On Saturday 13th May, Malta’s National Youth Council KNŻ put together an environmental fair titled EcoXperience, bringing together youths between the ages of 13 and 35 for a sustainable rendez-vous unlike any other!
EcoXperience was at Romeo Romano Gardens in St. Venera, aimed at providing the general public, especially youths, a highly interactive space where they could explore various facets of the environment around them. The hope was that the event serves as a catalyst for change in the public’s mentality about sustainability: that environmentalism was no longer just about the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle litany we had all been used to.
The fair hosted a number of entities with a passion for sustainability, including various companies and environmental organisations. Aside from these, spaces were allocated for a number of activities such as thrift shops, artisanal vendors, and panel discussions tackling various current affairs regarding the sector.
Keynote speeches were given by Hon. Miriam Dalli, CEO of Project Green Mr. Steve Ellul, CEO of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Ms. Miriam Teuma and Deputy Director of Environment & Resources at ERA Mr. Darrin Stevens. Three panel discussions were held throughout the event covering the topics of Circular Economy and ESGs, Agriculture and Food Security and Modal Shift and Sustainable Transport. Additionally, a number of artists performed at the event.
During the event a number of companies and eNGOs held stands related to sustainability and the environment. These include Birdlife Malta, Saving Our Blue, S-Cubed, Nadur Nadif, ROTA, Coast is Clear, Sharklab, YES Europe Malta and ESA. Sweet Bakes, Thrift.mt and Ikkuluriti were also present to make the event an interactive family-friendly experience.
This project was in collaboration with ERA, Project Green, BOV and BNF Bank plc.