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Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, romanized: Elláda, [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeastern Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2021; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature and the European Environment Agency, the territory of Greece can be subdivided into six ecoregions: the Illyrian deciduous forests, Pindus Mountains mixed forests, Balkan mixed forests, Rhodope montane mixed forests, Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests, and Crete Mediterranean forests. W

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Place Identity, collaborative forms for site identity and citizen participation

SynAthina, platform for community projects

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Greece

Food activism[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Sustainable transport[edit | edit source]

Rapid transit in Greece refers to the systems of rapid transit at present active in Greece.

A "rapid transit", "underground", "subway", "elevated railway", "metro" or "metropolitan railway" system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in tunnels or on elevated rails above street level. Outside urban centers, rapid transit lines may run on grade separated ground level tracks.

In Greece there are several systems that are called "Rapid Transit":

  • Athens Metro, an underground and overground railway network serving the city of Athens since 1904;
  • Athens Tram, a tram network serving the city of Athens, began electrified service in 1908 and revived in 2001;
  • Thessaloniki Metro, an under-construction underground railway network for Greece's second-largest city;

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

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

Maps[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2018

Greek Island Will Be Mediterranean’s First to Run on Renewable Energy, Sep 4 [2]

2017

How could we cope if capitalism failed? Ask 26 Greek factory workers, Aditya Chakrabortty, Jul 18 [3]

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power, Jun 15 [4]

The Greek Left Takes Stock of the Commons, Mar 1 [5]

2016

Habibi.Works is a FabLab equipped with all the tools for people to unfold their potential and hone their abilities, Oct 31 [6]

Athens' unofficial community initiatives offer hope after government failures, Sep 21 [7]

Building Communities of Commons. A documentary on networks at Sarantaporo, Jul 9 [8]

2015

The New Greek Government Endorses Commons-Based, Peer Production Solutions, February 12 [9]

"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 [10]

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, [11] May 5

2009

Wildfires encroaching on Athens, citizens tracking developments via the web and Twitter, [12] August 24

Campaigns[edit | edit source]


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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Greece, 2009 Mediterranean wildfires

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