Enaleia is a social enterprise aiming to make the marine ecosystem sustainable. We created the first professional fishing school in Greece at 2016. The aim was not just to train young people into the fishing sector, create new jobs and make sure that the professional fishing will survive in the future but, at the same time, to provide a high-quality, eco-friendly and ethical education. We teach fishermen how to earn more money, while catching less fish, making sure that the fish stocks stay in a healthy levels.
Also, we train, empower and motivate old & new fishermen to collect plastic from the sea, in a more effective and efficient way than the ones being implemented now. It is a system-based solution, where we want to create motivation for the fishermen to catch less fish, and more plastic, so as, to enjoy long term benefits in their work.
We focus not only in ocean waste cleanups, but in ocean waste management as well (recycling & upcycling). That means we collaborate with companies and organizations to find ways to utilize this marine litter/plastic at the maximum level possible.
The UN Environment Program selected us among the Top 5 best initiatives in Europe for 2019 for its positive impact on the environment. You can read more here.
You can read more about our action on the plastic in an article for us in The Guardian.
To solve two problems that correlate to a great extend:
We are young with vision, we invest in the greek economy and we believe in the power of social entrepreneurship.
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Kefallinias 46, Athens, 11252
Lefteris Arapakis – 697 099 2220
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