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Posidonia Green Festival

Posidonia Green Festival

Two days to enjoy art, respect for the environment and sustainable development.

In the shallows of the Mediterranean Sea lives a plant of great ecological value that creates the habitat for many marine species. It is Posidonia oceanica, a marine plant (although many people call it an alga), which forms underwater meadows and is an iconic species in our region. Due to its importance and the threats to which it is exposed, this plant has been chosen to name the Posidonia Green Festival, an event that, since 2008, has been organised in various places in the Mediterranean to promote protection of the environment, a culture focussed on sustainability and artistic expression.

For the second consecutive year, the festival is taking place on 12 and 13 October in Barcelona at the Maritime Museum and brings together many different activities for people of all ages. In addition to talks, debates, screenings, workshops and awareness-raising action, the visual arts and music will also play a leading role. One of the aspects that characterises the festival is specific action to put the concepts of responsibility and sustainability into practice. Steps will thus be taken to reduce energy consumption and maximise the use of energy from renewable sources. There will be selective collection of waste, reduction and lowered use of resources will be encouraged, and preference will be given to transport in electric vehicles, local products and responsible consumption, recycled materials and biodegradable plastics. All in all, it is a festival that is seeking to be consistent in terms of both the contents of the activities and the means with which they are performed.

Posidonia meadows are not only home to many different species and the basis for a complex trophic network; they also clean and oxygenate the water, mitigate the impact of waves and reduce the erosion of beaches and the coast. However, these ecosystems have been threatened for many decades. Impact such as boats' anchors, water pollution and infrastructure built on the coastline are damaging these precious habitats. This is just one small example of the global transformation that the world is experiencing due to human activity. At Posidonia Green Festival you will be able to find out about many other cases of the impact we are having but, above all, you will discover many different ideas and proposals to help mitigate it.

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Publication date: Thursday, 03 October 2019
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