As you may know, Germany is one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to green initiatives. The nation has a vibrant green party and is willing to take controversial risks to ensure the sustainability of the planet. It has the highest recycling rate in Europe, and, despite its reputation as a paradise for performance cars, boasts an extensive and impressive public transportation system. It’s no stretch to say that environmental responsibility is engrained in German culture.
The Goethe Institute is Germany’s global network of cultural emissaries. Its mission is, “to promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. [The Institute] also foster[s] knowledge about Germany by providing information on its culture, society and politics.” We were thrilled to see that the Institute will be sharing its views on sustainability here in its Washington, DC center all throughout August.
Until August 29th, the Goethe Institute will be hosting the “Climate.Culture.Change” film series. The Institute says: “This film series highlights the social dimension of climate change: human beings as cause, victims, and the key to finding solutions. A panorama of interconnections, from the causes of climate change to possible solutions, from the individual to society, from local to global contexts, using a variety of film styles.” Sounds awesome, right? And tickets are cheap – they range from $4 to $7.
Plus who doesn’t love listening to people speak German? We’ll definitely be there – hopefully we’ll see you there too!
By the way…if you’re planning on traveling to Germany, or anywhere else, this fall, definitely download our free Green Travel Tips. Or if you are more in the business of hosting travelers, you can get our invaluable e-book, Resting Easy While Going Green: Sustainability 101 for Hotels and B&Bs.