Anne and John Bowers. John and Anne are both now retired. Anne was a teacher of Ancient Greek and has been studying modern Greek for many years. John was an ecological economist at the University of Leeds who has written books and articles on many aspects of European environmental policy. A report on green tourism in Lesbos and the Polychnitos Thermal baths is available on his own website (http://lubswww.leeds.ac.uk/MKB/johnbowers).
John and Anne first visited Lesbos in 1983 and
have been many times
since. In the 1980's, before the hotels were built, they stayed in apartments
overlooking the pool in Skala Kallonis. Now they stay in Skala Polychnitou. They
produced the earliest printed reports of spring bird migration in Lesbos.
A complete set of their reports 1982-2000 is available for consultation at the
information centre run by Lefteris Papafilippou in Skala Polychnitou.
Carol is director of Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Religion (http://www.goddessariadne.org) offering educational programmes for women in Lesbos and Crete. She is author of 6 books including Womenspirit Rising (Harper & Row, 1979) and Rebirth of the Goddess (Routledge, 1998). She believes that the moral challenge of our time is whether human beings can find ways to live in greater harmony with each other and all beings in the web of life.
Carol is our Vice President.
Lefteris is an organic farmer in Skala Polychnitou and a strong believer
in the need to farm and fish in ways that safeguard the habitats of Lesbos, in
particular the precious and delicate ecosystems of the gulf of Kalloni. He works
Meyer on green tourism. He produces very high quality organic olive oil. He has
reconstructed an historic house in Polychnitos, which is sometimes rented to green tourists. He maintains an information
centre in Skala Polychnitou on Lesbos and its environment, which contains an excellent collection of books
articles. The information centre serves as the headquarters for Friends of Green
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