Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki

Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki (Greek: Οικολογική Κίνηση Θεσσαλονίκης, Oikologiki Kinisi Thessalonikis), is the oldest living eco-political group of Greece. It was founded in 1982, by an initial core of people with ecological sensitivities who wanted to turn them into action. Oikologiki Kinisi in fact means ecological move or action or movement. This shows an emphasis on action and social mobilization. The political agenda of the group consists of the main pillars of the green ideology:\r\ni.  environment\r\nii. peace/non-violence,\r\niii. grassroots democracy,\r\niv. human rights, social solidarity, with a strong social context.\r\nA major influence was Murray Bookchin’s social ecology. André Gorz, Ivan Illich and Cornelius Castoriadis were also significant influences.\r\n\r\nMain Projects / Activities:\r\nOrganizing awareness activities, provides legal advice on environmental offenses matters. Also is claiming vindication through the legal battles for public issues.\r\n\r\nAt 2011since today organized every year  the Greenwave Festival.\r\nAt 2013 create the social space OIKOPOLIS – a parallel city – for ecology and social solidarity.\r\n\r\nEcological Movement of Thessaloniki is the National Eurovelo Coordination Center for Greece and Membership of ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation)”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n

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Category: Environment