Lions Clubs International hosts the Environment, Health and Food Weekend beginning Friday night and running through Saturday. A crowded and varied program that is part of the international framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the World Food Day that is celebrated on October 16.
“The context of a plural crisis (environmental, health and food) accentuates the urgent need to use collective intelligence to meet the primary needs of our fellow citizens (health, food, coexistence in a healthy environment) Many of them have found themselves in at margin due to the recent events that we have had to live through: two years of COVID that hit our consciences hard, followed by social tensions, after the Fiona storm that left many people in despair. International conflicts and market disruption are driving up the prices of products and causing water, fuel and food shortages Our populations are deprived of their sources of income, which leads to a form of food stress Environmentally, our islands are attractive areas, although vulnerable due to its insularity and climate change, and more local uses and uncontrolled constructions”. Faced with the statement, Renée-George Nabajoth, president of the “Environnement” commission in District 63, and the members of the commission, decided to take action over three years in organizing the “environnement, health, food” day this weekend.
Reconnect with fellow citizens
“Unable to face all the challenges, our priorities in these issues are to raise awareness and inform the general public about how we can better reconcile the different uses, feed ourselves better and preserve our environment with respect and attachment to our natural heritage”, says Ms. Nabajoth, who, to support his words, cites Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, but we borrow it from our children.” To go further, the “Club de Leones” also aims to reconnect with its fellow citizens and anticipate to face different crises.
Governor Nathalie Sébastien-Elizabeth, the members of the different Lions clubs and their guests will kick off this environmental weekend with a dinner-debate at the Yacht club restaurant this Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the theme: “How to build together our food project “, presented by Harry Ozier-Lafontaine and Gino Domota”.
friday october 14
Dinner-debate at the Club Náutico restaurant at 7 pm. Theme: “How to build our food project together”, by Harry Ozier-Lafontaine and Gino Domota.
saturday october 15
8:30 am: Official inauguration of the village by the Governor of the District, Nathalie Sébastien-Elisabeth at the Taonaba site.
On the site, the public will find an agricultural market that also includes exhibition stands of institutional and associative partners; Workshops featuring a variety of skills.
Finally, to close the day, a zumba will be offered by JFMich Soka Mou’v.
Possibility of catering on site (sale of meals with the association of cooks of Guadeloupe, sweet / salty fair).
Information: 06 90 81 90 83
Among the many actions of the Lions Club in favor of the five essential causes selected, is the replanting of nutritious trees, such as a cacao tree here.
Lions club volunteers always work hard to promote their organization and its benefits.