Environmental campaign of HELMEPA under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki

Environment, Events, Maritime Education and Training — By on May 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

part of one of Thessaaloniki's shores

The activities of HELMEPA’s “Environment and Science Awareness Campaign”, which is being implemented in 12 cities and towns of Greece with the support of the UK-based independent charity, The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) are now moving to Thessaloniki.

The campaign aims to increase the awareness of elementary and high-school students and, indeed, the wider public about shipping, the environment, applied sciences, and engineering.

The inauguration of the Environmental Exhibition titled “The Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences” will take place on 16th May, at 19:00, at the Small Foyer of the City Hall of Thessaloniki, where the exhibition will remain until 29th May.   In cooperation with the Primary Education Directorates of Thessaloniki, 1, 200 pupils from 28 primary schools of Thessaloniki are scheduled to visit the exhibition. The cost of their transport with buses to and from the Exhibition is covered by the program.

The Exhibition will remain open for the wider public daily in the evening, between 17:30 and 19:30, and during the weekends from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:30 to 19:30.

A Workshop titled “Marine Litter: a problem that concerns us all”, will take place on Thursday 17h May, at 09.30, at the Municipal Council Hall of Thessaloniki. Workshop proceedings will focus on the efforts of local stakeholders towards preventing solid waste pollution of the Thermaikos Gulf.

In cooperation with the Vice Municipality for Environment of Thessaloniki, HELMEPA will coordinate a voluntary cleanup of the Sofouli  coastal area on Friday 18h May, at 09.30, with the participation of teachers and schoolchildren from the 19th Elementary School of Thessaloniki. The wider contribution of sensitized citizens in this event is welcomed.

About LRET

The LRET is an independent charity working to achieve advances in transportation, science, engineering and technology education, training and research worldwide for the benefit of all.

 

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