Πέμπτη, 27 Αυγούστου 2015

29th CEI Conference Portugal



29thCEI Conference Oeiras Portugal


The 29th International Conference of CARETAKERS OF THE ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL was held with great success in Oeiras in Portugal, a coastal town at the mouth of the Tagus River west of Lisbon. The conference, with the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future for the Oceans", lasted 7 days from June 28 until July 4 2015 and 19 countries with 208 students and 70 teachers, participants. The students presented their projects on which they had worked in environmental education programs at their schools during the school year 2014-15.
The Greek branch participated with 9 delegates, 3 students (George Kontogoulidis, Theofilos Kevezitidis, Areti Ioannidou), 4 teachers members of Caretakers-Greece (Martha Iliadou, Niovi Iliadou, John Papoutsakis, Helen Nikolaidou) as well as with 2 alumni (Errikos Kontogoulidis, Nikoleta Papoutsaki) who contributed to the organization and conduct of the conference.
The participation in the conference included: a) a video entitled “Thessaloniki, the mermaid”, shot by the students and teachers at the waterfront of our city, b) a project with the topic, “Sustainability and Overfishing – Is sustainable seafood really possible?”, which was presented by the students, c) a poster on the topic of the project, d) handmade souvenirs which were distributed to the delegates, e) a song with a guitar for the cultural evening, and  f) Greek food for the food and fun market.
The Greek delegation did not neglect in its presentations to say a few words to the delegates about our dearest friend and vice president of Caretakers-Greece, Anthoula Xatzitheodorou, in order not to forget our people who have gone and their work.

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