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Alternatiba: grass-roots alternatives to climate change

Alternatiba: A grassroots alternative to climate change

The Alternatiba Festival successfully proved that there are alternatives to climate change in addition to the energy transition. Without them, it is impossible to mitigate the impact of climate change.

After 5637 kilometers of cycling, the Alternatiba Festival finally arrived in Paris on September 26, and left Bayonne in early June, passing through Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and most of France. In these four months, more than The population of 300,000 187 cities and towns.

Alternatiba was born in Bayonne, Basque Country, France two years ago, hoping to provide a real grassroots alternative to climate change. Two years later, it has become the largest environmental protection festival in the history of France, and it has raised people's awareness of climate change as a systemic issue that requires systematic changes.

The Paris weekend is composed of 14 different “blocks”, from “energy” to “zero waste”, as well as “banking” and “agriculture”, emphasizing that the fight against climate change itself is diverse and requires all sectors Efforts. More than 60,000 people visited the booths of NGOs, associations and civil society, participated in the "Feed 5000" event lectures, ate "unwaste food", and generally enjoyed the good mood of people mobilized and participated to improve their lives And atmosphere. The earth, our present and our future.

Zero waste is particularly eye-catching at the Paris Transition Festival, thanks to the efforts of the French Zero Waste friends who provided expertise on how to minimize waste during the event: store and recycle cups, increase biological waste and compostable products Separation, ensuring proper information, etc. At the same time, the zero waste community emphasized the importance of tackling climate change from a waste society to a zero waste society. Zero Waste France proposed their B'OM plan, a citizen-led alternative plan to replace the construction of a large incinerator in Ivry (Paris area), organized a seminar on how to make cloth bags and another on batch A seminar on the importance of buying and how to do so. Their junk autopsy was also successful, showing that there are still many non-recyclable products that need to be redesigned.

Les Amis de la Terre (French Friends of the Earth) submitted a reuse guide and participated in the debate on "planned obsolescence" with HAP, a new organization that aims to combat artificial limitations on product life. Other booths offer training in composting and earthworm composting, or warn about the most useless large investments in French waste facilities (mainly MBT factories and incinerators). The Repair Cafe demonstrated how to allow citizens to reuse their products, and other groups showed upgraded items.

The “water” community complements the “water” community, among which surfers emphasize marine garbage and plastics, the “bank” community advocates the withdrawal of funds from environmentally toxic projects such as incinerators, and the “housing” community emphasizes the importance of green buildings and recyclable building materials sex.

In general, the Alternatiba Festival successfully proved that there are alternatives to climate change in addition to the energy transition. Without them, it is impossible to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Zero waste is a particularly eye-catching aspect of the Paris Alternate Music Festival, thanks to the efforts of the friends of Zero Waste in France who provided expertise on how to reduce waste during the event.

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