06 June, 2008
The June 5 World Environment Day was observed throughout Greece on Thursday with a series of events extending into the weekend, with the spotlight on the ongoing reforestation of fire-ravaged Mt. Parniha overlooking Athens from the northwest, and a "Green Week public" awareness drive by the city of Athens, along with similar events by other municipalities around the country.
Messages stressing the vital importance of environmental protection were released by President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos and practically every political leader.
Source: Athens News Agency