More than 3,900 environmental activities carried out by HELMEPA Junior members throughout Greece

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Visit to the Neorion Shipyards-4th Primary School of Ermoupolis, Syros islandDuring the past school year by 7,675 children-members of the ‘HELMEPA Junior’ Program and their 549 teachers from 224 primary schools and kindergartens in Greece carried out more than 3,900 activities throughout Greece reaching a record high.

Specifically, the kids voluntarily cleaned their local beaches and parks and recorded the garbage they collected thus becoming aware of the individual’s responsibility for environmental pollution, detected illegal landfills and other sources of pollution and informed their local authorities, created artefacts from trash material and participated in  recycling programmes, disseminated environmental material they compiled to raise the awareness of their local communities, were informed about shipping and the industry’s historic ties with areas of Greece and acted as young scientists carrying out simple research in the field and classroom experiments.

HELMEPA wholeheartedly thanked all of the Program’s children-members and their teachers and Lloyd’s Register Foundation for financially supporting HELMEPA’s environmental awareness activities over the past eight years thus contributing to the wider dissemination of these messages to children, youth and teachers all over Greece.

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