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December 10, 2023
Dimitris Georgakopoulos' interview at

Here’s a new interview of the President and Co-founder of Helidoni, Dimitris Georgakopoulos, to Dimitris is unfolding his life’s roadmap from the time he was studying in the U.S. till today. He talks to Eleftheria Piperopoulou about his major milestones;

◽ the establishment of Buildium and the 15-year course until its acquisition

◽ the creation of Outseta – an experiment in organizational design and purpose at the startup ecosystem

◽ his return to Greece, the impact investments through Zeno Capital and the philanthropic work of Helidoni Foundation.

To read the interview, click here.

November 15, 2023
Ecogenia is heading to Mt. Olympus and invites us to help them reach the peak

In Spring 2024, the Ecogenia team will again be putting boots on the ground to lead their first disaster management pilot. This project will combine ecotourism program impact (trail maintenance and revitalization work) with disaster management (wildfire fuel reduction, fire breaks, community engagement). Litochoro will serve as the homebase for the project and will include work in the foothills of Mt. Olympus National Park.

Ecogenia’s next cohort members will be equipped with the essential skills in order to support local efforts in ecotourism infrastructure projects, as well as implementing community-based disaster preparedness and prevention.

The program is part of a strategic partnership with the U.S. Embassy Athens and in collaboration with the California Conservation Corps and the Dion-Olympus Municipality. For the month of November, Ecogenia has set out to raise €15.000 through their #PathToOlympus campaign. Every contribution, big or small, will take them closer to their goals for a resilient Greece and a protected Mt. Olympus!

November 5, 2023
"Close the Food Cycle" by InCommOn: outcomes and impact at a glance

The results of the first "Close the Food Cycle" pilot, a program designed and implemented by InCommOn, are very encouraging in terms of its impact to the local community (see relevant post).

The project aimed to inform and activate the citizens, businesses, students and local authority of Papagou-Holargos around the proper management of food waste, so as to gradually shift them towards adopting the separation-at-source habit and the use/expansion of the brown bin network.

The ICO team tested different tools and actions from a wide range of activities to explore what works best and concluded to a guide that can be applied on organic waste (and possibly other recycling streams as well) and be replicated to other Municipalities.

A big thanks to InCommOn for contributing to the transition to a more circular everyday life for all, through a series of inspired and effective programs!

September 20, 2023
International symposium by the World Human Forum in the framework of 2023 Eleusis

Where do ancient knowledge, medicine, humanities, spirituality and art meet? How can we collectively create an ecological civilization?

In the framework of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the groundbreaking international symposium titled “How to Change Our Mind, to Change the World” takes place on 27, 28 & 29 September in the old IRIS factory, with the participation of distinguished speakers, researchers and artists from all over the world.

The central theme deals with the different ways of evolving, both on an individual and social level, towards a higher level of consciousness, in order to address contemporary global challenges and contribute to the protection of life on our planet. In parallel, the audience has the chance to participate in exciting discussions, experiential workshops and artistic activities.

The event is organized by the World Human Forum and is the first in a series of annual meetings aiming to re-establish Elefsina as a point of reference on a global scale in matters of consciousness, self-development and connection with the self, with others and with nature.

We’re very excited to be co-sponsoring the symposium and working closely with the World Human Forum's inspirational members!

September 5, 2023
Dimitris Georgakopoulos' interview at the Innovative Greeks Talks

Helidoni behind the scenes – “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”

Dimitris Georgakopoulos, our Foundation’s President and Co-founder, was invited by the Innovative Greeks to tell his personal story, from his journey to the U.S. 25 years ago until his return to Greece.

In episode 16 of the Innovative Greeks Talks, Dimitris recounts his life milestones & learnings, his values and life perspective, the reasons why him and his wife, Sarah, decided to found Helidoni.

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