Sunday, June 5th: Commons and Degrowth — From Akamas to Karpasia

Syspirosi Atakton will be taking part at this year’s Ecofestival this coming Sunday, 5th of June with a presentation on “Commons and Degrowth – From Akamas to Karpasia”! The presentations and the discussion which will follow will be in English!


The full schedule, as posted on Ecofestival’s Facebook page:

Cyprus’ Ecological Celebration is again taking place during the first Sunday of June to create an experience you should not miss!

Through more human focused and collective structures, Cyprus’ Third Ecological Celebration offers an alternative approach to ecology based on cooperation and solidarity, education and exchange of ideas, for example on: a more direct relationship between the producer and the consumer; natural and quality food for all; locally sourced products; fair and affordable prices; traditional processing methods; our reconnection with nature; collective initiatives and collaborations; and promotion of lifestyles which go against the industrialization and commercialization of everything.

At the Ecological Celebration local producers participate with naturally grown quality vegetables and legumes (without chemicals and fertilizers), naturally prepared health products made with respect towards nature (no animal testing), and natural ecological products (cleaning products-cosmetics). In addition, organisations and groups who works on issues such as ecology, sustainability, and biodiversity and who are active in promoting ecological issues such as natural cultivations, the creation of urban vegetable gardens, recycling, education programs, health awareness, and workshops will also be present. Visitors will have the chance to discuss with them and receive information about these initiatives.

The public will have the opportunity throughout the day to be educated around all of the above issues, as well as attend a number of workshops. In addition, there will be a kid’s corner with ecologically-related activities, a cultural program, as well as specialist presentations, where besides the brief introduction of a topic, there will be dialogue and exchange of views with the attendants.

Program of Activities

11:30 – 12:15 Living in highly Efficient Green Houses
12:30 – 13:45 The Seven Golden Rules to Healthy Eating and Living
15:00 – 15:45 Getting to know the Bee
15:45 – 16:30 Heirloom Seeds and Online Platfrom Save Gea
16:30 – 17:15 Designing Home and School Gardens with Cypriot and Endemic Plants
17:15 – 18:00 Permaculture ans the Urban Life: A more natural way of living
18:00 – 18:45 Commons and Degrowth: From Akamas to Karpasia

12:00 – 13:30 Bread Making
15:00 – 16:00 Frame Drum: a small fantastic drum with a fascinating history
16:00 – 17:00 Production of Beeswax Creams
Composting with Earthworms (throughout the day)
Collecting Seeds from Vegetables (throughout the day)
11:00 – 11:30 The Circle that fits All: A circle full with energy
11:30 – 12:00 Yoga: A magic journey in a fantastic forest
12:00 – 12:30 Ecological Succession: Nature is wise and knows
12:30 – 15:30 Drawing for the Environment
15:30 – 16:30 Music through Games, Movement and Improvisation
16:30 – 17:30 Games of Collaboration and Solidarity
17:30 – 18:30 Musical Games with percussions, improvised instruments, body – drumming
Eathink – Getting to know our Food through games (throughout the day)
Handcrafts from Recycled Materials (throughout the day)

*11:30 – 12:15 & 17:30 – 18:15 Hatha Yoga
*Painting Competition “153 Birds” (throughout the day)
*17:00 Bring your music instruments and join in a circle, creating our own rhythms

Place: Athalassas National Forest Park – southwest entrance, Nicosia

* Free entrance

f: Οικογιορτή-Κύπρου
Tel. 70007102