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Costa Nostrum, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Join Forces for Sustainable Tourism

The Costa Nostrum organization and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research have signed a cooperation agreement to promote sustainable tourism.

Global Initiative Prompts Tourism Sector to Unite Against Plastics

Tourism stakeholders worldwide are encouraged to join the newly launched Global Tourism Plastics Initiative aimed at addressing plastic pollution.

Accor Commits to Eliminate Single-use Plastics by 2022

Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by the end of 2022.

WWF Calls for Action to Safeguard the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea still needs protection, says WWF, calling on leaders and policymakers to take action and set achievable goals.

Creta Maris Beach Resort Introduces its Sustainability Practices to Students

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently introduced its sustainability practices and Zero Waste policy to 50 students from Heraklion.

Kalamaki Beach Resort’s Cleanup Event in Corinth Sees Great Turnout

The Kalamaki Beach Resort once again held a cleanup operation in Paleo Kalamaki near Corinth to raise awareness on the value of recycling.

WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

DiCaprio’s Polluted Seabed Post Shames Andros Island

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio prompted the response of Andros Mayor Theodosis Sousoudis after posting a video of waste from the seabed of Schinias beach.

Creta Maris Holds ‘Tree Preservation Day’ Event for its Guests

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently held a “Tree Preservation Day” event with the participation of its guests and employees.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism: Application Deadline Extended to July 26

The application deadline for the MSc in sustainable tourism, launched by the Harokopio and Aegean universities and Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, has been extended to July 26.

Astir Odysseus Kos Resort Participates in ‘Blue Flag Mediterranean Week 2019’

The Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa participated in the “Blue Flag Mediterranean Cleanup Week 2019”, an international campaign that aims to raise awareness for the protection of the marine environment.

Greece’s Lipsi Island to Ban Single-use Plastic Cups and Straws

The Municipality of Lipsi in Greece has announced plans to do away with single-use plastic water cups and straws and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives.

WWF’s ‘Blue Panda’ Sails to Ionian Isles to Raise Eco Awareness 

WWF's "Blue Panda" in July will be sailing to the Ionian Islands to raise awareness about the risks posed by oil and gas exploitation.

Lipsi Sanctuary to Offer Rescued Dolphins a Safe Home

The Dodecanese island of Lipsi will soon be home to dozens of dolphins rescued from captivity on the initiative of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (AIMC).

Lufthansa Group Airlines Increase Fuel Efficiency by 30% Since 1994

The airlines of Lufthansa Group increased their fuel efficiency by 30 percent since 1994, according to "Balance", the group's 25th sustainability report.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA Contributes €650,000 for Environment, Local Community

Astir Palace is contributing 650,000 euros for works aimed to benefit the environment and local communities of Vari – Voula – Vouiliagmeni.

NEO Event Explores Climate Change, Seeks Sustainable Solutions

Identifying sustainable solutions for growth in view of climate change was the focus of an event held in Athens by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ).

Greek Hoteliers, Environmentalists Furious Over Shady Shoreline Bill

Greece’s hoteliers and environmental groups are up in arms over a new shoreline use law, expected to have catastrophic effects on the environment and tourism, if passed.