The introductory address of the representative of the cultural association “Archilochos”, Ramona Ghika and Yorgos Yemeliaris, at the presentation of the Environmental Observatory of Paros on 25 July 2014 in Parikia
The Association of Archilohos welcomes tonight’s meeting, Archilohos has put ecological matters as a basic priority since its founding in 1975.
The environmental observatory is an interesting initiative, which if handled correctly can highlight the issues of ecological interest that arise daily in our island but also inform those who consciously or unconsciously ignore.
We have made many publications about basic environmental issues and have bothered the authorities on many occasions. This is where we have to insist that we need to pressure whoever is obliged to monitor and control the surroundings of our island. That is the Municipality, the Police and the Port Police. Because if these three authorities were on top of it, a lot would have been prevented.
Archilohos has collaborated many times and has supported the “Hellenic Society” and the “Friends of Paros” in various ecological issues.
We hope that the cooperation of the three is constructive and that citizens of Paros will pay attention and interest so the destruction stops but also save what is left on our island.
Thank you very Much