A documentary TV-series that defies environmental pessimism, one green concept at a time. “Ecological Diaries” scours the country for enlightened eco-crousaders and alternative grass-roots intiatives that dare to think outside the box, in a quest for inspiration with a sidedish of hope.

1. “All in Our Hands” by Myrto Papadogeorgou A bio-dynamic gardener, a scarecrow wandering around Athens and a gallery manager whose bright ideas “fertilize” the urban landscape.

2. “On the Road” by Alexis Alexiou Tinos is popular for all the wrong reasons. Its greatest wonder isn’t the Church of Panagia Megalochari, but the most extended trail network in the Cyclades!

3. “Nothing Goes to Waste” by Maria Leonida Big ideas for narrow minds! “Nothing Goes to Waste” is everything you always wanted your children to know about saving the planet!

4. “From the Earth With Love” by Valerie Kontakos and Giannis Misouridis Every Saturday morning, the abandoned Kypseli Marketplace is instantly transformed into a fruit & vegetable heaven for the organically inclined!

5. “Used but Useful” by Alexis Alexiou Not all your junk is worthy of your nearest trash can, at least not for Lambros and Matina, who recycle all of Athens’ neglected treasures.

6. “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Haris Raftogiannis “If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork,” or at least that’s what natural farmer Panagiotis Manikis would like to believe.

7. “How Now Brown Cow?” by Elias Demetriou Why has a small cattle-ranching village suddenly become a front page sensation? Something is wrong in with this picture…

8. “Little Big Ideas” by Marianna Oikonomou OK, so maybe Greece isn’t exactly a green produce export giant. But that doesn’t mean small-scale organic produce can’t equal big bucks.

9. “Silent Sea” by Haris Raftogiannis Where did all the fish go? Unfortunately, the fishermen themselves are to blame, who didn’t respect the sea when they had the chance. And now what?

10. “Gone With the Wind” by Angelos Kovotsos The prospect of a massive 111 wind generators erected on the island of Skyros have caused local outrage before they are even installed.

11. “Way off the Beaten Track” by Marianna Oikonomou The tiny island of Tilos stands tall against the greed of neighboring Rhodes, opting for ecological harmony over giant hotels.

12. “Meat” by Giannis Misouridis The eternal battle between meateaters and vegetarians used to leave Giannis, father of two, indifferent, until his wife got pregnant with their third child.

13. “It’s not Easy Being Green!» by Panagiotis Fafoutis Welcome to the city Patras, where ecological concerns come in all shades of green!

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