Green Dot Cyprus has organized for the seventh consecutive year the all-day “Nicosia Environment and Recycling Festival” in an effort to raise awareness over the contribution of recycling to improving the quality of life.
The festival took place on Saturday, the 20th of May, at the Acropolis Park in Nicosia, from early morning until midnight.
At the Festival the public had the opportunity to be informed on a variety of environmental and recycling issues, while many educational games, music and dancing events and childrens performances were organized.
This years festival aimed to highlight how recycling contributes positively to protecting the environment and improving quality of life and health. For this reason, the festival included a special session with activities related to healthy eating and sport.
Sakis Theodosiou, commercial director of Green Dot, said that the festival was educational and entertaining for the whole family, and focuses on creating and shaping positive behaviours towards the environment. “We want to create a better world with our children for our children,” he said in a statement during the Festival.
Environment Commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou paid a visit to the festival. In a statement, she said that the Festival is an important institution for the environment especially with regard to reusing and recycling.
She noted that the festival sends its messages in an entertaining manner, adding that interactive games are very important especially for children.
The Commissioner noted that Cyprus, as an EU country, has to fight to reduce waste and for the proper management of waste as it ranks second in garbage production. Panayiotou also said that our European goals are very ambitious, but at the same time give hope for the future.
The Movement of Ecologists – Citizens Cooperation, the green political party of Cyprus, participated in the festival with its own stall. The president of the movement George Perdikis said he participates once again in the campaign to raise public awareness in Cyprus on issues related to consumption and recycling, promoting this years the recycling of books.
Source: Cyprus News Agency