What Save Your Hood really is?
3 years ago, a spark of inspiration created a movement now known as "Save Your Hood”. Born out of a shared desire for cleaner, more beautiful and healthier neighborhoods, this movement has evolved into a force for change that reverberates on the streets of Greece and Cyprus.
At its core, Save Your Hood is on a mission to rekindle the connection between people, their neighborhoods and nature.
It stands as a beacon and guardian, protecting our neighborhoods from everything that threatens them.
It aims to empower individuals and groups, bringing together their ideas and concerns on a common platform, bringing people closer to the environment they live in.
Volunteering is the lifeblood of Save Your Hood.
Through the self-organized, collective efforts of local volunteers, a vast network has flourished in all neighborhoods. These volunteers are not just participants – they are active, independent agents of change, intervening wherever and whenever their communities are needed, taking responsibility for caring for and protecting their neighborhoods.
Save Your Hood is not just a movement.
It is an embodiment of the community spirit and a testament to the transformative power of unity.
Together, we're saving not just neighborhoods, we're saving the very essence of our world – one cleanup, one rescue and one wetland at a time.
Litres of Trash
Wild Animals Rescued
The Save Your Hood movement was born as a thought during the first lockdown (spring 2020) by Vassilis Sfakianopoulos, while it started and gained great strength in the second (autumn 2020) with the first initiative taking place on November 15, 2020.
The organization's name comes from a desire to empower individuals to make a difference in their own communities.
The idea for Save Your Hood was born during the first lockdown in Greece, when people had more free time and were more likely to be outdoors. Vasilis Sfakianopoulos, the founder of the organization, was walking in the hills of Athens when he saw someone throw a plastic bottle on the ground.
This incident prompted him to start a Facebook group called Save Your Hood, which he used to organize cleanups and raise awareness about the issue of waste.
The group quickly grew in popularity, and soon there were teams of volunteers organizing cleanups all over Greece. The organization also started to work with local authorities to implement waste management initiatives.