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News 2012

Summary of previous news about ESA

Learning to build with rammed earth
9 December 2012


Hellenic Society for the protection of Environment & Culture
9 November 2012

40 years conference - Athens

 rammed earth

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.

drapanos declaration


Star Gazing
9 October 2012

Star watching and dinner under the stars at ESA

 star watching

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


strawbale workshop

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Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.

Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first-hand the strong connection between nature and community.