OPINION

Hope rises from the ashes of ruin

Hope rises from the ashes of catastrophe. Civil society is turning the page by taking protest action a step further. Civil society groups are no longer just pointing a finger at the shortcomings of the state apparatus but have actually started efforts to amend for them. The sharp rise in the number of volunteers who join organizations for the protection of the environment marks a qualitative shift in Greek society. It shows that the number of people who are asking what the country can do for them is in decline. Now, the ranks of those who seek to put themselves in the service of the country – the ranks of active citizens – are swelling. But there is much to be done and an even greater number of people is needed to save what is left.