Green Orizonte, a festival encouraging ecotourism in Corsica

Logo of the Green Orizonte Festival in Balagna, Corsica, an event intending to promote ecotourism.

Newspapers and websites are often talking about things going wrong with tourism in Corsica. Overcrowded natural sites, unbalanced frequentation, damages caused by cruise boats: the list is long. There are however various initiatives that tend to prove nothing is forever lost. The Green Orizonte Festival, for instance, is one.

The Green Orizonte Festival will take place this October (20-22) in the region of Balagna. It aims to put together various actors of the tourist, cultural, and patrimonial life from all around Corsica to promote ecotourism. Green Orizonte is an ambitious project, both for professionals and the general public. The first day of the festival is only open to professionals, the “ambassadors of ecotourism”. With various conferences occurring in the morning and workshops during the afternoon, every kind of actor in the tourism industry can enhance his knowledge of ecotourism and lead his activity toward sustainability. How to obtain the European Ecolabel? What is the best tool for a sustainable way of communicating? How can we be more responsible toward food management? All those inquiries and more will be explored during the first day.

The following two days will be open to everyone. As we can see on the official website of the event (available here in French), the list of activities is massive. Small trips on foot or on an electric bike, creative ateliers (ceramic, basketry, around plants, etc.), ludic moments opened to kids, and the discovery of local arts: visitors will surely find something to open their minds to a new way of tourism. All of the events are dispatched to three villages, Calvi, Lumio, and Calenzana. Accessing the festival is free, but some activities require a booking. There is an entrance fee for the three-night concerts, from 10€ to 15€, with the possibility of booking all of them for 30€.

Teaser Green Orizonte Festival

Source and main illustration :

Guillaume Bereni

Guillaume is the owner and editor of Sustainable Corsica. He runs a consulting agency, named Mare è Monti Conseil, which aims to support companies in their project for more slow, cultural, conscious and sustainable tourism in Corsica. You can visit the website Happy husband, happy father of three energic children, traveling lover, curious by nature and a bit nerdy too (nobody is perfect).

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