On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Plastics and other trash have accumulated at record volumes in oceans. Ocean debris can travel around the world causing harm to aquatic life

Plastics and other trash have accumulated at record volumes in oceans. Ocean debris can travel around the world causing harm to aquatic life. This is your chance to make a difference and help restore the beaches of Greece. Join us this summer to clean Saronida beach!

The bus leaves from Elliniko metro station (last stop on the red line) at 10:00am for the beach. Bus will return to the same metro stop, departing the beach at 3:00pm.

Lunch is included.

Registration is free, but required

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Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 3:00 PM EEST

This event is sponsored by The Hellenic Initiative and held in collaboration with ethelon. The beach clean-up is being supported by Greek Week, Yia Mas, Greece Media, and iSea.

Image Credit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nhsa-beach-clean-up-2021-tickets-158032299863?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Carbon Busters are sending out a Lunch-box Plastic Footprint worksheet to school communities and businesses to raise awareness of our purchase of lunch box items in single use plastic packaging and to provide alternative solutions. We will highlight the Conservation Focus of 30% of oceans for protection and use relevant hashtags.

#Ocean_awareness_days was meant to be  a year long project across our school that started in September 2019 but because of the pandemic goes on this year, as well.We support UN’s  goal 14 Life under Water and study material about it.

Students have watched BBC documentary films, have studied about the five( seven ) oceans, life on different levels of the ocean, heard songs, read comics, drawn art, written about different species etc.

For the World Ocean Day our students and willing parents will pledge to look after our seas.

We are planing a lesson for primary school kids during which we will present information and facts about the impact of plastic litter and microplastics on the marine environment. In addition, we will organise a hands-on session to create hands-crafts from recycled plastic materials. The event will be carried out in 3 primary schools in Crete and is supported by the EU project Nautilos.

International Painting Contest 2021


Join the Children’s Art Gallery of Greece in celebrating the ocean this year by participating in our 2021 international painting contest! Use watercolors, colored pencils, oil paints or another medium to create a vibrant ocean themed piece of art and submit it to the contest through this link: https://sites.google.com/site/ppeworldoceansday/oroi-kai-propothesis

Βοηθήστε την Παιδική Πινακοθήκη της Ελλάδας να γιορτάσει τον ωκεανό φέτος συμμετέχοντας στον διεθνή διαγωνισμό ζωγραφικής του 2021! Χρησιμοποιήστε ακουαρέλες, χρωματιστά μολύβια, λαδομπογιές ή άλλο μέσο για να δημιουργήσετε ένα όμορφο έργο τέχνης του ωκεανού και να το υποβάλετε στον διαγωνισμό μέσω αυτού του συνδέσμου: https://sites.google.com/site/ppeworldoceansday/oroi-kai-propothesis