The third edition of the Virada Sustentável Festival in Porto Alegre held on April 6th -8th, brought almost 50 thousand people together in over 200 activities. The event’s theme was “Education and its challenges in the sustainability agenda” and it was attended by the journalist, writer and former Congressman Fernando Gabeira, who opened the seminar up at the Theater of Vale do Rio dos Sinos University (Unisinos) last Friday (6). All activities were free.
Considering education as a starting point, the Virada Festival in Porto Alegre addressed issues contained within the United Nations agenda related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) such as reducing social inequalities, sustainable cities, responsible consumption, drinking water and sanitation, peace, justice and effective institutions, and collaboration, among others.
In this edition, the event created 14 itineraries, or “Paths”, which grouped activities by specific interests: accessibility, decentralized actions, well-being and sports, cinema, literature and visual arts, circus, theater and dance, responsible consumption, ecogastronomy, education, sustainable entrepreneurship, Virada’s women, music, our waters, Virada’s kids and black voices. Each path was linked to one or more SDG. Among organizers, technical staff, proponents of activities and artists, more than two thousand people got involved with the Virada’s organization in the State Capital.
The cultural program included more than 90 attractions. In addition to that, participants found stations for collecting electronic waste, perfume bottles, cooking oil bottles and even jeans in the Recycling Bins Depots, the places that hosted the activities of the Virada Sustentável Festival.
Bluevision was at the Virada Sustentável Festival in Porto Alegre which five attendees were featured including an entrepreneur, a teacher, an environmental engineer and even the former Congressman Fernando Gabeira. See below.
– The productivity of Fernando Gabeira
– The profissional resilience of Camila Viana
– The fight for environment education Aurici da Rosa
– Careful from birth: Luiz Zancanella Júnior
– The local dream of Natália Pietzsch
Content published in April 13, 2018