Parallel House of Representatives
The operation of the Parallel Parliament for the Environment, Ecology-Sustainability and Health is particularly important in the global effort to address vital environmental issues for humans such as climate change, air and water quality, waste management, the use of chemical products and other energy sources and their effects on public health.
By participating in Parallel Parliament, Together Cyprus also participates in the following committees in order to contribute to political and legal reforms at the local level:
- Committee on Climate Change.
- Committee on Air and Water Quality in Cyprus.
- Waste Management Committee.
- Committee on Public Health.
OPA GOPA – Eco Beach Ashtrays
Βetween 2017-2018,, we tried to keep the busy beaches of our island clean, offering thousands of ecological ashtrays in restaurants and bars along the coastline of Cyprus. This action was aimed at reducing marine pollution since a cigarette takes 5 years to decompose in seawater while its butts cause poisoning and death to marine fauna.
In cooperation with:
- Electricity Authority of Cyprus (AHK)
- Commissioner for the Environment
- Advice Ltd
Composting in schools
Between September 2016 and June 2018, our Organization in collaboration with the Office of the Environment Commissioner and the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute ran a series of presentations and workshops in educational institutions on the subject of composting. More than 35,000 children and 3,000 educators have been trained in the benefits of composting and a total of 200 composters have been donated to schools with the contribution of Lordos United Plastics Ltd.
Ecological Hospital Renovation
In March 2017 we helped renovate the orthopaedic ward of Paphos General Hospital by offering volunteer work. Forty volunteers painted the walls of the wing with ecological paints while helping to install recycling bins in the hospital.
The hospital renovation has been done in partnership with the Commisioner of the Environment and the help of:
- Hellenic Tzilalis – Cyprus,
- Aristo Developers
- Athinodorou & Poullas Super Beton Ltd
- Chemopel Paints,
- “ΡΕΤΟ” Rehab Centre
The First Green Marathon
In 2018, our Let’s Do It! Cyprus team got together with Greennovation to undertake the collection and distribution of recyclable materials used during and after the first Cyprus Green Marathon.
About 5 tonnes of rubbish were collected, more than half of which was given to GreenDot (Cyprus) Public Co Ltd for recycling.
Seeds of Hope – Write and Plant
In May 2021, we bought 1500 Seed Pencils to be distributed free of charge in schools all over Cyprus within the framework of our pilot program “Seeds of Hope-Write and Plant”.
The action will begin in June with the delivery of “Seeds of Hope ” in 20 schools belonging to the DRASE zones, while it will be completed with the creation of vegetable gardens in the spring of 2022. The 1500 pencils contain 9 different ‘Mediterranean’ seeds such as basil , mint, tomato, carrot and lavender while along with the creation of vegetable gardens will be the appropriate education of children for the need for recycling and sustainability due to climate change and excessive consumption of finite resources of the planet.
The program is supported by the Office of the Environment Commissioner and the Cyprus Youth Organization