The Blue Flag

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"The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards.

The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America.

FEE's Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards."( source : Wikipedia )

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The "Blue Flag" program

The "Blue Flag" is the most recognized and popular international ecological symbol of quality in the world. Awarded since 1987 to beaches and marinas that meet strict requirements. A prerequisite for the award of a coast with the "Blue Flag", is the water quality in it to be "Excellent". No other classifications of quality, even "nice", is accepted by the Program. In order to be awarded, a beach has to meet a total of 33 criteria (25 for marinas) which refer to cleanliness, organization, information, safety of swimmers and visitors, protection of the coastal natural resources and coastal areas and environmental awareness. Founder and International Coordinator of the Program is the Foundation for Environmental Education ( FEE), based in Denmark, with members of 73 countries from all continents. Represented in Greece by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), the oldest environmental organization in the country (since 1951), which, this year, completes 65 years of uninterrupted activity in environmental interventions in nature conservation projects, environmental education (with 5 timeless networks approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs), and general information and awareness

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Blue Flag award for “Leros Marina Evros s.a.”

Leros Marina is a proud member of of the Blue flag program, being continuously awarded since 2014, fulfilling the strict requirements of the FEE and (HSPN) and focusing on the environmental standards of recycling systems, hazardous waste handling and processing ,waste water systems and removal of oily disposals from yachts, the water purity of the marina, the installation of garbage bins in all areas etc.

Leros Marina has been continuously awarded with Blue Flag, for the years 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017, and is again candidate for the Blue Flag of 2018 , keeping the flag waving with the hope for a safer environment.

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