Future puts environmental sustainability first

Future Kulture is another organisation getting caught up in the hot topic of the decade: environmental sustainability.

Started in 1994, Future Kulture aims to promote cross-cultural dialogue between European youth, using shared interests like sports and music as the basis for interaction. This year, the eight-day exchange programme, which begins on 28 June, will bring youth from Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Denmark together here in Copenhagen. On the schedule for the exchange are meetings with environmentally-friendly causes and building a dirt-bike racetrack in Brønderslev.

After discovering that environmental activism was a common cause for all the partners involved in the exchange, it was decided that sustainability would be the theme for the 2012 exchange. When Future Kulture’s application to the Ministry of Education for financing was approved earlier this year, a programme was put together for the event.

“We started contacting the co-operating partners and have been trying to implement the ideals of environmental sustainability within the activities,” explained Future Kulture founder Raymond Andres.

Assar Qureshi, who works with the Ministry of Climate and Energy, will take the participants on a tour of public works in Copenhagen, including a windmill farm. Another expert joining the exchange – via web conference – is Sven Huseby, who in a lecture entitled ‘A Sea Change’ will discuss how pollution in the sea can lead to the eradication of some cultures.

No-one comes to Denmark and leaves without a party, and once more, the public is invited. At the Cultural Festival on June 30, you can stop by and enjoy food from around Europe while DJs play music throughout the event. The associations involved with Future Kulture this year will make short presentations, and there will also be a talent show where people can show off their hidden skills. This isn’t the only opportunity to party it up. The Social Media Festival on July 6 will be held in a more central and convenient location for those of you who don’t want to make the trek to Ishøj. Once more, you can sample various European delicacies and activities similar to the Cultural Festival will be arranged. Be sure to stop by one of the events for a good time.

Future Kulture 2012
Various locations across Greater Cph; starts Thursday June 28, ends July 7; www.futurekulture.com
The Cultural Festival
Vejledalen 7, Ishøj; Sat 20:00-23:00
The Social Media Festival
Hedebygade, Cph V; Friday 6 July, 21:00-04:00; tickets 80kr, futurekulture@hotmail.com


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