Welcome to the new generation Environmental non- profit Institute “Laguna Coast Foundation”, based in the Laguna area of Naxos island, a significant wildlife sanctuary in Greece.
The Laguna Coast Foundation is not a fund, asset manager, or bank. Instead, it is a non-profit research institute dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Laguna wetland ecosystem. This critical ecosystem is at the heart of a larger area that spans approximately 1,000 acres, stretching from the Stelida region of Naxos to the Agios Prokopios area. Within this region, the island’s largest tourist facilities can be found, boasting the highest number of beds and accommodations for visitors.
The Laguna wetland ecosystem is a unique and vital habitat for numerous plant and animal species. The health of this ecosystem has a significant impact on the surrounding environment and the well-being of the local communities that depend on it for their livelihoods. As such, there is an urgent need to ensure that the tourism industry, which plays a crucial role in the local economy, operates sustainably and minimizes its environmental impact.
To reduce the carbon footprint in this area, all tourism businesses could incorporate new green technologies and transform themselves into modern and sustainable establishments. This would involve adopting eco-friendly practices, such as using renewable energy sources, implementing water-saving measures, and reducing waste generation. By adopting these measures, businesses can not only reduce their environmental impact but also enhance their reputation as responsible and sustainable operators, thereby attracting environmentally conscious tourists.
As part of the efforts of the Laguna Coast Foundation to promote sustainable tourism, engineers and mechanical members of the organization have estimated an indicative cost for the green modernization of the 10 largest existing facilities and 2 newly built ones in the area. This cost, which amounts to 30 million euros, covers various aspects of the modernization process, such as the installation of solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and smart water management systems.
If entrepreneurs wish to modernize their facilities, the cost will be borne by them. However, they can also access various forms of financial assistance to help offset the costs of implementing sustainable practices. One such option is to apply for community funds related to the green modernization of businesses. These funds, which are often available from local, national, or international sources, can provide valuable support for businesses looking to invest in eco-friendly technologies and practices.
By supporting and promoting the sustainable development of tourism facilities in the Laguna wetland area, the Laguna Coast Foundation aims to strike a balance between the needs of the local economy and the protection of the environment. By working together, businesses, local communities, and the Laguna Coast Foundation can help to ensure the long-term viability of the wetland ecosystem and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.
In conclusion, the Laguna Coast Foundation plays a vital role in the preservation of the Laguna wetland ecosystem and the promotion of sustainable tourism practices in the region. By encouraging businesses to invest in green modernization and providing them with the necessary resources and support, the Foundation helps to protect the environment while fostering the sustainable growth of the local economy. It is through such collaborative efforts that the Laguna wetland ecosystem can continue to thrive and support both the local communities and the diverse array of plant and animal species that call it home.
Based on an extremely old land, Laguna Coast Foundation will be a new paradigm for measurably regenerative tourism: the raw, untouched landscapes and spectacular coastal waters. At the same time, it will promote outdoor works of art of important artists at the unique Manto isle, its Artsphere.
Achieving our net-zero goal will require a transformation of the Laguna Coast, leading both to reduced carbon emissions as well as to optimisation of the natural environment. Our research and conversations with academics are key to our effort to deepen our understanding of the challenges and our mission to help navigate the way ahead together.
Land and sea will be set aside for conservation. Our regreening and rewilding strategy will be advantageous to both humanity and nature. Improved livability for humans will be standard.
Native plants and animals will coexist peacefully with the land and the sea, unaffected by human habitation or desertification. In order to restore our climate, rescue species, and replenish natural resources, we must all become stewards of the future. Laguna Coast Foundation will act as a planetary regeneration, accelerator, it will be used as the milestone for humanity regeneration process.
ceo OF THE LAGUNA COAST FOUNDATION
Head of Health department
The ambitious plan for the development of Laguna Coast has set the regeneration of the area under discussion and environmental protection as its primary actions, understanding the needs of the contemporary era for green development.