The Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa and the Greek non-profit organization Agoni Grammi Gonimi recently carried out an environmental awareness program for high school students on the island of Santorini in the Cyclades.
Titled “We Are the Environment”, the program is based on education and social provision and consists of two phases, aiming to raise awareness and protect the natural environment with the support of private sector companies and organizations.
More specifically, during the first phase of the program, the students of Santorini’s three high schools were informed on key issues, such as the environmental hazards of the excessive use of plastic.
Within this framework, a number of interactive educational workshops were held under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, with the participation of the Archipelagos – Institute of Marine Conversation, the Hellenic Oceanographers Association, and the organizations Aegean Rebreath, iSea and Greenest.
The workshops were followed by the program’s second phase, which included the creation of “WaterBags”, the eco-friendly bags made of cloth. The WaterBags will be distributed to the public until early October, through specific selling points and supporters of the program, while the proceeds will be donated to the schools that participated in the initiative.
Among the WaterBags selling points are the hotels of the Metaxas Group of Companies, Santo Maris Oia on Santorini; Candia Maris and Creta Maris on Crete; organizations and enterprises on Santorini, Skopelos, Athens and other parts of Greece.
For more information on the WaterBags initiative visit the website, www.waterbags.gr.
The Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa is located in a privileged setting at the edge of the caldera in Oia, and includes 57 suites and villas, five outdoor swimming pools, a luxury Spa with an indoor swimming pool and the Alios Ilios restaurant.
Agoni Grammi Gonimi is an NGO, active in the areas of culture, art, environmental protection and health care. Since 2007, it has completed more than 800 activities in 90 islands, villages and cities of Greece.