Switzerland will not participate in Copernicus for financial reasons

Switzerland will not participate in Copernicus for financial reasons
Switzerland will not participate in Copernicus for financial reasons

Organized last year for the first time, the urban banquets of the City of Geneva are back this year. Four new editions will take place in May. These moments of sharing will be an opportunity to promote local products, the City of Geneva noted on Wednesday.

Various activities are planned to liven up the events. There will be stands raising awareness of sustainable food, participatory gardening or lactofermentation workshops, sustainable fashion presentations, explanations on the reuse of objects, all accompanied by music.

These banquets allow residents to reclaim their public space. They are also a great way to get a message across. The City of Geneva highlights themes related to the climate. In particular, she wants to show how a change in eating habits can improve the situation.

In Switzerland, food is responsible for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly due to production methods, but also processing, transport, distribution and preparation methods, underlines the municipality . However, simple measures can limit this impact.

The City of Geneva places particular emphasis on reducing food waste. Today, a person throws away 100 kilos of food per year. A second relatively easy action is to modify the contents of the plate, by consuming local seasonal products and limiting the consumption of meat products.

The banquets will be held in four districts. Next Saturday, the Acacias will host the event. On Wednesday, May 15, the banquet will be held in Champel. On Saturday May 25, the Pâquis will be invested. Finally, on Friday May 31, Eaux-Vives will take over.

This article was automatically published. Source: ats

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