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1st day: athens. 1st August 2008

Day 1: Greece, Athens August 1, 2008

Celebration of the start of the “Green Road” at Sintagma Square in Athens. The event had an interactive flavor as the goal was to initiate dialogue with the passers by.

9:30 The crowd has gathered as the live coverage by NET documents the event. George Kemlis, representative of Stavros Dimas of the Hellenic Environmental Committee, announced the beginning of our event with his warm salutations from the Committee. He invited the team to present the Green Project’s material in Brussels.

12:00 Salutations from the President of Parliament, Dimitris Sioufas, Giannis Plakiotakis from the Ministry of Defense and Gianni Agapitidi from Renewable Energy Sources. Salutations and words of encouragement were also offered by representatives from both the public and private sectors who support the Green Project.

13:00 Official Start of the Journey

Crew Members
Apostolos Apostolakis, Civil Engineer, co-founder of
Lefteris Agapoulakis, Operator
Theodoris Anagnostopoulos Doctor of Biology, researcher at Dimokritos
Giorgos Dimopoulous Economist at National Bank of Greece
Nikos Zografakis, Doctor in Engineering, Head of Center for Energy Crete
Eleni Kanetaki, Doctor of Architectural Engineering, Professor at TEI Peireas
Giorgos Lasdas, Head Mechanic
Nikos Striligas Communications
Giannis Tzortzis, Doctor of Law, Lawyer at Regulatory Authority for Energy and photographer for Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain
Maria Houlaki, Visual Artist

Three alternative energy cars, two hybrid, one natual gas

14:00 The event completed with the symbolic photographic documentation of the team vehicles at the Greek Parliament Building

15:00 After the last technical check, the crew began the journey with first destination and overnight stay in Komotini.