Thessaloniki struggles to promote awareness of environmental initiatives

Story by Gwendolyn Schanker · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Large plastic blue bins dot the streets of Thessaloniki, intended for citizens to dispose of their plastic, paper and aluminum. The ubiquitous – and often chock-full – receptacles signify rising awareness of recycling initiatives, but Greece still has a long way to go in embracing environmental awareness. The EU…

VIDEO: Priest changes lives for impoverished children

Video Produced by Luke Dean and Hsiang-Yu Wu · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Father Athenagoras Loukataris has dedicated himself to improving the lives of young people in the impoverished neighborhood known as Dendropatomas. The Greek Orthodox priest began “Faros Tou Kosmou,” a community center and children’s shelter, 10 years ago in this area, where drug addiction, prostitution and…