“GREEN ACTION”- call for volunteers for cleaning and beautification, Municipality Platanias 4th – 14th April


The Municipality of Platanias in collaboration with cultural associations, school communities,  volunteer groups and similar bodies, will carry out a 10-day cleaning and beautification program, from 4th  until 14th April, within the framework of its Green Action.

The Municipality will take every effort to coordinate and support this first GREEN ACTION in order to implement it and calls for active participation of all.

The following actions are carried out:

  • Garbage collection from various parts and corners of the Municipality and placing prohibition signs.
  • Removal of abandoned cars in public places (streets, squares, sidewalks) and recommendation for private plots.
  • Informing individuals about cleaning their plots from garbage, which are sources of pollution and contamination.
  • Continuation of Tree Planting in Public Spaces (streets-squares).
  • Whitewashing and grooming in the neighborhoods of the Municipality.
  • Creating and promoting a special spot to raise awareness among citizens.

The Municipality will provide garbage bags and gloves for the above actions, such as collecting garbage from gorges, paths, beaches, etc.

The Council asks all interested fellow citizens  to participate in these voluntary actions and
to contact the appointed Advisors Mr. Petros Marinakis (tel. Tel. 6976860573) and
Cleaning activities Dimos Platanias 4 - 14 AprilMr. Manousos Voulgarakis (tel. 6944666142)

You can also contact the Cleaning & Recycling Department of the Municipality: 2821340046 & 2821340048, email:

Source: and Municipality Platanias

(Ann: the photo in Zarpa News dates back to the joint effort beach clean at Sfouggares Beach/ Africa with members of our beach cleaning team (Kαθαρές Παραλίες – Clean Beaches in Kissamos), the Green Team DEDISA,  and local people in 2019. See related posts)


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