Karpasia/Karpaz Green Festival

Jun 8, 2014

EU, UNDP and Civil Society team up to promote environmental protection and celebrate World Environmental Day 2014.

What better place to celebrate World Environmental Day and promote the benefits of a greener and more sustainable development than the Karpasia/Karpaz region - the finger-like peninsula in the northern part of Cyprus, known for its unspoilt landscape and wild environment?

Under the slogan "Green is Beautiful", the European Union, the 11 grant winners civil society organizations of the EU funded call for proposals "Green is Beautiful- Small grants for Karpasia/Karpaz" and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) invite you to the first Karpasia/Karpaz Green Festival!

The Green Festival will take place on Sunday June 8th from 4pm to sunset at Agios Theodoros Ammochostou / Aytotoro Magusa / Cayirova pic-nic area and aims to combine fun sport and cultural activities with environmental awareness and social responsibility.

Visitors can attend home-composting workshops and buy handmade crafts and food made by local women while enjoying different open air and nature-themed activities, for adults and children, including nature walks, birds' nest craft and painting, bicycle rides, camp games, music, theater, and dance performances. Click here to read the full programme!

Green is Beautiful” pilot projects started in September 2013 thanks to European Union funds and UNDP support. It provided small grants of up to 15,000 EUR to 11 civil society organizations and so far has succeeded in mobilizing more than 1200 people, of which 340 are primary school children living in the region, through different workshops, seminars, and environmental educational activities. Click here to read more about the 11 projects.

Many educational activities were designed to get children to think about a greener and brighter future for their region through interactive and open-air activities. In addition, local communities had access to free information on environmental protection, including on waste management, as well as to awareness on the negative impacts that unsustainable development in the region can have on the local endemic flora, fauna and people’s health.

With nature as their stage and by using their own words, local participating children will use singing, drawing and dance performances to tell us about the future they want for the Karpasia/Karpaz region. Join them!

Cypriot media are invited to cover the event.

Contact information

For more information please contact UNDP-PFF at:
Mail: registry.pff.cy@undp.org / Tel. +357 22874733+357 22874733 or +90 392 2200027+90 392 2200027 / Twitter: @undp_pff

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