ABOUT US

Our Purpose

No one can deny that the planet is facing the huge problem of climate change. Environmental pollution, deforestation, plastic and waste, marine pollution, poor water management, biodiversity loss and soil degradation, accompanied by extreme weather events, profoundly affect the life and quality of life of the population. All this, and so much more, is attributed to human activity, the human footprint we leave daily on the planet. Human arrogance has exceeded all limits of tolerance.

Realizing that the biggest cause of ecological problems is man, we decided as a group at the beginning, later as a team, and finally as a foundation we created Greek Eco Project. Our foundation is composed of people sensitized environmentally, operating in different sector occupations (scientists, merchants, teachers, athletes, parents, communicators etc.). The common denominator is the love for nature and above all great appreciation, humility and gratitude for life, for all the goods that the earth offer us, its creation and its creatures. And of course the luck be born, to grow up, to live in a blessed place, so historically rich and with the richest biodiversity in the planet, Greece. We owe to give this perception to our children as a foundation gem, through actions. To put into practice the sense of duty we have in the face of such a big problem. Considering that the ignorance of people on climate change is enormous, we decided to aim for the greatest and best information. The most effective way to do this is through activities, entertainment, volunteering and visual arts. The establishment of the Greek Eco Project has as an initial goal the creation of a large ecological theme park. This park, shall be a place where exhibitions, workshops, conventions, events will be organized and held, under the umbrella of protection and restoration of the natural environment. All this will be done together with the members, volunteers, supporters, young and elder and finally with the help of local and state carriers, schools, universities, etc.
The Greek Eco Project was founded in order to undertake, create, organize and implement missions and projects of ecological and environmental character, something that is urgently needed in Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki and consequently all of Greece. 
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FOUNDING MEMBERS

Avgi Metaxa

President

President

I am Avgi. Mother of 2 girls, wife, sister, daughter, freelancer, dog-mother and whisperer of 1,2,3,4,5 dogs. Holder of 2 Greek basketball championships, snowboarder from birth, extreme sports lover. When I'm not travelling, my mind travels everywhere, even in my sleep. I have renounced meat, I love Jane Fonda, I wish I was a DJ, as good as Steve Aoki, expert at Τai Τsi Chuan and I wished to be a Samurai. I always think outside the box, marching and believing in teamwork and collaboration. Always Thinking alternatively and creatively and in order to satisfy my need for an action, I founded the Greek Eco Project. I think our generation has been brainwashed into being lazy, doing everything the easy way and not the right way... It's time to do it the right way.

Efi Karasiouna

Vice-President

Vice-President

I'm Effie, the Euterpi muse of music! Mother of 2 boys, wife, sister, daughter, freelancer and marketing graduate. From a young age, I ran in whatever activity there was in my city, karate, scouts, painting, local folklore dances, typewriting school, Sunday church school and when I couldn't do all these, I ran up the mountains. After all, basketball and my love of sports conquered me . In general, I don't like to lose, and I try for the best result and have fun with myself and those around me. That's why they call me a clown!!! Maybe that's why my oldest son wants to be a clown. I love travelling, but I haven't done much of it and it's a dream of mine. I'd like to be a dancer and dance even while i'm walking. In general, I like to try new things, I believe in teamwork and collaboration and I want my kids to grow up in a better world.

Alexandra Kouparani

Περιβαλλοντικός
Διαχειριστής έργου

Environmental Project Manager

Alexandra Kouparani was born in 1979 in Thessaloniki. Ever since she was a little girl, she liked to write little surreal stories and explore. When she was a teenager, she was a champion basketball player,following her mother trace. When she turned 20 she took her first big bike, where she explored Evros, from Heli to Canada and from Samothraki to Adrianoupoli. She studied Forestry, Environmental and Natural Resources Management at the ICP, in order to learn to distinguish the trees of the forest and to know the secret procedures nature follow. Like a feather in the wind, she changed a lot of houses. In Volos she gave birth to two daughters. In N.Olvio Xanthis she built a small underground workshop, where she made elixirs of herbs. In Athens she worked for a large public company. In Rethymno she was taught how to become an environmental teacher. In Makrinitsa Serres she found her spirituality. Everything had a beginning, a middle and an end. All but her curiosity. Today she lives in her birthplace, Thessaloniki, conducting studies, planning environmental actions, sleeping under plane trees and walking very often barefoot.

