Environment festival celebrates 20th birthday this weekend in Brussels
Friday, 31 May 2019
The festival kicks off this Friday evening at Tour & Taxis with the “Happy Ears party”. Credit: Brusselslife
The festival of the environment, organised each year by Bruxelles Environnement, is celebrating its 20 years of existence from Friday through to Sunday. The festivities will follow one another, initially at the Tour & Taxis site then at the Cinquantenaire, and will focus on the “enduring generations.”
The festival kicks off this Friday evening at Tour & Taxis with the “Happy Ears party”, a “silent” battle between DJs who will share the audience via interposed headphones.
It will be followed on Saturday by a “hackaton”, that is a special day of co-creation to reflect on solutions in order to integrate the circular economy, intelligent towns, platforms of cooperation and a personal policy of zero waste in our daily lives. To do this, Bruxelles Environnement proposes to gather together experts and those who can bring fresh ideas to transform them into real solutions.
The following day, Sunday, the traditional festival of the environment will take up its quarters around the Cinquantenaire fountain, near Mérode station. The public will be invited to wander around the stands and take part in activities centred on climate, eating (Good Food), Zero Waste, nature in the city and the “enduring generations”, this year’s theme. Visitors will be able try their hand at clothes transformation, meditation, making lacto-fermented vegetables, how to utilise reusable nappies, etc.
To celebrate the Grand Departure of the Tour de France from Brussels, the bike festival will also take place at the Cinquantenaire on Sunday, which is the eve of world bike day.