Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

  • The Responsible Consumption Fair at night
  • Stall at the Responsible Consumption Fair
  • The Responsible Consumption Fair at night
  • Stall at the Responsible Consumption Fair
  • Map of the Responsible Consumption Fair
  • Stall at the Responsible Consumption Fair
  • Stall at the Responsible Consumption Fair
  • Tent at the Responsible Consumption Fair

The Fair gets stronger, raising awareness on the climate emergency

The fair, involving about sixty projects, entities and companies, was located in the outer crown of the square between December 20 and 31, 2019.

The fair gains weight among the various Christmas events and activities, with nearly 75,000 visitors and sales worth over 130,000 euros, notching up similar figures to last year despite being three days shorter. The ten-day event saw over sixty entities, businesses and projects from the social and solidarity economy take part by organising more than fifty activities, offering a social return and paving the way for the Responsible Consumption Week scheduled for the second half of March.

This Christmas, for the fifth consecutive year, the fair showed the city's residents that responsible consumption and the local social and solidarity economy are already a reality in Barcelona. The Fair showed how purchasing and consuming in a sustainable and supportive way all year round and in all the city's districts is possible. Once again, special emphasis was placed on responsible consumption and its principles and practices with a municipal Responsible Consumption Space stand and a specific programme for the fair's event marquee.

Visitors found nearly 60 social and solidarity economy projects, organisations and businesses that offered a wide range of services and products relating, among other things, to crafts, food, clothes, culture and knowledge, books, health and healing.

Despite lasting three days less than last year, this year’s event matched last year’s figures with 75,000 people taking part (62% women and 38% men) at the 38 wooden booths, and 130,000 euros in sales around the huts and food stalls. This is the first year that the total volume of sales has been calculated, the corresponding figure of 130,000 euros demonstrating how the fair provides important support for the city’s social and solidarity economy.

Responsible consumption for a habitable city and planet

This year’s fair conveyed the idea of how we can make a habitable city and planet through responsible consumption, with 1,000 men and 2,500 women taking part in discovery and practical activities to combat the climate emergency. People were invited to discover responsible consumption by visiting 38 wooden huts and learning about the work done by entities from the social and solidarity economy.

One activity invited people to fill in a card (a seed of change) and explain everyday ways of changing consumption habits instead of changing the climate. The suggestions gathered were displayed on Tuesday 31 at the end of the fair, setting out responsible consumption resolutions for 2020.

Like last year, the fifth edition of the fair also transferred the Responsible Consumption Space to the square, away from its usual location in the Municipal Consumer Information Office (OMIC). This municipal resource, opened in March 2018, is located at Ronda de Sant Pau, 43, baixos, and mainly works to inform people and raise awareness about responsible consumption.

The Fair gets stronger, raising awareness on the climate emergency

The fair, involving about sixty projects, entities and companies, was located in the outer crown of the square between December 20 and 31, 2019.

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