Envinow.gr was founded in July 2018 by a team os students of the National Technical University of Athens, aiming to raise awareness of environmental issues and climate change in the greek society and present their research results. The main topics of the website are the environment, the energy industry, the climate change, the sustainable development and smart cities.
After a small period of time, the website became one of the most famous greek websites on these topics. Thus, the Envinow Team wanted to make a bigger impact.
This is how ENVINOW GLOBAL was born and it was symbolically launched during the first-ever Youth Climate Summit at the UN headquarters, on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
The goal is now to awaken people for environmental and climate change issues. The effort for a protected environment is a global matter.
When climate changes how can we remain the same? Regardless of where we are coming from, we’re not all proud of our climate behaviour and our environmental contribution to society. However, we cannot deny that there are many of us out there who struggle daily to create their own environmental haven, a place where they feel calm and safe. Those people are the ones that leave nature unharmed and whose example can be an inspiration for the rest of us. They are the ones that will risk taking the bicycle to work regardless of the unfriendly traffic. They are also the ones that do their gardening at their balconies and try to keep their neighbourhood clean and green. The ones that decide to wake up really early in the morning to relieve the beaches of the plastic bags. The ones that do not recycle because the government imposed a law but because this is how they react to the information they receive about the environmental hazards and the biodiversity losses . They cannot do otherwise anymore, it’s their primal urge to protect the nature.
Aren’t they the ones whose habits are silently making a tiny little difference in this polluted world? Many voices in the public debate have adopted a zero environmental harm logic caused by human behaviour: zero waste tolerance, zero carbon footprint in the environment. Those are powerful statements that aren’t always accompanied by the expected environmental protection measures. Therefore, if you feel that in the light of climate change you cannot afford to stay the same, you should give yourself the chance to connect with people that want to do the same and believe that respecting and improving their natural habitat is vital for their personal development. The goal of envinow global is to create an environmental haven for hopeful souls, where thoughts and expertise on environmental matters are exchanged. Our aim is to awaken a global movement of change that improves our personal environmental behaviour. The unifying point among us is the fact that we all face the environmental consequences of climate change and it’s time to consider ourselves as links of a chain, all equally important to rebuild our future in our own terms.