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Organic living celebrated @ Ecofest

Posted on 8 June 2012

Turkey’s first large scale ecological festival is happening in Istanbul right now! Enjoy a range of products and activities, from alternative craft making, sampling natural cosmetic brands, organic spices, nuts, fruit, oils, organic muesli and alternative textile brands, to yoga and meditation.

Based at KüçükÇiftlik Park and spreading to the streets of Nisantasi, ECOFEST ISTANBUL is hosting many interdisciplinary events.

Ecofest Istanbul is being celebrated for the first time this year in an effort to bolster public awareness around sustainable and green living through innovative artistic events. It is a joint effort by the project development initiative CMS Istanbul, sustainable living collective Yeşil Platform and Istanbul Bilgi University.

ECOFEST ISTANBUL is a culture, arts and social responsibility project aimed at developing a broader environmental public awareness concerning nature friendly and sustainable living culture in many fields of life from manufacture to design, energy to nutrition, through inspiring and innovative artistic events from 8 through June 10.

“A culture, arts and social responsibility project”

Bringing together environmentally sensitive disciplines and sectors, Ecofest Istanbul events and fair booths will be based primarily at KüçükÇiftlik Park, but will also spread to the streets of Nisantasi. These include thematic concerts, open kitchen and taste activities, ecological fashion shows, workshops for kids, recycled art works, installations, street events and many other festivities.

There a lot of fun things to do and interesting things to see and admire. From a a “paper cottage” constructed from waste paper as part of a recycling workshop to The Himalayan Miracle” — a range of decorative ornaments fashioned from natural crystal believed to reduce negative ions and electromagnetic waves.

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