Victor Ananias has an interesting multicultural background, his father being from Chile and his mother from Turkey, growing up for the first five years in Germany and then moving to Turkey. While searching as a young man for global answers to present environmental and social problems of our society he founded the Bugday Association 17 years ago. Parallel to this Victor Ananias initiated and managed an ecological-cultural learning center in Bodrum for nine years.
Ten years ago he started the Ecological Living magazine and opened the first organic store in Istanbul. It is fair to say that he is the leading pioneer promoter of the organic movement in Turkey. He is a “glocal” (global/ local) activist working e.g. in IFOAM, the European Environmental Bureau, establishing Willing Workers On Organic Farms and cooperating with eco-tourism NGO ECEAT on the agro-eco-tourism project TaTuTa.
Victor Ananias has extraordinary skills in networking and uniting people for a common cause. He is highly respected by citizens and the NGO community in Turkey as well as at official and government level. With a focus on organic agriculture and environmental protection he has dedicated his life to promoting and developing sustainable living in its broadest sense.