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Autumn diary: numerous initiatives dedicated to ecological transition around Geneva

This year, several events linked to the environment, sustainable food and the climate will be held in September and October, with the “covid” postponements being added to the usual autumn schedule. We hope that a great many of you will participate in these events.

Agenda automnal - transition écologique

Autumn will have plenty to offer anyone keen to meet the stakeholders of transition within the territory of Geneva! A series of conferences, films, debates, workshops, meals and exhibitions can be enjoyed every week until mid-October. The City of Geneva supports this plethora of diverse and creative associative actions essential to ecological transition and resilience at a local level.

In the field of food, the Semaine du Goût will set the ball rolling from 17 to 27 September! Almost 50 of the city’s restaurants will participate, serving up local, seasonal and home-made dishes. This year, particular emphasis will be placed on vegetarian cuisine, with a special prize for the most inventive restaurant in this domain. The sustainable food forum will bring the "l’Automne du goût" to a close, which begins with Festi’Terroir from 12 to 16 October.


Then there is the 6th edition of Alternatiba-Léman: this large-scale annual festival of alternatives with shows, conferences, film screenings and stands will be held from 19 to 26 September with the participation of some 170 local associations and institutions active in the field of ecological transition. The municipality will play an active role in several round tables while on the Saturday, a whole village of stands will open its doors in les Bastions. This year, the Alternatiba programme will also include film screenings from the 15th edition of the Festival du Film Vert, which was interrupted in March 2020. Amateurs of ecological films can continue their exploration on 10 and 11 October at the Festival international des films sur les glaciers.

Anyone looking for something more hands-on can sign up for the following activities: the workshops of Zero Waste Switzerland and L'art du cosmétique au naturel, which offer participants the chance to learn how to reduce their household waste, develop their craft skills and prioritise natural products. And on 3 and 4 October, the 10th edition of Net'Léman will be organised, the large-scale participatory cleaning operation for Lake Geneva (registration obligatory for all these activities on the website of the associations concerned). On Sunday 20 September, Genève Cultive invites you to the “Journée Jardins  urbains ouverts” to discover a range of stunning urban kitchen garden initiatives on the southern shore.

Finally, you can explore two open-air exhibitions. The first is on Quai Gustave Ador until 30 September. It presents 17 portraits of men and women from Geneva committed to Un Monde Meilleur. The second exhibition, entitled "#YouNeedToKnow” and running until 11 September, explores the sustainable development goals on Place des Nations Unies.

The organisers of these events are committed to complying with the health measures issued by the FOPH and the Canton of Geneva.


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Article modifié le 22.09.2020 à 05:49