International Environment Day – Chania 5th June

World Environment Day
World Environment Day in Chania

A World Environment Day event will take place at the Municipal Cinema “Garden”. During the event, awards will be given to schools and volunteers for their participation in tree planting, cleaning and environmental activities of the Municipality of Chania, and the distinguished award for the “Best Balcony” and the ” Best Garden “.

WHEN: 5th June 19.30
WHEREMunicipal Cinema “Garden” (KIPOS), Andrea Papandreou Str., Chania
Music: the band “Alternating Trend”


19.30 Welcome of the Deputy Mayor of the Environment, Green & Cleaner Mrs Georgi Apostolaki Sarikaki
19.35 Greeting Mayor of Chania to Anastasios Vamboukas
19.45 Greeting from a representative of DEDISA SA (OTA)
19.50 “Prevention of minimizing the reuse of solid waste” by the Director of the Mechanical Recycling and Composting Plant of Chania, Mechanical Engineer Konstantinos Paterakis.

20.20 “Pollution from plastics: Reality and solutions” by Professor of Technical University of Crete Evangelos Gidarakos.

20.35 Awarding schools for their participation in tree planting, cleaning and, in general, environmental activities of the Municipality of Chania.

20.50 Awards awarded in the competition for the “Best Balcony” and for the “Best Garden”.

21.30 Honoring volunteers for their participation in tree planting, cleaning and in general environmental activities of the Municipality of Chania.

About this year’s Environment Day:
“Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.This theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health.

Plastic has many valuable uses,yet there is the downside  with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute. Every year we use up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags. In total, 50 per cent of the plastic we use is single use.




I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.