“Green-Project” (GP) is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 2008 by the voluntary initiative of active citizens, scientists and artists, inspired by the UNESCO program “World Solar Program 1996-2005”.
GP has been awarded the “First Prize 2014″ of the \”International Photo Competition” of the “Energy Community” of the European Union in Vienna, Austria, the \”Grand Prize of International Participation 2010″ of the “Festival de l’ Image Environnementale ” in Paris, France and the “Third Prize for the Clean Development Mechanism” of the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010”, in Cancun, Mexico.
GP organizes the “green photo treks”, which are under the auspices of the Greek National Committee for UNESCO, the Goulandris Museum of Natural History, the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the Energy Regulatory Authority, the Ministry of Culture, of the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Athens, and the Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company. The treks are symbolically supported by the European Parliament in Athens, Europe Direct, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises SETE and Site Greece.
The material produced by green photography treks is presented at art exhibitions, conferences, film screenings and book releases.
GP has participated in art festivals such as “Anniart, 798 Art Zone 2010” in Beijing, “Festival de l’ Image Environnementale 2010” in Paris, “International Photography Festival, Athens 2008, 2009 & 2010″ and ” Lato International Art Festival 2009″ in Crete.
GP has taken part in scientific conferences, such as the “Athens Information Technology 4th Innovation Forum 2012”, the “Africa Green Investment Gateway Conference 2011” in London, and the “World Forum on Energy Regulation IV, 2009” in Athens.
The 240′ documentary about GP’s action to date is in the finalization phase of production, while the international edition of a book of 5,000 copies is also underway.
GP has achieved global media exposure in Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, France, Mexico and Great Britain.
The GP organization is based in Athens and is managed by a 5-member Board of Directors. President has been elected Dr. Ioannis (Yiannis) N. Tzortzis, Supreme Court Lawyer at the Energy Regulatory Authority and member of the “Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain”. Vice President is Ms. Maria Pesli, Director, MsC at the Athens School of Fine Arts and General Secretary is Dr. Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Biologist-Researcher at the National Research Center Democritus.
More than 300 active citizens, scientists and artists are registered in “GreenNet”.
GP seeks to awaken environmental consciousness through photography.
Specifically, its main objectives are: (i) the on-site photo & video recording of “green points of interest” in relation to good practices for the use of RES, and the utilization of local traditional energy knowledge (UNESCO World Heritage List), ( ii) the promotion of the rational use of energy through “energy tourism”, (iii) the provision of energy education, and (iv) the creation of an intercultural communication tool of civil society to highlight strong energy ties and common environmental concerns, among the peoples GP visits.