Quebeckers who remain concerned about environmental issues and climate transition will be able to attend a virtual fair this year to discuss these topics with each other.
Organized by the organization Écosphère, this virtual fair will be held from November 4 to 8 and will offer participants to learn more about different themes related to ecological transition.
Access will be free and people from all over Quebec will be able to participate, whether they are simply curious or more knowledgeable about the cause of climate change.
This new event is in addition to two others that will be held in person, first in Magog, on September 26 and 27, then in Quebec, on October 10 and 11. Two other fairs, initially planned in Montreal and Gatineau, have been postponed until next year because of the pandemic.
For the Écosphère group, whose mission is to inform and raise public awareness of environmental challenges, the current health crisis is a reminder to what extent “ecological transition is necessary and that solutions exist to allow us to actively contribute to this transition” .
All of the organization's events are also eco-responsible and he suggests that visitors set an example by favoring public transport and active travel.
The annual meeting at the end of September, at Pointe Cabana in Magog, will be held in a reduced format, due to the pandemic, with 200 people at a time.
On the program, kiosks open to the public free of charge, offering responsible products and services, and paid conferences with personalities such as the environmentalist and sociologist Laure Waridel or Patrick Bonin from Greenpeace.
In Quebec City, the public will be able to discuss these questions at the Grand Marché during the Thanksgiving weekend. The formula will be similar to that of the Eastern Townships.