Athens International Airport commemorates World Environment Day with green projects and initiatives
Thu 5 June 2008 – In recognition of World Environment Day, Athens International Airport has announced two new environmental projects in the vicinity and has committed to continue supporting local educational initiatives that promote environmental activities and studies.
The first initiative is for the preservation of the Vavrona wetland, with an action plan that includes the clean-up of the area, placement of signage and improvement of the walkways. The second is the commencement of the planning phase for the construction of a 24,000m2 green area in the neighbouring municipality of Spata, which will include tree and other flora planting, and the construction of pathways and recreation kiosks. This is the sixth urban green project undertaken by the airport in the neighbouring area of Messoghia, as part of the environmental improvement and upgrade of the region.
The airport confirms that it will support for another year the supply of educational material and school equipment, together with the organization of environmental activities, to schools within the municipality of Artemis as a reward for the pupil’s participation in the airport’s recycling programme. Since the end of 2005, the children have recycled over 23 tonnes of paper and aluminium.
For the sixth consecutive year, the airport is offering two environmental scholarships to graduate students of the University of the Aegean’s Department of Environmental Studies on topics related to environmental management.
Visitors and passengers can find out more about the airport’s environmental activities at the Environmental Information Centre in the main terminal building.