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“Plant your Roots in Greece” Foundation continues reforestation efforts

Chicago,  30.10.2008 The Chicago-based Greek-American “Plant your Roots in Greece” Foundation continues the reforestation efforts in the burned regions of Attiki, and in the prefectures of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Magnesia, Messinia and elsewhere. The not-for-profit foundation will undertake reforestation initiatives during the new planting season. With a donation of $20,000 will participate in the tree-planting initiative undertaken by the prefecture of [...]

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SAE Plant Your Roots Campaign Proceeding With Work

May 06, 2008-National Herald from ANA_MPA The “Plant Your Roots in Greece” Foundation is planning new tree planting initiatives in October scheduled to take place in the regions of Lykouri-Loutra Agia Paraskevi, Athens and at the archaeological site of Vergina, northern Greece, in cooperation with the Forestry Division in Kassandra, Halkidiki, and the Friends of Green Association. Tree plantings will [...]

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Pancretan Association: Fundraising Efforts for Greece’s Wildfires a “Complete Success”

February 15, 2008 Demetris Tsakas NEW YORK – The Pancretan Association of America (PAA) has good reason to be proud, its President Emmanuel Velivasakis told The National Herald, and called his organization’s fundraising efforts to aid in the restoration of the areas stricken in last summer’s deadly wildfires that ravaged Greece a complete success. The PAA’s Board of Directors recently [...]

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A good cause

January 25, 2008 From left to right: George Leventis,Nancy Biska and Manolis Velivasakis hold a check from the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services for $25,250 which was donated to the Plant Your Roots in Greece Foundation at Kellari’s Parea on January 16 in New York.

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Donations to the Plant Your Roots in Greece by Langan International

January 18,2008 National Herald NEW YORK – Langan International and its Senior Principal George E. Leventis have received many awards in recent years from organizations in the United States and abroad for their work, which includes construction on Greece’s Rion-Antirion Bridge and dozens of other civil engineering projects worth anywhere from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. Several weeks [...]

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Expats back Penteli reforestation

01/12/2008 ΑΝΑ ΜΠΑ The replanting of burnt pine forests on historic Mount Penteli, north of Athens, is to begin on Sunday in a reforestation drive backed mainly by Greek-American and Cypriot businesspeople based abroad. Among their number is easyGroup founder and chairman, Sir Stelios Haji- Ioannou, who was knighted in 2006 for his services to entrepreneurship. The initiative to reforest [...]

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Spyropoulos: Reforestation Should be Major Priority


September 24,2007, National Herald NEW YORK – Theodore Spyropoulos of Chicago, the United States Regional Coordinator for the Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), told the National Herald that relief aid from the Greek American community for the devastating fires which struck Greece last month must be given from the entire community; that the individuals wishing to contribute must be made [...]

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Greek Americans Mobilize to Help Wild Fire Victims

National Herald, Mark Frangos and Dimitri Soultogiannis, August 30, 2007 NEW YORK – Hellenic organizations from across the United States are trying to find ways to help Greece and the Greek people get through the current crisis, with the World Council For Hellenes Abroad (SAE) and AHEPA leading the way. “We are extremely sad and moved by the catastrophe in [...]

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SAE USA appeals for tree planting in Greece

Chicago,  24.07.2007 A reforestation campaign in fire ravaged regions across Greece is being launched by SAE USA Region in cooperation with local government authorities and an appeal is being made to the Greek community to offer financial support to the endeavour. “Unfortunately, the catastrophic fires in Greece continue on a daily basis. Contributing to the reforestation of our homeland is [...]

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Five tree-planting in the municipality of Lavreotiki, Attica (2003-2006)

The foundation has “adopted” the entire burned area of Sounio, whereby it has successfully carried out five tree-plantings with collaboration from the Municipality of Lavreotiki. Tree-planting activities are held in collaboration with volunteers from schools, sports clubs, hunters associations, firefighters and residents. We hope to renew our partnership with the Municipal Authorities, moving on to a new series of tree-planting [...]

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