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After two years of Covid, the event that collects proposals, meetings and reflections on critical consumption and sustainable lifestyles is starting: it starts on Friday 29 April. Over 500 realities present. News «Grandi Cammini», on trekking and cycle tourism.

After the stop imposed by the pandemic, the fair “Do the right thing!” returns to Milan, an event that collects proposals, meetings and reflections on critical consumption and sustainable lifestyles. The event, organized by Terre di mezzo Editore and now in its eighteenth edition, takes place from 29 April to 1 May, at Fieramilanocity. Admission is free upon online registration (www.falacosagiusta.org). There are more than 500 realities present and over 250 events – meetings, workshops and presentations – that animate these days. To orient ourselves among the numerous proposals, there are 10 thematic sections and five special spaces. The “richest” section is Eat as you speak, dedicated to food, with proposals for products from organic farming, zero km, fair trade or recognized Slow Food presidium. There are refreshment points to enjoy all kinds of specialties: from vegan “cheese” made with almonds from the Vegan section, to Sicilian cunzatu bread, with anchovies and cherry tomatoes, from the Street food section.

“Conscious tourism”

It has a lot of space too the Conscious Tourism and Great Walks sectiondestined to attract the attention of many visitors, eager to finally return to travel, after two years of restrictions. It brings together proposals for sustainable tourism accessible to all, that allow you to appreciate even territories far from traditional tourist flows. The Great Paths project aims to enhance itineraries to be covered on foot or by bicycle, with slow times that allow you to see natural and cultural beauties with different eyes. Those who want to set out “slowly”, increasingly numerous, will find here hints, ideas and practical suggestions to tackle itineraries such as the circumnavigation of Sicily by bicycle or the Coast to coast route from Argentario to Conero.

The “Planet of the little ones”

The Planet of the little ones, section dedicated to children, offers washable nappies and natural clothing, but also workshops, stories and activities for the little ones. In the natural and organic cosmetics sector we find beauty products from the fair trade supply chain and laboratories for self-production, while the Critical fashion area offers clothing made with low environmental impact materials, regenerated or recycled yarns, costume jewelery and vegan accessories. A sector that we should pay more attention to: the fashion industry is very polluting, the production of the low-priced garments that dominate the market takes place largely in developing countries, where both environmental legislation and rights of workers are often held in low esteem. Without forgetting that most of the discarded clothing is currently disposed of in landfills or incinerators and it is necessary to activate the separate collection and recycling of the enormous amount of clothes and footwear that pass through our closets and quickly become waste.

The reuse manifesto

They complete the rich proposal the Abitare green sections, dedicated to eco-friendly furniture, green building and energy from renewable sources, and Services for sustainability and Mobility, which touches on issues and services such as ethical finance, consulting services, sustainable apps and platforms, car sharing, etc. It is more important than ever, in this time of crisis and war, Peace and participation, the section of the fair dedicated to associations, with 40 realities that deal with rights, volunteering and cooperation. Finally, we point out the space Circular economy, dedicated to issues such as the protection of biodiversity, the fight against global warming, a more careful use of plastic and the importance of reuse-recycling-reuse. In this space it is present among other things the Urban Fields Association, which will present the Reuse Manifesto, a document intended for policy makers to request guidelines that activate effective strategies at national level to reduce single-use plastics and encourage reuse. An infinity of ideas to reflect, and to act, respecting the environment and others.

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April 29, 2022 (change April 29, 2022 | 10:12)