Top start of the Toulouse Innovative and Sustainable Festival this Friday
The Toulouse Innovative and Sustainable Festival opened its doors this Friday morning. Until November 28, a number of completely free events will allow Toulouse residents to refine their knowledge of ecological and energy transformation.
the Toulouse Innovative and Sustainable Festival one morning yesterday morning. For ten days, many completely free events (conferences, activities, meetings, games, etc.) await residents in various places in the Pink City. The starting point of this event, which mobilizes 215 structures, began this Friday with the inauguration of the Zero Carbon forum organized by La Tribune.
On this occasion, the Solar Impulse Foundation, acquired by Bertrand Piccard, and the City of Toulouse formalized their partnership by signing an agreement. Objective: to pool solutions tested in other regions of the world to promote ecological transition.
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“What I want with this partnership is that we learn more from Bertrand Piccard. He has great expertise and we can’t do anything alone. Thanks to the Solar Impulse Foundation, we will have an idea accelerator ”, underlined the mayor of Toulouse Jean-Luc Moudenc.
From his, Bertrand Piccard, author of the first round the world in a solar plane in 2016, recalled that ecology and the economy were not irreconcilable. “Infinite growth leads to ecological disaster, degrowth to social chaos. Qualitative growth makes it possible to create jobs by replacing what pollutes by what protects the environment. I want to show that this transition is economically profitable. “
Throughout the day, round tables follow one another with the common thread “the city of tomorrow, sustainable and innovative”.
This Saturday, the festival continues on the alleys Jules Guesde. On the program: conferences hosted by the Dépêche du Midi, events, or even meetings with innovative start-ups.
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