Thalia Metaxa

Artistic Editor

I'm Thalia, I'm married and I have two kids and two dogs. I'm a holder of three grand slams and I know how to ride a bike and an electric skateboard. In my spare time, I paint. My paintings are located in living rooms of very important people. Years ago, I got lost in a desert, That's where I understood the value water. On the pearl river in Guangzhou, China, I searched for pearls, but I couldn't find any, because the waters were murky. On one of my voyages, the plane broke down and made an emergency landing somewhere in Europe. 20 years ago I got lost in a ski resort due to bad weather conditions and I reached a rescue team to come and find me. I've driven across four continents and swam with dolphins, jellyfish, mullets and scorpions. In Africa, I drove all night with three passed out people in the car, towards an unknown direction.
Global warming is a reality and the earth is not flat.

Thalia Metaxa

Artistic Editor

Artistic Editor

I'm Thalia, I'm married and I have two kids and two dogs. I'm a holder of three grand slams and I know how to ride a bike and an electric skateboard. In my spare time, I paint. My paintings are located in living rooms of very important people. Years ago, I got lost in a desert, That's where I understood the value water. On the pearl river in Guangzhou, China, I searched for pearls, but I couldn't find any, because the waters were murky. On one of my voyages, the plane broke down and made an emergency landing somewhere in Europe. 20 years ago I got lost in a ski resort due to bad weather conditions and I reached a rescue team to come and find me. I've driven across four continents and swam with dolphins, jellyfish, mullets and scorpions. In Africa, I drove all night with three passed out people in the car, towards an unknown direction.
Global warming is a reality and the earth is not flat.

Natalia Metaxa

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Oh, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, I'm Natalia, engaged without a ring, aunt of four, dog-mother and Panathinaikos volleyball athlete. I'm always with a suitcase in my hand and I'm moving from town to town and from island to island! I like sweets and I eat a lot, don't be fooled by the "Panathinaikos athlete".
From a young age I was drawn to nature and I always preferred to take pictures of meadows with gardenias, century-old plane trees and blue skies. I've been skydiving from 14,000 feet, and then I woke up in fear. In addition to that, I had bought tickets to America, days before the Covid-19 outbreak. I was one of the passed out people in the Tunisian car that Thalia was driving and almost got married to a local for 100 camels! Although I believe in the Marvel multiverse, I love our Earth and I don't want to see it destroyed.

Natalia Metaxa

Graphic Designer

Oh, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, I'm Natalia, engaged without a ring, aunt of four, dog-mother and Panathinaikos volleyball athlete. I'm always with a suitcase in my hand and I'm moving from town to town and from island to island! I like sweets and I eat a lot, don't be fooled by the "Panathinaikos athlete".
From a young age I was drawn to nature and I always preferred to take pictures of meadows with gardenias, century-old plane trees and blue skies. I've been skydiving from 14,000 feet, and then I woke up in fear. In addition to that, I had bought tickets to America, days before the Covid-19 outbreak. I was one of the passed out people in the Tunisian car that Thalia was driving and almost got married to a local for 100 camels! Although I believe in the Marvel multiverse, I love our Earth and I don't want to see it destroyed.

Olga Kyriakidou

Εθελοντισμός -
Προγράμματα νεολαίας

Volunteering - Youth Programmes

Years ago, (no need to mention how many) my parents decided to give to me the name Olga. I am a youth worker, a non-formal learning instructor in European youth programmes (yes! you are not the only one who doesn't understand what I do) ,and that’s why I travel a lot! It’s no coincident the fact that as a child I wanted to become a pilot reformed me into who I am today.I am a table tennis champion... Glories of the past…
I occupy myself in the circus art, the aerial expression as an educational instrument, with friends, with who we share dreams like Cirque du Soleil. I have been an organizer of music and arts festivals, european youth exchanges and so many performances which have formed me in who I am today.I enjoy planning new projects, journeys and voyages with friends. I am highly sensible to politeness and respect. If you want to wheedle me, well a smile or a chocolate will get you there!

Leontaras Panagiotis

Public Relations

Public Relations

My name is Panagiotis, or President, or Lionheart or Avgis’(Dawn or Aurora) husband. I have two kids who speak French, compete in a high-level volleyball team and they are the best in the world, to me. I am married to a Madam President, whose name is connected to the earth, that's why she will save earth, along with the rest of the Avengers team. I like Bach, Mozart,but also Vasilis Carras. I enjoy in the sunny days to stare at the sea, but i don't like the light. I'm from Halkidiki, where the tsipouro is produced. When I was a kid, I fell into a cauldron, not filled with magic broth, but with tsipouro. I have a passion for football, I used to be a player but nowadays I only command. We're all different people with different opinions and mindsets. The diversity of the president of the Greek Eco Project has made me understand that the greatest threat on the planet is the belief that someone else will save it. 

