Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EUROPA 2016 - Think Green - Finland 6.5.2016

Thank you Ella for this nice EUROPA FDC.

The theme of the 2016 EUROPA stamps is environmentalism in Europe-“Think Green”. The bicycle image of Cypriot Doxia Sergidou, the winner of a design contest organized in 2015, is reflected in the EUROPA stamps of European postal services.

The stamp motif is the work of Ms. Doxia Sergidou. When asked about the concept of the design Ms. Sergidou explains that “the main purpose was to show that it is in our hand to create a greener planet. Thus, I have placed a hand on the top side of the stamp which basically represents anyone of us, actively replacing the grey colour (the environmental pollution) with the green colour which symbolizes environmental living and hope, and in turn inspire us for a better world”.
“The left side of the stamp represents the polluted side and is painted grey showing us the tremendous disaster caused by the industries, automotive vehicles, power generation and inefficient waste. It also shows how the human activities are negatively influencing the environment. In contrast on the right side of the stamp, is the green side which show us how using renewable energy resources, acting in a more environmental way and becoming more environmentally aware could positively affect the environment. This will not only have a positive effect in our generation, but it will also help the future ones to co-exist in harmony” adds Ms. Sergidou.

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