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Erin McGoff Introduces Lefteris Arapakis

Erin McGoff Introduces Lefteris Arapakis


There aren’t plenty of fish in the sea - not anymore.

Lefteris Arapakis grew up in a family where generations before him were fishermen. But, as the climate of the Mediterranean changes, so does the fishing economy.  And while he was trying to solve that, Mr. Arapakis stumbled on a different solution. Now the self-proclaimed “worst fisherman in Greece” is hauling in a bountiful catch every day - of plastic pollution.

We talked to him about how to use local knowledge and direct action to find solutions that work for your community - and how a bottle of whiskey can kick start the process.

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