Kypraios Ioannis

Technical Support

Technical Support

My name is Kypraios Ioannis, father of 2 young boys, Damian 7 years old and Philip 2 years old. I'm a freelancer, chief refrigerant. For ten years I was a Scout and a tracker and that’s how I learnt the sense of responsibility towards our earth, the flora and the fauna. I love sports, adventure and enjoy eclectic food.
NO TRASH OR PLASTIC ON BEACHES AND OCEANS

Stephanos Tsakiris

Photogr. Editing

Photogr. Editing

Hello, I am Stephen, Photographer in the profession. Guinness World Record holder, of course in an artistic photographic project. I enjoy photographing fashion, art, underwater projects, museums, and large families. Immoral magazzino is my new achievement and the Greek Eco Project a new tool for our voice in actions for the environment.

Thanasis Protopsaltis

Communication

Communication

Hello, I'm Thanasis, a professional athlete. If you ask me where my house is, I'll lie, since I keep moving from country to country. I like to get lost in the digital world of gaming and watch series! I am under pressure from my superiors to carry out all the graphic tasks of the club, which I can say I enjoy, since I can combine my interest in painting with that of nature. You won't see me in many actions because I'm far away, but when you see me come, take a picture to remember me. Our Earth is unique and irreplaceable, don't get fooled by Stan Lee!!

 

Thanasis Protopsaltis

Communication

Hello, I'm Thanasis, a professional athlete. If you ask me where my house is, I'll lie, since I keep moving from country to country. I like to get lost in the digital world of gaming and watch series! I am under pressure from my superiors to carry out all the graphic tasks of the club, which I can say I enjoy, since I can combine my interest in painting with that of nature. You won't see me in many actions because I'm far away, but when you see me come, take a picture to remember me. Our Earth is unique and irreplaceable, don't get fooled by Stan Lee!!

 

Anna Kolesnic

Environmental education

Environmental education

My name is Anna!!!
I love the sea and the sun! I have travelled almost to all the islands of Greece until I moved permanently to one of them. Now I can go down to the sea every day. Either to swim, or to do sup, once kitesurfing, or just to collect lightwood... but every time I try to find and throw away enough garbage, plastic and general things, and things that don’t belong there.
It would be really helpful if people stopped throwing litter into the sea!

Luca Fotopoulos

Communication

Communication

I am Luca, father of 2 daughters. I adore my family, my true friends and I strongly believe that you bear relatives, you don't choose them. I love animals, arts, cooking -well, love's way is through the stomach to arrive to the heart- and I get upset with dictation mistakes. I always try todo good to others first . I am a journalist, and a radio producer who denies to host a broadcast on a prefixed playlist. I organize children parties, because children are the only ones who say thank you and they mean it. I'd like to have read all the literature of the world. I worry how we shall inherit our planet to our children. I get disturbed by the destruction of ecosystems, irreplaceable forest damage and the extinction of animals. We have been told we were delivered an "easy" world, but the predecessors didn't mention the world is "fake" and "fraudulent". All together we can accomplish a lot, so much that not even ourselves can perceive the thought. 

Elpida Karageorgiou

Internal Collaborations

Hello, everyone! I'm Elpida(Hope). I have two young children at home and countless at work, so interacting with an adult seems an ideal condition. Against my ecological conscience, my house and my bank account are complaining from the tones of books. Proof of the establishment of my own reading club, where a group of people struggle between everyday life and romance. I love the past and I believe that every year is worst than the previous one. My suitcases are filled with trips, concerts and binges with my company. I've ridden a donkey and a camel. As a child I climbed every tree in the forest, next to the village where I grew up. Keeping in touch with nature relaxes and rejuvenates me, which sometimes makes living in the city unbearable, especially when I think about what my children miss out on. My participation in this diverse group fills me up with hope a brighter future. 

Elpida Karageorgiou

Internal Collaborations

Internal Collaborations

Hello, everyone! I'm Elpida(Hope). I have two young children at home and countless at work, so interacting with an adult seems an ideal condition. Against my ecological conscience, my house and my bank account are complaining from the tones of books. Proof of the establishment of my own reading club, where a group of people struggle between everyday life and romance. I love the past and I believe that every year is worst than the previous one. My suitcases are filled with trips, concerts and binges with my company. I've ridden a donkey and a camel. As a child I climbed every tree in the forest, next to the village where I grew up. Keeping in touch with nature relaxes and rejuvenates me, which sometimes makes living in the city unbearable, especially when I think about what my children miss out on. My participation in this diverse group fills me up with hope a brighter future. 

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