to shape our future!
Sifnos becomes the first energy-autonomous island of the Mediterranean.
We completed (7/2016) the technical study for the RES hybrid power station with pumped storage plant aiming at gradually reducing the consumption of imported oil in the island, in the most economically efficient way and we keep on going...
Sifnos stops using plastic bags
We continue its campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags, that started in June 2015 with the action "Do it like a Sifnian!" which was launched on 15.04.2016. Action supported by the Municipality, Associations, Institutions and many businesses on the island...
Producers support and promotion of local products of Sifnos
We study, in cooperation with local professional bodies, the creation of infrastructure and purchase equipment for the proper promotion of local products outside the island. The action is scheduled to start in October 2016.
The "Energy and Development Cooperative of Sifnos Coop. Ltd." is a Civil Cooperative.
A Civil Cooperative combines two key elements: It is firstly a business, but also has social and democratic operating standards and objectives laid down by Greek legislation and statutes.
We chose the form of the Civil Association because it has advantages that Social Cooperatives and Companies do not have. A Civil Cooperative cannot be bought out as can another type of company, however it can develop in the same way as other types of companies.
It is not limited by the laws of a Social Cooperative, which is authorized to distribute profits only under certain conditions. In Civil Cooperatives members themselves decide at the General Meeting, if and how to manage their earnings.
The governance of the cooperative is exercised by the General Assembly, the Governing Board and the Supervisory Board.
The Sifnos Island Cooperative (SIC) was established in 2013 in order to meet needs that currently fail, especially in areas such as green energy, environmental protection, tourism, transport, optimized production, packaging and handling of local products.
Today, we already have more than 100 members, residents of the island and guests/friends.
Our goal is through a common effort, to take action on socially responsible development and promotion of the island as well as the long-term prosperity of the local community.