Sharon Jackson representing ESA and giving a lecture on how to succeed as an entrepreneur at Reload Greece Bootcamp!
9th September 2016
4th Women Empowment Summit
A truly international learning and empowerment experience is happening at ESA over a glorious weekend in Crete, 16 - 18 September. Creating positive impact starts with us polishing our own 'impact' to be the most visible and best that we can be. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW to be part of an exceptional global community from UK, Greece, Croatia, Sweden, Africa and Latin America, with a vision to Educate, Empower and Employ women of the world.
3rd September 2016
Gala dinner and awards
A wonderful annual event where we recognise and AWARD exceptional women in Crete. With wonderful, fine dining by local chefs who also cater for luxury chalets in the Swiss Alps, plus music from one of the best local, contemporary Cretan bands. You will not be able to keep your toes still! Inspirational keynote speakers will entertain you while you sip Dourakis wine, eat specially handmade chocolates and enjoy a most glamorous evening of fun and celebration in the unique and beautiful ESA setting. All for only 35 euros per person.
2nd September 2016
Chocolate and Stargazing
1st September 2016
Musicians rehearse at ESA
Gorgeous things happen at ESA because of gorgeous people. Happening now - talented musicians rehearsing for Embrosneros 2016 6th year of fundraising for Charities in Chania.
31st August 2016
A Night with the Gods Stargazing Tour
Have you ever wondered how the sky above Crete looks like?
Come and join us every Tuesday on our new Star gazing tour at ESA
Slow food (ancient Minoan recipes), mythology and stars.
19th July 2016
Natural Treasures of Crete Tour
Such a lovely evening, great experience learning so much about HOW to appreciate Cretan olive oil and wine. Everyone left smiling and satisfied! Many thanks to the interesting, humorous and informative presentation by Stella I. Diomantaraki.
14th July 2016
ECOWEEK International Conference and Sustainable Design Workshops
FROM Crete TO Mumbai: How well enacted stakeholder inclusion can supercharge eco-building across the planet
Sharon Jackson, Founder and CEO, ESA Crete will give a lecture at EcoWeek, Agios Nikolas, Crete on 6th July.
To demonstrate sustainability INTENTION to ACTION, Sharon will present the process of the vision, planning and execution of building ESA, with a special focus on how we engaged relevant stakeholders through the process of building and how we continue to do that during the daily operational life of ESA.
Sharon will present the key points of our recent publication about the positive impacts of Biophillic design on human health and well- being and how these factors have been instrumental in ESA Crete will be replicated in India.
18:30 - 21:00 ECOWEEK LECTURES PART#3: ECO-BUILDING IN CRETE
Venue: Chamber of Lassithi Prefecture, Koundourou 17, Agios Nikolaos
- Kristell Van Hove LIMNI Renaissance of an old olive tree field to eco-agro-tourism facility
- Yiorgos Ritsakis Archanes The Archanes Project
- Yioros Sakellaris NATURAL BUILDING OF CRETA (Φυσική Δόμηση Κρήτης)
- Sharon Jackson Founder and CEO, ESA Crete From Crete to Mumbai: Ecobuilding across the planet
9th June 2016
ESA Crete - Amazing Journey to the Stars
Here is a taster of one of our new tours 'Cretan Window to the Universe' with a very special experience of ancient Cretan dinner under the stars amongst the magical rocks and olive trees at ESA. Full details coming soon.
7th June 2016
EcoWeek is coming to Crete! 3rd - 10th July
EcoWeek is coming to Crete! 3rd - 10th July. We are VERY pleased at European Sustainability Academy - Crete ! Crete is a sustainability- innovation destination of the future.
18th May 2016
Cretan astronomy tours
17th May 2016
Tzompanakis Blown Glass
Tzompanakis Blown Glass is one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass factory. Moreover, this establishment is also the only (!) glass recycling centre located in Greece. If you are visiting Chania, we highly recommend you to visit this place and witness the incredible metamorphosis of beer bottles turning into a state of art vases.
16th May 2016
Eco - Gastro - Astro
'Created in Crete' - eco- gastro -astro, organised experiential day/ evening trips coming soon at European Sustainability Academy - Crete ! We are all working hard on the preparations... as you can see !!!
14th May 2016
ESA 2.0 IN INDIA!
11th May 2016
Geophytes or Bulbs of the Mediterranean ( 20 April at 17:00)
John Fielding is a professional horticulturist who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In the scope of his work he is a photographer, author, lecturer, garden designer and plant breeder and grows a wide range of plants including many bulbous from the Mediterranean and particularly Crete. With Nick Turland and Brian Mathew he produced the book Flowers of Crete published by RBG Kew. He is also a committee member of the Royal Horticultural Society involved in judging shows and plant trials.
Following on the great success of last year’s talk, John will share his enthusiasm and expertise about bulbs of the region, or in botanical terminology, geophytes.
A geophyte is a plant that has a dormant season where the top growth dies back to soil
level. They are typical of a Mediterranean climate as found on Crete. It is a term most often used for plants that have storage organs including bulbs, corms and tubers.
John will introduce a range of plants worth trying in our gardens – including some native species of Crete.
COST: An entry donation of €8 for MGS members and €10 for non-members towards venue and speaker expenses.
FOOD: The lecture will be followed by an optional Traditional Cretan buffet meal in the lovely ambience of this unique setting. Approximate cost 12 euros per person to include half a litre of wine between two.
A range of vegetarian choices will be available.
For further details and/or to book your place please email Valerie Whittington, MGS Crete Branch Head at firstname.lastname@example.org,
BY 12th April stating whether you would like to book the meal.
This will be a popular event so book your place soon!.
10th April 2016
World CSR Day - NGO Leadership Award!
This award is for Drapanos Crete and all the villagers who have supported the building and development of ESA and all the other people in Crete who share a vision of doing what we can towards protecting our environment and creating healthy communities. Never thought I'd be collecting an award in India for ESA. When I get back LET'S HAVE A PARTY!!!!!!!
18th February 2016
World CSR Day
Looking forward to spending an inspirational and informative time in Mumbai with some of the leading global thought leaders and changemakers in the Responsible Business and drive towards a more Sustainable World movement. I feel honoured to have been invited.
Dr. R. L. Bhatia is a practicing Human Resources Professional, a Change Management and an Organisation Turnaround Specialist. He holds a PhD. in HRD from University of Missouri, USA. He received lessons in HRD from Prof. Indira Parikh, Dr. T. V. Rao and senior professionals in HR at IIM Ahmedabad. Dr. Bhatia also holds a Law Degree & Double Masters in Commerce from Bombay University & Madras University. He also has a Diploma in Training & Development.
16th February 2016
1st January 2016