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“Ecological Schools” Program Award Ceremony 2024

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Τελετor Βραβευσης Προγραμματος «Οικολογικσχολεα» 2024

Hellenic Bank has been a strategic partner of the “Ecological Schools” institution for more than 25 years

The Green Flag Awarding Ceremony for Schools that successfully completed three consecutive years in the “Ecological Schools” Program was held on May 28, 2024 in the Building Hellenic Bank Administration.

The “Ecological Schools” Program is organized by the Non-Profit Organization CYMEPA  with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth (YPPAN) and with the Hellenic Bank as a strategic partner since 1998.

This year, 56 Schools from the a total of 255 participating schools from all levels, while the event was put under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Ms. Antonias Theodosiou.

The participants were welcomed on behalf of CYMEPA by Dr. Michalis Iereidis, on behalf of the Hellenic Bank by Mr. Andreas Papadopoulos, Head of the Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, and on behalf of YPPAN by the Inspector of Secondary Education, Dr. Panagiota Mylona. Also, the event was welcomed by the Commissioner of the Environment Ms. Antonia Theodosiou, who congratulated teachers and students for their work and underlined the need to create standards for climate neutral communities. As he said, the ecological schools program is a valuable tool for raising students' awareness at a pedagogical and practical level so that they can understand with tangible results the impact of their actions on the environment, acquire critical thinking, responsibility and environmental consciousness. “Children can be the change that our society needs,” he characteristically said.

The attendees also had the pleasure of listening to songs by students of the Lolitakia kindergarten.  Everyone expressed their warm support for the Program, congratulating the contributors.

The goal of the “Ecological Schools” international program is to raise awareness, educate and change the mindset of students in matters related to sustainability. Through participative processes in decision-making, planning and implementation of actions, schools become communities of sustainable coexistence at a pedagogical, but also practical level.

Hellenic Bank supports in practice the institution of “Ecological Schools” for more than 25 years, seeking to make ecological consciousness part of our education. Hellenic Bank's goal is to lead the transition to the Green Economy believing that a green investment is a real investment for our future. Hellenic Bank stands by society with a comprehensive ESG program, focused on strengthening our environmental culture and reducing our environmental impact. Priority is to invest in sustainable practices and support initiatives and businesses that reduce the environmental footprint.

Source: www.philenews.com

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