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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Free and Real, Freedom of Resources for Everyone, Everywhere and Respect, Equality, Awareness and Learning

Campaigns[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Community involvement[edit]

SynAthina, platform for community projects

Cycling activism[edit]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Greece

Food activism[edit]

www.boroume.gr, network to combat food waste

Between 2000 and 2007 organic farming in Greece increased by 885%, the highest change percentage in the EU. [1]

Sustainable livelihood[edit]

News and comment[edit]

2017

The Greek Left Takes Stock of the Commons, Mar 1 [2]

2016

Habibi.Works is a FabLab equipped with all the tools for people to unfold their potential and hone their abilities. oct 31 [3]

Athens' unofficial community initiatives offer hope after government failures, Sep 21 [4]

Building Communities of Commons. A documentary on networks at Sarantaporo, Jul 9 [5]

2015

The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production Solutions, February 12 [6]

"A commons colleague, John Restakis, wrote about this possibility a week or so before the January 25 elections. Now, speaking to the Greek Parliament last week, the new Deputy Prime Minister Gianni Dragasakis explicitly stated that Greece will develop new sorts of bottom-up, commons-based, peer production models for meeting people’s needs."

2014

CommonsFest in Greece: A Movement Expands, May 13 [7]

Commons projects and activism seem to be really hopping in Greece: just last week a collaborative ebook, Πέρααπότοκράτοςκαιτηναγορά: Ηομότιμηπροοπτική, was published in Greece as a free, downloadable pdf file. The ebook presents a vision for a commons-oriented economy and society. Print copies will be available at the end of May, at a price defined by the reader.
The book cites five key reasons why this vision can succeed, particularly in Greece: 1) the extensive micro-ownership of land and other forms of capital; 2) the existing solidarity networks; 3) the rebirth of the cooperative movement; 4) the urgent need for rebuilding the economy; and 5) the decentralized networks of islands which offer a unique case study for the commoning of energy production and distribution.

2010

Brave new renewable energy bill introduced by Greek government in parliament, [8] May 5

2009

Wildfires encroaching on Athens, citizens tracking developments via the web and Twitter, [9] August 24

Resources[edit]

Maps[edit]

Map of grassroots groups in Greece (2nd edition), Omikron Project, a group of girls and guys trying to show the untold side of Greece's current crisis, and fix the image problems that are damaging our country.

Video[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Greece, 2009 Mediterranean wildfires


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:Greece#Agriculture
  2. bollier.org
  3. blog.p2pfoundation.net
  4. The Guardian
  5. commonsfest.info
  6. David Bollier
  7. David Bollier
  8. Bellona
  9. Global Voices Online


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