The 48th World Earth Day from 20 to 22 of April

This morning was held at Palazzo delle Aquile the press conference to present the sixth edition of the World Day for Earth (Earth Day 2018), organized by the United Nations, scheduled in Palermo from April 20 to 22 at the Botanical Garden. At the meeting with journalists were present, among others, the mayor Mr. Leoluca Orlando and the deputy mayor Mr. Sergio Marino. The event is organized by the Fuori Orario Production of Palermo with the participation of the National Geographic and the patronage of the Municipality, the University of Palermo and Earth Day Italy.

“It will be three very important days – said the mayor Leoluca orlando – that combine perfectly with the cultural moment that crosses our city and that, among other things, is making biodiversity a very important factor and growth. We all have to increase our love for nature which is the best way to live the future “.

The 48th World Earth Day” (Earth Day 2018) was instituted by the United Nations in 1970. It is the most important environmental event in the world that every year sees the participation of about a billion people in the 193 member countries. of the United Nations.

Botanical Garden (via Lincoln, 2) Dates: 20.21 and 22 April 2018

Hours continued from 10 to 20 – Entrance ticket: Euro 3


Film and documentary screening session
April 20 at 7.00 pm. – Tribute to Philip Glass with the screening of the film Jane. This is the true story of Jane Goodall, who was only 26 when she moved to Tanzania to study chimpanzees; with her research has revolutionized the study on primates. National Geographic has made this documentary about her life performed by Philip Glass. Film winner of the Environment award

On April 21st and 22nd from 5:30 pm. – In Palermo’s first full-length projection of the Qatsi Trilogy by Godfrey Reggio, music by Philip Glass. Presented by Dario Oliveri and Marco Betta

Conferences session
21 April at 9.30 am. – Conference: “Environment, Food and Water: the Migrations”. Speech: Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo; Sergio Marino, Councilor for Parks and Public Green; Paolo Inglese of the University of Palermo; Ksenia Gerasimova, of Cambridge University; Lorenzo Marsili, co-founder diem 25; Franco La Cecla, anthropologist; Luca Marini, formerly CNB Vice President; Andrea Staid of NABA Milan; Davide Camarrone, journalist; Aurelio Angelini, of the University of Palermo; Anna Maria De Paola, Bike Economy Observatory

Session of musical events – special Event:
On 21 April at 7.30 pm. – National premiere: Domenico Sciajno: Transpiral Commission of the Earth Day 2018. First absolute performance. The audience will be invited to lie down on the ground, becoming an osmotic membrane between the vibrations of Mother Earth and their transposition into photons during the luminous variations offered by the twilight. Marco Betta and Dario Oliveri talk with Domenico Sciajno

Session workshops and workshops for adults:
21 and 22 April from 9.30 am. – Botanical Atlases workshop of notebooks, watercolors with Stefano Faravelli artist from Turin.
April 21, 4 pm. –  Tha Meaning of Organic for Organic Green Tea Producers in China workshop by Ksenia Gerimova of the University of Cambridge.
21 and 22 April 11 am. –  Welcome to the Aloe World laboratory organized by the Botanical Garden volunteers

Workshops and workshops session For children aged 5 to 11:
from 10 am on April 21 and 22. – Educational workshops organized by Filippo and Giuditta Pecoraino, Orto Capovolto, Coop and Tulime

Sport and wellness session

April 22 10:30 am. – Conference for the promotion of women’s health: “The Woman and Her Seasons. Prevention and Wellbeing “Moderators Cinzia Cipolla specialist in internal medicine and Lidia Mazzola President of UNC Palermo. Following free classes of Yoga, Nordic Walking, Pelvic Gymnastics and Walking Meditation

There are also guided tours by the Botanical Garden, tastings with Slow Food and health and wellness itinerary.
The detailed program can be consulted on the website of the Municipality of Palermo, on Balarm and on the website

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