Looking back, moving forward: Gender equality and sustainable development

   At present there are 17 goals drafted to focus on the most critical universal issues that will affect us all over the next 15 years: no poverty, global equality health and well-being, good health, fresh water, no hunger, quality education, good jobs and economic growth, gender equality, justice and peace, energy for everyone, solid[…]

How Greece can cope with refugee’s crisis?

        Months ago Greece was on the newspapers for different reasons, images of huge queues in front of the ATMs with pensioners, workers and young people who were waiting for their money. It was an individual pain caused by country’s debt crisis. Now, the image is different because we can see pensioners,[…]

Remarks on the first Sustainable Development Weekend

A post-Nidri script          The previous article published on Green O’Clock is asking for an “after-comment” itself. Even though, the text put more emphasis on the trash management problems of Lefkada and spoke about the issue of human attitude toward nature in the context of the island it also contained an invitation[…]

 Hear our voice and learn to care: sustainable development  weekend in Nidri

       Promoting the idea and teaching about sustainable development have always been among the priority of the volunteers of Solidarity Tracks Organization. Recycling workshops, garden maintenance  and eco-house building series have already had a history. During the last couple of years these initiatives and activities managed to enter, more or less, into the[…]

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[…]

What W(e) DID about women, advertisements and sexism

In the meeting yesterday a group of 14 people gathered to talk about women´s situation nowadays, the influence of media and the connection with society, the education of values for our children and  problems that occur through teenagers years.   In the beginning we watched a video and commented or talked about the chosen pictures.[…]

A message of love the day before Valentine

  Saint Valentine. Admittedly in my home country people prepare for the “day of love” weeks before. A consumption hype was created, just like the day of Christmas was turned into an event. The real meaning of these days got lost in hysterical shopping trips. The shops are prepared with decoration of hearts, roses and[…]