EUNICE ENERGY GROUP (EEG) funded, developed and now operates TILOS Project, an internationally awarded energy from RES production project. EEG has strong bonds to the Tilos Island, and was eager to support the environmental action TREE PLANTING 2018.
All students from all Tilos’ schools – Nursery, Elementary, High School, Lyceum – gathered on Thursday, December 13th, at the planting area next to solar park. More than 60 kids, under the supervision of their parents and teachers, not only planted 100 trees but also adopted them by leaving a rock with their name on it by each tree.
There was lots of fun and hard work, and kids had their lesson about tree planting, environment protection, RES energy production. More important, they learned about working together and became responsible to protect and take care of their island.
Following you ‘ll find a Press Release issued by Tilos’ Mayor Office.
Kids of Tilos take over the sustainable future of their island
The motto for all students from all Tilos’ schools was “TREE PLANTING 2018 – Our Roots for the Future”. More than 60 kids, inspired by the initiative of TILOS MUNICIPALITY, gave roots to a better future for their island, considered the greenest in all Mediterranean, in energy terms.
Under the supervision of their parents and teachers, kids of Tilos gathered at the planting area next to solar park at Aghios Konstantinos, on Thursday, December 13th. Each kid not only planted a tree but also adopted it by leaving a rock with kid’s name on it by each tree.
This was a brilliant initiative organised by TILOS MUNICIPALITY and the Mayor Mrs Maria Kamma – Aleiferi, contributed by Parents & Guardians Association, and supported by EUNICE ENERGY GROUP (EEG), that funded, developed and now operates TILOS Project, an internationally awarded energy production from RES project.
Tree planting of 1.350 trees, like cypresses, pine cones, myrtle trees, laurels and more, took place at a 20.000 m2 area, according to an approved phytotechnical study. Trees were selected to adjust at the soil and climate conditions, as well as to prevent soil erosion.
During the tree planting, kids took part in interactive initiatives. Each kid wrote its name on a rock or pebble and place it by the tree he or she planted. All groups visited solar park and were introduced in RES, green energy and modern energy technologies by EEG’s people. It is well known that Tilos Island is a pioneer in use of innovative green technologies and TILOS Project is internationally awarded.
Photos of all kids were taken during their actions.
Mayor Mrs Maria Kamma – Aleiferi made the statement that “Activities of this kind teach our students to respect and protect environment, while they become familiar to Renewable Energy Sources. That is essential, since Tilos Island is a pioneer and an energy-autonomous island”.
Furthermore, Mrs Mayor pointed out that “Municipality of Tilos always supports environmental friendly actions, especially when kids are involved. Our island is famous for its nature beauties but also proud of its anthropocentric actions”.