Bio-Culture: An Olympiad of Values
October 10, 1997
On Friday, October 10, 1997, a meeting on “Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture: An Olympiad of Values” took place in Kalamata, Greece. The meeting, held under the auspices of the Environmental Committee of the Municipality of Kalamata, featured B.I.O. President and Founder, Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, as keynote speaker. Speakers also included Environmental Committee President, Mr. Basil Dikaioulakos, and B.I.O. Member and Physicist, Mr. Christos Efthymiopoulos.
Prof. Vlavianos Arvanitis discussed the need for new values in society, and the promotion of biocentric initiatives in every field of human endeavour. She also stressed the need for a re-evaluation of priorities and for a conscious commitment from every citizen in the world to protect the bio-environment and guarantee a better quality of life for the generations to come. Mr. Dikaioulakos expressed complete support of the B.I.O. initiative to establish Greece as the global meeting point for the bio-assessment of cultural and societal values for the millennium, and proposed Kalamata as the centre for the assessment of values pertaining to freedom. He also proposed the establishment of an International University for the Bio-Environment (I.U.B.E.) branch in Kalamata, and plans for co-operation between the Municipal Environmental Committee and the B.I.O. Mr. Efthymiopoulos compared and contrasted the concept of sustainable development with Biopolitics and the Bios Theory and explained why Biopolitics provides a more efficient, long-range solution to environmental problems.