Aegean Rebreath is going to carry out its first action for 2021 this weekend, in collaboration with the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands, following the relevant memorandum of collaboration that was signed between the two sides.
A large team of Aegean Rebreath is going to clean on Saturday morning the seabed in the area of Anemomilos while the next day, on Sunday, the team will go to Paleokastritsa for the same purpose. It is noted that the team will be assisted by Corfiot volunteer divers while winter swimmers have also expressed interest in helping the team.
This complex and ambitious project comes after the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between Aegean Rebreath, the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands, and the Corfu Port Authority. This memorandum includes both seabed decontamination and the installation of a marine waste collection station, as well as the implementation of holistic-centered actions.
It is noted that Aegean Rebreath, through its actions, aspires to introduce a new culture regarding the reduction of consumption and the recycling or reuse of marine litter within the principles of the circular economy. Its aim is to make widely known the importance of protecting our seas for the ecosystems, the economy, and society.
It is recalled that last April a preparatory online meeting was held in order to create the first network of municipalities regarding the protection of the marine environment in Greece. The municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands was one of the first to join this initiative.
In the meeting with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. George Amyras, participated as representatives of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands the deputy mayor and project manager of the local ICC team-”100 Intelligent Cities” Mrs. Panagiota Tzanne and the assistant project manager of the local ICC team, Mr. Victor Dimoulis.
Finally, it is noted that this action is part of the participation of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands in the program “100 Intelligent Cities” of the European Commission (100 Intelligent Cities Challenge), where the Municipality participates under the theme “Waste Management and Circular Economy”.