We are proud and grateful for our supporters who have been on our side from the earliest stages of our journey until now. Without them we never would have achieved the numerous actions that we have made from the late 2017 to present.
Their support in all the different levels of our operation has been invaluable and a foundation we can always count on to give us the boost we need to continue our journey of cleaning the seas and educating local communities, organisations and educational institutions.
Below you will find some information on our supporters and donors and their contribution to our work of action.
WATT + VOLT support our work by donating a vehicle for transporting equipment and materials from our Marine Litter Collection Stations we maintain throughout Greece. The support of WATT + VOLT is important since the provided vehicle will function as an operational center for all our next actions.
The Yacht Week
The Yacht Week has provided significant support to our organization for the establishment and the annual operation of our third marine litter station in Greece.
Maris Pearl Co.
We are honored for our collaboration with Maris Pearl Co. in raising awareness and developing activities about marine conservation! Maris Pearl Co., located in Hawaii, will pledge 5% of their total profits and 50% of the profits from every sale of their signature net bag to support Aegean Rebreath initiatives. We hope that our work will support Maris Pearl Co efforts for building synergies and promote plastic free policies at local level.
We receive significant support for establishment, operations and maintenance of the marine litter stations, the implementation of our activities and the provision of equipment.
Blue Star Ferries
Blue Star Ferries has significantly supported the transportation of our missions to multiple islands of the Aegean Sea.
TMS Cardiff Gas
The support involved the purchase of underwater equipment that will greatly contribute to the succesful implementation of our activities. Furthermore, it will help us organizing an initiative.
Aegean Airlines offers valuable support to all the members of our missions when we need to be transported to distant destinations and carry out our activities.
Institut Français de Grèce
We received support for the purchase of necessary equipment to carry out our underwater operations. Furthermore, we cooperated for developing clean up activities in Attiki region.
We were honored to receive the community award. In this context, the funds were used for purchasing dive and research equipment while Advocate Europe also helped us organizing coastal clean up activities.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
A grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supported the creation of the “Blue” Municipalities’ Network, our Marine Litter Collection Stations project in several islands of the Cyclades and the respective activities. In this context, it has supported our work as well as our efforts to create fruitful synergies with local partners and communities that can lead to sustainable and targeted initiatives for the protection of the marine ecosystem
APIVITA actively supports us in the implementation of activities in five Aegean islands! At the same time, through APIVITA, we participate in the global organization “1% for the planet” which aims to mobilize companies for the adoption of environmental policies. We consider this cooperation particularly fruitful since APIVITA already produces its products with recycled plastic.
A.K. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
We have received remarkable support for materializing extended activities in 8 islands in the context of the “Clean Islands” Program. At the same time, we participate in the working group for “Coastal Cleaning & Volunteerism”.
Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
We have a contract of cooperation for implementing various activities and the collection and processing of various fishing tools and plastics collected as trash from the seas along with their re-use in the context of the circular economy principles.
Cyclades Preservation Fund
We got a remarkable support and contribution for the creation and installation of the first marine litter collection station in Greece, located in Antiparos Island.
Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA)
Apart from the support we had during the initiation of our work, we have closely worked with HELMEPA in the frame of the “Clean Islands” Program that was funded by the A.K. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.
Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation
Captain Vasilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation has supported us with the planning and materialization of multiple educational, coastal and underwater activities in the prefecture of Messinia.
Considering that marine pollution starts primarily from land, British American Tobacco supports us in implementing the innovative “Small Actions – Big Crimes” program to prevent and address the reckless dumping of cigarette butts in the marine environment. An important initiative for us as we often encounter cigarette butts both on the seabed and on coasts.
Vikos supports us in the implementation of microplastics collection and sampling activities in coastal and island areas. It actively contributes to the collection of primary data which are exported and processed in collaboration with the Hellenic Center for Marine Research.
We work with Nestle to develop innovative activities for the marine environment in the region of Messinia. In this context, we coordinated the installation of a waste retention net in the Nedontas River, the implementation of a survey on the consumption of single-use plastics, the placement of environmental awareness signs on the beach of Kalamata and the development of protective initiatives for the dunes of Voidokilia.
KALLONI-KELLIA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
We work together both in our initiatives on the island and in order to boost recycling in the local community.
Intelligent Machines supports our efforts with high-tech equipment. We work together to expand our activity in new fields of research in order to produce data on the quality of marine ecosystems.
NAXOS ISLAND WILDLIFE PROTECTION
We sustain close ties collaborating for the protection and preservation of marine biodiversity.
Our main common goal is to cocreate and promote educational material on the protection of the marine environment.
PLASTIC FREE GREECE
Our common area of action is to raise awareness and inform the public. We share the same concerns for the need to recycle as well as reduce the use of plastic.
NATURA DI ZANTE
We cooperate with the aim of introducing joint activities in the island of Zakinthos. Natura Di Zante also support us in ensuring the proper operation of our nets collection station in the island.
LEFKAS DIVING CENTER
A reliable partner found in the island of Leukada. We have succesfully implemented joint activities that involve harbor clean ups and missions for the recovery of ghost nets. The Lefkas diving center is also supporting us in terms of equipment and boats.
NAUTILUS DIVE CENTER
We have collaborated in numerous underwater initiatives receiving significant support in equipment.
BLUE ISLAND DIVERS
Since the really first moment we found ourselves in Antiparos iwe cooperated in terms of organizing clean up activities as well as for the marine litter station we have in the island!