ACT FOR GLOBAL GOALS FESTIVAL

Come join us between 25-30 September 2020, for the second edition of the Act for Global Goals festival as we start the #DecadeofAction together: 10 years of ambitious action to transform our world. Each day of the event will focus on a different theme and includes inspiring activities, workshops, sessions, and lectures.

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FESTIVAL AGENDA

THE FESTIVAL

Let us inspire you! Many people and organizations are already working towards the Global Goals in Maastricht and the EU-region. We will start each day by showing you what is already happening and how you can help make a difference. Beautiful excursions, inspiring workshops, useful tips: Act Now activities are fun, accessible and effective. There is a great offline day program throughout the city, of course Corona proof. Sjeng aon de Geng! A better world starts here, right now.

Ready for more? In the evening it will be time for action. During inspiring online talks, thought-leaders put a dot on the horizon for each theme: how will our world look like in 2030? What are the main challenges? Why act now? And which steps do we need to take together towards a more sustainable and inclusive world? In the months that follow, we will organize follow-up sessions and focus on other challenges together with local partners.

SEPTEMBER 25 – WHAT ARE THE SDGS?

ZERO WASTE WANDELTOUR

Froan will take you on an zero waste and sustainable shopping tour in Maastricht. A tour full of inspiration and interaction with like-minded people.


YOGA “DE DUURZAME STAD”

In the field between the plants and flowers of the beautiful LOCO gardens, we share everyone’s contribution from our conscious self to a better world.


DE WERELDDOELEN IN BEELD

Ten primary schools from Maastricht exhibit photos about their view of the 17 Goals at Tapijn. The exhibition opens from Sept. 25 and lasts until Oct. 11, 2020.


ONLINE INSPIRATION SESSION

Maastricht Global Goals stad – in gesprek met Nationale SDG Coördinator Sandra Pellegrom, Mena Kilani (SDG Nederland) en lokale “Global Goals Getters”


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SEPTEMBER 26 – ECOLOGICAL CEILING

LIVE UIT SCHIERMONNIKOOG

Schiermonnikoog enthusiast Peter Alblas takes you live to this beautiful Wadden Island. What about our solidarity with the birds and other fellow creatures, as tourists?


PERMACULTURE

Using permaculture to grow sustainable food with surplus? Why should you and how do you do that? In this activity you will harvest, taste and broaden your horizons.


NJAMASTE: YOGA IN DE NATUUR

Yoga in nature: Revitalize by experiencing the connection between your own nature and the 5 natural elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. No experience necessary.


PROEF DE GLOBAL GOALS

Neighborhood walk with visits to four sustainable community initiatives: Limmel children’s farm, communal garden ‘t Brook, Koffieheukske and scouting Titus Brandsma.


FAMILIESTRUINTOCHT

Together with a guide you go on a walking tour along the Maas at Borgharen. You will learn more about the special Grensmaas project while you are walking. Family proof.


NATUURGLUREN

Can nature actually survive in the city? In this activity we go on a voyage of discovery through the Maastricht City Park and the Tapijn site, in search of urban nature.


ONLINE INSPIRATION SESSION

#BeternaCorona 1,5C versus 1,5m voor een duurzame toekomst – in gesprek met Ignace Schops, Directeur Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (B), Lid van de Club van Rome, Climate Reality Leader, voorzitter van de Raad van Europarc Federation & Arthur Bibosia.


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SEPTEMBER 27 – SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES

KRIJG DE KLEERTJES

12.00 Wildruilen by Krijg de Kleertjes (tot 16.00).


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OPEN DAY PRECIOUS PLASTIC

We demonstrate our plastic recycling machines, give presentations, and have open discussions with the audience about how to tackle plastic waste in Maastricht.


WANDELING NATUURPUNT RIEMST

Take a 5km walk with Leon on the Plateau of Caestert (B) and be amazed by the dynamics of nature management and the exceptional environment.


RONDLEIDING TAPIJNTUIN

In de Tapijntuin kan iedereen komen kijken, voelen, ruiken en proeven van wat de natuur ons geeft. Mensen kunnen weer ervaren waar gezonde voeding vandaan komt.


SEPTEMBER 28 – ECONOMY AND CLIMATE

TENTOONSTELLING & FILM

10.00 OLV van Lourdes parochie – Tentoonstelling & Film


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DE KUNSTKETEL

11.00 De Kunstketel (tot 14.00)


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MEET THE MASTERS

Come and meet (Corona proof) the Masters Community Home & Wijkhuis in Wyck, a Social Hub that contributes to the well-being of residents and users.


#PICKITUP

Care for nature? Join #PickItUp, the Act for Global Goals festival clean-up campaign! Armed with gloves, picks and waste bags, we clean up the new Frontenpark together.


ENERGIECOACHES

Do you want to make your home energy efficient but you don’t know how to do this? Ask for help from an energy coach! A good step towards a climate neutral Maastricht.


INTO THE WILD PLANTS

Discover the world of wild plants. How do they contribute to a better world? And what can you do with them? Visit Yvonne Velthuis’ surprising edible woodland garden.


ONLINE INSPIRATION SESSION

Innovation for the circular economy – Nancy Bocken, Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University, Principal Researcher CIRCULAR X program and others.


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SEPTEMBER 29 – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

DE KRACHT VAN KWETSBAREN

Come and experience what Azaro has to offer during two guided tours. Vulnerable people find their strength and their passion through creative and joint activities.


WORKSHOP LANDART MAKEN

Making art with and in nature under the supervision of visual artist and researcher Dorieke Schreurs, with a focus on sustainability and cradle-to-cradle. Family proof.


ONLINE INSPIRATION SESSION

Global solidarity: building partnerships for the Goals – online panel discussion with Kwaku Oduro, Han Aarts (Maastricht University), PROF. Shyama Ramani (UNU-Merit), Maria Tomai (UNU-Merit).


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SEPTEMBER 30 – YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION

JUUPU

United we CAN inzamelingsactie


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PROEF DE GLOBAL GOALS

Visit five sustainable community initiatives: het Werkhuis, de Kunstketel, Trefcentrum Wittevrouwenveld, Buurttuin OHP, Goede Start & De Vlinder en Buurtbrök Wyckerpoort.


BOEREN & BUREN – OOST

Order sustainable, local, seasonal and fair food online and pick it up locally. Come and have a look without obligation and meet the farmers, volunteers and neighbors.


BOEREN & BUREN – WEST

Order sustainable, local, seasonal and fair food online and pick it up locally. Come and have a look without obligation and meet the farmers, volunteers and neighbors.


ONLINE INSPIRATION SESSION

Onderwijs voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling & Jong Leiderschap – rondetafel gesprek met Prof. Arjen Wals, Giuseppe v.d. Helm, Roger Thomassen, Aoife Fleming (UN Youth Representative) olv John Steijns.


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SEPTEMBER 25 TO 30 – FOOD COURT

GEDEELDE WEELDE

Goodbye regular grocery chains, hello Gedeelde Weelde. This local food-coop offers fresh, organic, local produce and a vibrant community.


LOCOTUINEN

Come harvest your own organic veggies at LOCOtuinen for just €8.00 and eat healthy and sustainably for one whole week! Every week from sunrise to sunset.


THE BROTH BAR

Do you love healthy and organic food? Then you’re in the right place at The Broth Bar in Wyck! Homemade bone broths and delicious, organic slow food dishes.


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