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.[…]

How to save the world- a small introduction for positive thinking

“Just have to save the world quickly, then I’ll fly to you. Still have 148 e-mails to check Who knows what happens to me then because it happens a lot. Just have to save the world quickly and right after that I’m with you again”   Taken from “Muss nur noch kurz die Welt[…]

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[…]

Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη) in Lefkada

The “Fat Thursday” is a traditional feast on the last Thursday before Lent. In Greece it is the beginning of Carnival. The word Tsiknopempti means “Thursday of the smell of burned meat”. Fortunately this is only metaphorical, as everywhere around people grill Souflaki on barbeques. Traditionally this is the beginning of the carneval period, that[…]

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 developed the last years, 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[…]

The road to democracy…

The word democracy derives from the Greek word „demos“ which means people and „kratos“  which means rule. So it means “rule of the people”. It is a political system with the right of co-determination. In ancient Greece, the folk was seen just to be adult, free men, which could participate at the people’s assembly, so[…]

What W(e) DID about traditions

The word tradition itself derives from the Latin “tradere” or “traderer” which means to pass down something, to transmit, hand over, or to give for savekeeping. Tradition passes down religious beliefs, principles, behavior, action patterns or shortly said everything without instinct (how to use tools, language). It is transmitted within a group or society, and[…]