Mother Earth Day (Salzburg, Austria)
On the occasion of the World Mother Earth Day declared by the UN, exciting meetings took place in Salzburg.
The event began on Thursday with a special film screening for children: “El Roble – Mi Hogar”. The series of events continued with two short lectures on spring renewal and the connection to nature at Treffpunkt Philosophie – Neue Akropolis Salzburg. Many visitors experienced the spring festival with traditional ribbon dancing and spring music.
In order to experience nature, the hiking instructor Alexander Gerzabek led a group of interested people on the Kapaunberg. All the human senses were used to connect with the trees, the grasses and everything that surrounds us. A group of volunteers from “Treffpunkt Philosophie – Neue Akropolis Salzburg” and “Team Erde” collected rubbish along the Glan river. Broken beer mugs, cigarette butts and much other rubbish were removed from the area around the Glan. As a final touch, a magnolia was planted and watered.
“It’s a happy feeling when we clean up our city together and at the same time give something back to nature!” said one of the volunteers.