Special thanks to Martin Turner for putting together this video of the highly successful festival!
AUIS Development Club members put together a number of fun carnival games this past Thursday. All of the games are created using recycled construction materials such as wooden palates and pvc pipe. These volunteer students will invite the festival crowd to join in the fun of playing their home-made games at the festival on April 20t
Just a quick reminder that we’re accepting photos for the exhibition at the festival. Send us your environmental photos on one of these three themes.
1. Environmental beauty in Iraq
2.Environmental problems in Iraq
3. Solutions to environmental problems in Iraq
Check out some of the photos we’ve already recieved:
If you’re interested in some of the methods and resources of using photography in and as advocacy, the Blue Earth Alliance has some great information.
A number of festival organizers had a very productive meeting at the Ministry of Culture today. We met with Mr. Abass Abdulrazad Akbar, the General Manager of Art and Culture and made amazing strides in terms of finalizing the venue and collaborating with the ministry.
Mr. Nabil Musa, the Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper went over recent projects he has taken part of this past year including producing a short-film on Iraq’s vulnerable waterways and Climate Action Day. We discussed the possibility of having condensed festivals in local villages and conducting environmental-awareness workshops. Hopefully this is the beginning of a strong relationship with the Ministry of Culture and the Green Music and Arts Festival!
- Nature Iraq Acts as “Waterkeeper” for Ailing Upper Tigris River (greenprophet.com)
- Environmental March in Iraq (developmentnow.org)