A letter to the inhabitants of Korestia, Kastoria
In August 2021 the lights of the local media of Kastoria fell on the assembly of the inhabitants of Korestia in Kastoria who react to the installation of a fur farm and the effects that this installation may have on their quality of life and the ecology of their area.
Deputies and mayors in part reassured them, that they should consider that such investments bring jobs to their area and that there may indeed be a risk of ecological degradation, but the responsibility is on specific services of the region. They were promised that they would look into the matter again and that the investment might be made elsewhere..
These were the conclusions of the meeting and the future of the investment remained uncertain.. At the same time, the investor himself issued a statement with reassuring words, to alleviate reservations, focusing of course on job opportunities. Residents, however, are trying to organize against the investment, making it clear that they were not touched by unspecified complacency.
For our part, we want to congratulate you, resident of Korestia, for your fighting spirit and we unequivocally declare that we are on your side.. But we also want to give you the big picture of what you are facing.
It is now a common practice of all kinds of investors to methodize their investments underground and secretly., to bypass the reactions of local areas.
We see it everywhere in the region of Western Macedonia and we know that it happens everywhere in Greece.
We see it in the ways of installing wind turbines.
We see it in the agreements of the companies that install Photovoltaics in the private fields, bypassing quotas in the commitment of agricultural land for the benefit of energy production.
But they try to overtake you because they are afraid of you. They are afraid of your reaction, They are afraid of your organized and dynamic struggles.
And do not have delusions dear resident of Korestia that they are interested in your ecological parameters and quality of life. If you hope for control by the relevant government agencies, which are easily silenced and accepted under political pressure, then you can only remember the mild fines in the companies that polluted the aquifer of Dispilio.
You already know for sure that they bring alien species to the precious and rare natural environment in which you live. You know that many of them escape by creating problems of adaptation to the fauna of your area. After all, you see it where farms have already been established.
Ξέρεις επίσης την οσφρητική όχληση που δημιουργούν. Μην πιαστείς στη φάκα με το τυράκι των θέσεων εργασίας που υπόσχονται. Be aware that these investments are declining in northern countries and migrating to areas that may still be profitable..
And in fact with very low salaries. After all, you know the working conditions from similar investments and the people who work there.
These investments obviously have an expiration date. The fur industry itself has an expiration date.
But as long as there are still slim profit prospects, some will invest even if there is no long-term perspective. Ακόμα κι αν οι επενδυτές γνωρίζουν ότι πίσω τους θα αφήσουν έρημα κουφάρια κτιριακών υποδομών δίχως δυνατότητα αξιοποίησής τους και ένα φυσικό περιβάλλον υποβαθμισμένο.
Η περιοχή σου θα μπορούσε να αξιοποιηθεί με χίλιους δύο άλλους τρόπους. Τα πλινθόκτιστα “χωριά φαντάσματα” έχουν γίνει σήμα κατατεθέν και έχουν εμπνεύσει ακόμα και κινηματογραφικές ταινίες.
Είναι ακόμα μια ξεχασμένη τεχνική δόμησης κτιρίων με βιοκλιματικά χαρακτηριστικά που μπορούν να αξιοποιηθούν ως πρότυπο για νέα υλικά δόμησης βασισμένα σε αυτή τη τεχνική. Θα μπορούσαμε να επεκταθούμε σε διάφορες ιδέες εναλλακτικών τρόπων επενδύσεων, αλλά ξεφεύγουν από το στόχο αυτής της ανακοίνωσης.
Κάτοικε των Κορεστείων, είμαστε μαζί σου και ελπίζουμε στο μέλλον να είσαι το ίδιο δυναμικός και αγωνιστικός, ώστε να σωθούν κι άλλοι τόποι όπως ο δικός σου, από την επέλαση του αδίστακτου κεφαλαίου.
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