Photographer:Giorgio | Bruno Photographer:Giorgio | Lisbeth at the food contest Photographer:Giorgio | The Earth Day Saturday Market Photographer:Giorgio | Njal Photographer:Giorgio | Children Market Photographer:Giorgio | Bicycle shop Photographer:Giorgio | Repairing a puncture and playing with organic food.
16 Apr / 2011Program by:

Earth Day Eco-Market

Auroville’s Earth Day Week got its kick-off on Saturday April 16th with the Eco-Market at the Solar Kitchen. From 9:30 am to 1:30pm, over fifteen stands gave the opportunity to discover, taste, or buy eco-food or products such as recycled clothes and bags, bicycles at cheaper prices, solar lights, water filters or pesto, marmalade and pickles from Aurovillian eco-farms. Njal informed, yet again, on the petition against Endosulfan and on alternative solutions, selling a wide range of books regarding health and environmental issues as well. Everyone could share the on-spot fire-cooked food or register for any of the coming Guided Tours on Auroville’s cycle trails offered during Earth Week.

The Earth Day Food Contest had quite a success as the emptiness of all food pots revealed by the end of the morning; results will be announced on Saturday April 23rd at 7 pm at the Visitors’ Center. Kids also had lots to get busy with making braids with used fabrics or body-painting at the Kids Village right in the middle of the market.More than 45 events are organized during this week to celebrate and give green food for thoughts on Earth Day. Next Eco-Market will take place at the Visitors’ Center on Saturday April 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm.