On the occasion of World Environment Day and in the context of the Athens Photo Festival 2019, the Green Project non-profit organization presents the environmental photography exhibition titled “Platypus trail”.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 20:00 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Piraeus 206, Tavros). The exhibition will be open to the public from June 25 until August 31, 2019.
The exhibition presents the original photographs taken during the environmental journey “Platypus trail: Renewables, UNESCO Biospheres and Aborigines”. From August 5 to August 31, 2018, a team of scientists, artists and volunteers traveled 13,110 kilometers on eco-friendly motor homes with solar panels, on snow and ice, through rivers and mud, near marine ecosystems, across the desert and droughty lands, tropical rainforests and bushlands and along glaciation and alpine areas.
The team spent 26 days and nights in five federated Australian states: Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia and in two federal territories, the Capital and the Northern. ERT journalist Iasonas Tavlas covered the Green Project’s actions together with ERT correspondents in Australia Alekos Markellos and Emma Papaemmanouel.
The photographs depict the coexistence within the UNESC biospheres, of modern renewable energy installations (RES) and the Aborigines’ traditional knowledge about the environment.
Australia’s good environmental practices can be used in Greece both to promote relevant applications and prevent disasters.
The exhibition curated Dr Yannis Tzortzis, Attorney at law at the Regulatory Authority of Energy. The participating Green Porject photographers are: Yannis Anastassopoulos, Kostis Vardas, Sandy Vergitsis, Valeria Kalteziotis, Kassiani Kaltezioti, Vasiliki Kasoumi, Angelos Katsaggelos, Dimitris Paterakis, Iasonas Tavlas, Yannis Tzortzis and Katerina Harterou.