Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:36 PM
courses on Crete. Dr. Rackham, author of "The Making of the Cretan Landscape,"
is quoted in these articles. I was fortunate to attend a presentation he gave on this subject
about two years ago on the island.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:17 PM
I think we may have as much topics about golf courses as they are planning
Maybe Yannis can wrap it all into one comfortable new topic called: To Hell With Golf Courses That Threatens Crete's Environment.
Love that one.
Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:19 AM
Isn't it funny how some people, like most of us here, just love the relatively simple things that partly makes up part of modern Crete, and then there are others who get their satisfaction by watching the money roll in, taking high-finance chances and so on.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:12 PM
It's good not to simply have all Cretan ecological and other potential disasters in one place in this forum.
Can you give one good reason for that remark Henry? Besides the fact that you seem to like to dig your way through the topics when searching for information and the answers to it.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:09 PM
Maybe it's a point in favour Ton until you read the next observations. It seems this item goes worldwide regarding the next link.
New York Times?
Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:44 PM
Ecologically managed these developments solve all these issues and would stop the desertification in a manageable and sustainable way.
Indeed, signs of an environmental crisis are everywhere in the region. Parts of Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey are facing desertification, or the degradation of once-fertile soil, because of overbuilding, overgrazing, poor water resource management and an explosion in hothouse agriculture.
All much better than the ad-hoc building style we currently have in Greece.
The Greek government strongly supports the project, which includes six villages with traditional homes, villas and apartments as well as hotels, sports facilities, restaurants and shops on about 1 percent of the site. The rest will be set aside for trails, nature areas and three golf courses.
And maybe a self interest negative question?
Although I do agree we will have to wait and see if its truly sustainable.
“Part of the problem is that sustainability is a difficult thing to measure,” said Brian Mullis, president of Sustainable Travel International, which is working with Leading Hotels of the World to draft eco-certification guidelines for that organization’s 440 member hotels.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:35 PM
We have been discussing here, and in the Crete Gazette, the grow of sustainable tourism for Crete. Mass tourism is in my opinion not the solution because it creates a huge environmental pollution in all aspects. I believe that the future of Crete lays in a combination of eco and sustainable quality tourism based on Crete's 5000 years of cultural inheritance.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:21 PM
There was an article in the German Spiegel published recently in regards to the Kavo Sidero and Timbaki container port projects decribing them both as ecological catastrophies supported by the Greek Government and the church who owns the land (as in the case of KS)
The point is that Crete started getting more and more attention both by domestic and international news agencies who support the ecologists.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:31 PM
Here's some old wine in a new bottle (this topic) its dated from 2005.
Somewhere in the back of my head there is some dew (no not the Highland's one) evaporating and revealing lush green fields...