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Thursday 14th of May 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Τhe second Ecological Celebration in Cyprus
Exhibition of ecological products, practical applications and information

Τhe second large scale Ecological Celebration in Cyprus will take place on Sunday, the 7th of June 2015, from 11am in the morning until 8pm in the afternoon in Nicosia at Academy’s National Forest Park in Aglantzia (Larnacos Avenue).

At the Celebration the chance will be given for awareness and dialogue on crucial present environmental issues, having as main axes the promotion of cooperation and solidarity, and the exchange of ideas and education.

The goal of the Celebration is to support and promote the direct relationship between producer and consumer; natural quality food for all; products sourced locally; affordable and fair prices; processing by traditional methods; our reconnection with nature; collective initiatives and collaborations; and our disconnection from industrialization and the illogical commercialization of everything.

At the Ecological Celebration local producers will participate with naturally grown quality vegetables and legumes (without chemicals and fertilizers), naturally prepared health products made with respect towards nature (no animal testing), and natural ecological products (cleaning products-cosmetics). In addition, certain organisations and groups will be present who deal with ecology, sustainability, and biodiversity and who are active in promoting ecological issues such as natural cultivations, the creation of urban vegetable gardens, recycling, education programs, health awareness, and workshops. Visitors will have the chance to discuss with them and receive all the information they wish about these initiatives.

During the day the public will made aware of all of the above issues, as well as be able to attend several production workshops which will take place. In addition, there will be a kid’s corner with activities related to ecological matters, a cultural program, as well as presentations in which specialists will briefly present their topic, followed by dialogue and exchange of views with the attendants.

Program of activities

Presentations
11:30 – 12:30 Heirloom Seeds and Natural Cultivations
12:30 – 13:30 Natural Health – Healing with Natural Therapies without Chemical Medicine
16:00 – 17:00 Composting at Home
17:00 – 18:00 Natural Building and Alternative Approaches to Sustainable Architecture
18:00 – 19:00 Degrowth and Collectiveness

Workshops
11:30 – 12:30 Bread Making
11:30 – 13:30 Construction of a Solar Oven
15:30 – 16:30 Making homemade Pasta
16:30 – 17:30 Production of handmade Ointment for mosquito bites
17:30 – 18:30 Making Jam with Agave syrup

Composting with Earthworms: throughout the day

Kid’s Corner
11:30 – 12:00 Kids’ Yoga
16:00 – 16:30 Kids’ Yoga
16:30 – 17:30 Fresh Local Herbs – Meeting and Planting

Throughout the day: Handcrafts from Recycled Materials

Coordinated by the groups Amarantos, Anakyklos Perivallontiki, Movement of Life Cyprus and Utopia Collectiva, with the support of the Department of Forests and “To Koukounari” coffee shop.