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Green Dot Cyprus to hold recycling festival

Green Dot Cyprus will organise the all-day ‘Nicosia Environment and Recycling Festival’ for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday as it campaigns to raise awareness on how recycling improves our quality of life.

The festival will take place at the Acropolis Park in Nicosia, from 10am until midnight although most organised activities will end by 8pm.

According to Green Dot Cyprus, festival visitors will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of environmental and recycling issues. There will be educational games, music and dancing events and children’s performances.

This year’s festival aims to highlight how recycling positively contributes to protecting the environment and improving people’s health and quality of life. For this reason, the festival includes a session dedicated to activities related to healthy eating and sport.

Earlier this week briefing the press about the festival Green Dot Cyprus president Michalos Spanos said: “Creating and shaping environmentally-friendly behaviours leads to a better life, wellbeing, as defined in our time.. It is a way of thinking, a way of life to improve the life of a person and those around it in all areas. Physical, mental and spiritual health is a necessary ingredient. Translated into our everyday life, it is the cultivation of the spirit, proper nutrition, physical exercise, entertainment, respect for the environment and those around us, respect for the younger generations.”

“The Municipality of Strovolos, recognising that recycling should not be an ephemeral trend of the era but an obligation of any civilised society, was the first Municipality in Cyprus to, in 2007 and  in cooperation with Green Dot’s Collective Waste Management System, implement recycling programs” added municipality Environmental Health official Giorgos Tsiakkas.

Representing Petrolina Holdings, a sponsor of the Festival since 2011, Georgia Lefkariti-Ioannou descried the event as one of the island`s most successful environmental festivals and one that has established itself as a valuable environmental institution among the environmental actions of Cyprus, and also in the consciousness of  its people.

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