Recognizing its business responsibility for the preservation of balances in nature, MYTILINEOS implemented the environmental initiative "Informing and sensitizing the school community on the prevention and management of forest fires, forest protection policies and practices", in cooperation with the Non-Governmental Organization Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, which is part of the International Thematic Network of Environmental Education "Learning about Forests".
The main stages of the initiative are the following: a) the action of tree planting and oak planting in areas affected by fires, b) detailed information by highly specialized scientists for fire prevention and c) the creation and production of a poster "Decalogue of a proper tree planting ”and a brochure with instructions and details for proper planting which were distributed to all participating schools.
Specifically, the following were implemented:
1. Teacher training seminar with experiential workshops
1 seminar was held for teachers participating in the international Network of Environmental Education "Learning about Forests" and related to: "Resistant cities against climate change". The seminar included 2 experiential workshops on "Creatively approaching the 17 goals of Sustainable Development" and "Creating stories with our own art forest - footprint".
2. Seed planting & tree planting action
Students and teachers participated in the action of planting oak seeds and tree planting of logs and oak in the area of Neos Voutzas and Daou Pentelis respectively. The plantings took place in November and February, proving that the planting season contributes significantly to the success of reforestation, avoiding foreign varieties of seeds so that the seedlings are healthy and resistant to the special soil and climatic conditions of the region.