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the Mediterranean Sea off Limassol, Cyprus, on Friday. Although the species of dolphin is the...

Greece Aims to Ban Single-Use Plastics by July 2021

The Greek government is drafting a bill that aims to ban all single-use plastics in the country by July 2021. The draft law to reduce...

Thessaloniki Issues Smart Traveler Card for Sustainable Tourism

President of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Voula Patoulidou, recently signed a memorandum in order to implement a new and sustainable single tourism card. The contract...

Greek Teenager Dedicates Life to Fighting Pollution and Cleaning Beaches

Thirteen-year-old Zisis Vagousis has dedicated several years of his life to cleaning coastal beaches, with his goal being to remove harmful plastic waste from...

Greece’s Marine Environment Gets New Lease on Life, Scientists Say

Travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic are having visibly positive repercussions on marine life, with not only a reduction in pollution...

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