Sterotypes and rumors

Stereotypes are part of our everyday life. People have to face imaginations of other people either they want or not. As a touristic place, also Lefkadian people have to face prejudices. Did you ever hear of Germans wearing socks in sandals, Austrians drinking loads of beers, English who are always sunburned, Norwegians who are easily[…]

The organic certification in Greece

Starting to work against the wrong imagination that “bio labels” are “all a lie, a fake cooperation company, not trust able etc”, the members of the W(e) DID workshop started to make a research in Lefkada´s supermarkets about biological products. We tried to find out, which ones are available and what signs are printed on[…]

Bio here, bio there, bio everywhere- but also INSIDE?

What does sustainable certification mean?   Sustainable standards implement a voluntary use of norms and standards that are linked to environmental, social, ethical and food safety issues. This idea started in the 1980s with the first “Ecolabels”, as well as organic food standards. The most important issues are environmental quality, social equity and economic prosperity.[…]

What W(e) DID about the rainforest

Our meeting yesterday was full of interactive exchanges of ideas. Many problematic topics of the world have been mentioned while we tried to figure out why sustainable shopping is the only way to make the world green again. Green in the sense of stopping the incredible speed of the deforestation. We recognized that only about[…]

What W(e) DID about Lefkadian products and “green”consumption

The beginning of our workshop was all about collecting ideas of Greek and local products and to write them down on a mind map. Our group of 13 people different ages, was actively thinking of products or services around Greece that are strongly connected with local production, tourism or tradition. For the Greek products in[…]

Local products in Lefkada

Lefkada is famous for its beautiful beaches and high summer tourism. To consider yourself a Lefkada expert, its necessary also to try the typical products from this island. First and for most the very highly recomended wines should be mentioned. Bertzami and Bardea grapes grow in Sfakiotes, Karia, Apollonion and Ellomenos in 200 to 700[…]

What W(e) DID about the effects of pornography on young people

In the beginning we tried to sort out the different aspects that we had connected with children/teenagers and pornography. It was worth to think about in what age children start to recognize sexuality and how they discover it. We heard some funny stories about our own experiences that we made in early ages, for example[…]

Generation Porn

Smart phones, laptops, tablets and Co. allow children and teenagers direct and free access to all available internet pages whenever and where ever they want. A simple click to “over 18 years” is enough to enter all online porn pages. The age when youngsters first getting in contact with these contents is getting lower and[…]

The sexualisation of children

Nowadays children are deprived of their childhood through a unacceptable demand on the speed of growing up. Within advertisements, media consumption, magazines and fashion the generation of children today is used for the image of innocence and for the youth obsession of adults. This depiction of children on posters, in commercials etc., risks softening attitudes[…]