“Ecology is an important theme in the European culture, and we wanted to start our activity in Lebanon by promoting this theme, which is part of the European policy,” EUNIC President Dan Stoenescu told NOW Extra.
The festival, organized in cooperation with Lebanese environmental NGO IndyAct and the EU Delegation in Lebanon, brought together artists from across Europe and Lebanon in an event designed to raise awareness on environmental protection. The main attractions were the 30-meter-long wall where Lebanese, German and British graffiti artists depicted climate change using eco-paint; and the stage where actors and musicians also tried to send the green-your-culture message to young Lebanese.
“We need the Arabs and Lebanese to start caring about the environment in their day-to-day life and culture,” said IndyACT’s Ali Fakhri. “Environmental aspects such as climate change have the greatest influence on our needs – including food – on our health and economy,” he added."
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