The Valletta Green Festival 2023 was announced this morning – the annual event which is synonymous with the Maltese cultural calendar – takes place from the 3rd until the 7th of May.
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts, and Local Government Owen Bonnici and Minister for Environment, Energy, and Enterprise Miriam Dalli were present for this launch.
Minister Owen Bonnici stated how the Valletta Green Festival is an annual event that is closely associated with environmental awareness and sustainable living. He further emphasized the importance of providing citizens with a platform to engage with environmental policies and initiatives through culture.
“It is also encouraging to see various stakeholders participating in the festival. This clearly shows the importance of collaboration and comunity involvement in the heart of our capital City,” stated Minister Bonnici.
Minister Miriam Dalli said that through several entities within the Ministry for the Environment, Energy, and Enterprise, they will continue to raise more awareness among people about waste management, environmental protection, green spaces, and the conservation of resources.
“Such activities serve as a platform to send a strong message in favour of the environment and sustainability while providing more information about the work being carried out by various entities while the visitors have the chance to learn more about sustainable practices,” stated Minister Dalli.
Valletta Cultural Agency Chairman Jason Micallef stated, “The Valletta Green Festival is one of the main open-air events by the Valletta Cultural Agency. The festival clearly shows the agency’s commitment to raise a culture of environmental awareness not only by means of its projects and buildings but beyond”.
The Valletta Green Festival will be home to a fantasy garden in Pjazza San Ġorġ, creating a magical trail in one of the capital’s largest open areas. It will also host several stands from Ambjent Malta, ERA, EWA (Water Be the Change), Project Green and the Valletta Design Cluster. Wasteserv’s roadshow truck will be in Triton Square, while in Old Theatre Street there will be several stands by ECO Market. A flash mob by Dancel Dance Studio will be performing in various streets and squares around Valletta.