Most of us know that Zakynthos has a severe problem when it comes to our waste. Where our authorities have failed, Volunteer groups have taken the initiative to take charge. On a positive note. It seems that there are more Volunteer Groups being formed throughout Zakynthos over the last few years.
Personally, I am proud to see that more and more are helping to clean their home, “Zakynthos”. It also seems that the message is slowly getting through. “Many hands, makes light work”. Your home is not just the building you live in but the whole area. In my case, our Island home, Zakynthos.
Likewise with the volunteers this morning. A group of 7 people, 4 from the women’s choir of ΡΟΔΑΜΠΕΛΟΣ (rodambelos) and 3 from the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos. Joining forces the results were amazing!
The area was 50 metres of road along the main road across from the fire station.
The reason? Well, the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos has organised with volunteers to paint the OTE box with a theme concerning our Island. Obviously this theme when finished will attract the eye of all.
However, sadly as they went to visit the area and see what needs to be done they discovered the area was an absolute mess with plastic bottles, cups, plastic bags and more.
Not a nice area for a painting to be displayed. So, the team organised for a clean up today. They meet at 9.30 this morning and set off. It took them less than half an hour and what was an awful eyesore and a disappointing example for our Island, finally turned into an area that we can be proud of.
Half an hour’s work that’s all!!!