Learning to build with rammed earth 9 December 2012
Drapanos Declaration on Community Exchange 12 October
During ESA international Sustainability Summit, October 2012, the Drapanos Declaration (DD) for performance development and support network for Community Exchange Systems was drafted. The DD has been endorsed by the participants of the Currency Exchange workshops held at ESA 11th and 12th October. The Declaration has now been published and is open to public endorsement.
European Sustainability Academy Opening Ceremony 2 June 2012
ESA official opening on June 2nd 2012 was a wonderful event. 200 people came. We had a fabulous mix of Greek, English and other nationalities young and old. I was delighted that I was able to publicly thank ESA architects Antonia Diamantaki and Zeta Chrisafakia and ESA builder Antonis Nikoludakis. They all gaines diplomas from the Academy with gold start passes! It was super to see the return of some of the strawbale building team from summer 2011.
Strawbale workshop July 2011
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