Sustainability Festival Zurich
Time & Location
About the Event
Join Chantal Hauser for a Nourshing Yoga Practice!
We will go through what it means to cultivate a sustainable yoga practice for your body!
More info about the whole festival!
Buy Your Ticket Here! Cost is 200CHF
It was recently announced by WWF Switzerland that we did in fact exhaust all natural resources at our disposal for 2019 by May 7th, in what has been labeled as Overshoot Day. The day Switzerland overshoot its natural resources and started to ‘live’ on credit. Data included showed that on average the Swiss population travel 3x more than other European cities and is one of the largest producers of waste in the world. Zurich has recently committed to a climate change plan as well as other sustainable initiatives that will allow us to move to a more sustainable future.
Join us for the first Sustainability Fest Zurich to learn and discuss how we can make more sustainable choices when it comes to our wellness, consumption and imprint on our beautiful planet.
In collaboration with the 25hours Hotel Zurich West, Melanie Watkins & HealthyHer, we welcome you to Sustainability Fest, an urban festival celebrating sustainable living and encouraging new thinking and new inspiration on how to live in a more sustainable way.
An exciting day is planned that begins with a mindful yoga practice followed by a plant based brunch designed especially for the festival by the chefs at 25hours Hotel Zurich West. A sustainability panel of speakers has been invited to host interactive workshops on topics of public interest such as sustainable food, fashion & urbanism. Other activities to get involved in on the day include sustainable fashion swap, community imprint installation and the sustainable market place.
9.40 Arrival & Registration / add your item to the sustainable fashion swap
10-11.15 Yoga Flow with Chantal Hauser - Theme: Sustainable Movement
11.30- 12.30 Bespoke Vegan Brunch by 25hours Hotel
12.30 Sustainability Workshops Commence
Michelle Grant, Writer & Sustainability Expert Sustainable Food Systems
Jayde Scukovic, Sustainable Fashion Influencer @jayde_archives Sustainable Fashion
Franziska Heidenreich, Sustainability Expert at Myclimate Sustainable Zurich & Switzerland
3 Afternoon Tea & Clothes Swap/ Sustainable Market Place Opens
4 Close & Surprises
Taking a closer look ...
Michelle Grant, Author & Sustainability Expert
Michelle Grant is a food systems and sustainability expert with over 15 years professional experience working on research, education and outreach in this field. Most recently, she was the founding Executive Director of the World Food System Center at ETH Zurich, where she now continues part-time as Education Director and teaching faculty. In parallel, she works as an author, educator and coach on topics at the interface of personal and societal wellbeing, exploring how we can all eat, live and work in a way that makes a contribution in the world while also supporting our own wellbeing. Michelle studied engineering and management and is a certified advanced yoga and meditation teacher and leadership coach.
Jayde Scukovic, Sustainable Fashion Influencer @jayde_archives
Jayde is an Australian influencer living in Switzerland and on a journey to live a happier, simpler and more eco friendly life. Through her social media channels, she takes a down to earth approach to sustainable fashion, believing that progress is more important than perfection. During Jayde’s workshop she will talk about the hidden realities of the fast fashion industry and the impact it’s having on the environment, as well as small changes we can all start to incorporate into our lives to help make a cumulative difference. In slowing down our fashion consumption we can not only make a positive impact on the environment but also on our mindsets and wallets.
Franziska Heidenreich, Sustainability Expert at Myclimate Switzerland
Franziska Heidenreich is the head of climate protection projects at mylimate.org. She joins our speaking team to give insight into Switzerland's commitment to sustainable futures. Franzie will share Zurich's plan for climate change and how we as a community and as an individual can lower our footprint. You will be asked a series of questions at checkout to aid us in combining our environmental imprint into a visual representation at Sustainability Fest.
An exciting vegan brunch menu has been designed especially for this event by the chefs at 25hours Hotel Zurich West. The 25hours hotels are committed to sustainable practices and have worked closely with the chefs to provide us with nourishing foods that are good for our body and for the planet. Afternoon tea & refreshments will also be provided.
Morning Yoga with Chantal Hauser
Sustainable Fashion Clothes Swap
We ask that each attendee brings one item with them to the event as part of our clothes swap revolution. Why not start our sustainable initiatives today? Along with your item - we ask that you write a small letter that tells the new owner a little bit about the story behind this item. Where it was purchased and any memory you have of this item. Items will be collected on arrival for the afternoon swap!
We have asked some of Switzerland’s sustainable brands to showcase some of their products as part of the festival. You are free to browse, sample or make purchases of sustainable products. Kuerzi Kakao, Thoughts of September & The Good Witch are a few of the Swiss brands that will be making a showcase in our pop up market.
Community Imprint Installation
An interactive art installation of consumption and imprint will be displayed at the festival for your reflection and contribution. For this to be successful we ask you to answer a few questions when you purchase your ticket so that the data can be added.
All activities, food, refreshments etc are included in your ticket price.
To Do List
Bring a piece of clothing or accessory for the clothes swap along with a short letter to the new owner sharing this items story.