After two virtual years, the environmental festival is finally back at the Brandenburg Tor. On Sunday, the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin will once again celebrate together with Berlin and its guests in the very centre of the city. "This year we are particularly pleased about the high-calibre guests who will be celebrating International Environment Day with us," says Sandra Kolberg, Managing Director of the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin.
For example, Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Federal Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir - in keeping with this year's motto "Water - Elixir of Life" - will debate with Prof. Dr. Götz Rehn, Managing Director of Alnatura, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Vogtmann, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Alnatura Organic Farmers' Initiative, on the large festival stage about solutions for sustainable agriculture in view of drought, pollutant emissions and soil degradation. On the stage at the Soviet Memorial, the topic of vegan nutrition is on the programme. Cooking shows will demonstrate how many delicious things can be conjured up from vegan ingredients. The play "The Dragons of the Sea" by the street theatre group "Producciones Abismales" will address the issue of ocean pollution caused by plastic waste.
In addition, more than 200 exhibitors on Germany's largest ecological adventure mile will offer numerous entertaining hands-on activities and provide exciting information. A play street mobile, a water playground, an environmental quiz and a paint kitchen are just a few examples that show that the 2022 Environment Festival will be a colourful world of experience to look at, touch and try out. There will be buzzing and humming at the large Organic Farm Experience (BioErlebnisBauernhof), which the Association for the Promotion of Organic Farming (Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Landbau Berlin-Brandenburg (FÖL)) is creating at the Environmental Festival. On no less than 2,000 square metres, young and old visitors can get a taste of the countryside, discover a straw bouncy castle and a grain bath, and get active in a children's bakery and a potato field.
This year, the Grand Prize of the Environmental Festival will again be awarded to particularly innovative and environmentally friendly ideas, products or services to honour special achievements in nature conservation and environmental protection. And in 2022, the Environmental Festival will once again be the destination of the ADFC's Cycling Star Tour. Numerous bands, performances, several hands-on activities and comedians will ensure an entertaining summer day. A wide range of organic street food will be available.
Further information and the exact programme can be found at www.umweltfestival.de.