Yesterday evening at 23.00 we got the news that the permit for the event Seriously Sustainable Impactmarkt: Kom in actie voor de wereld van morgen will not be given out after all.
The last 2 weeks we had several check in moments with the municipality about the permit. We even got a written confirmation after the press conference of last week that we did got a green light for the Impactmarkt. So until yesterday everything seemed alright, until it got cancelled.
And today, just 2 hours ago, we received another update which says that we will receive a permit after all, but only for a maximum of 40 people. By this moment we had already reached out to everyone involved to update them about the cancellation. Because of the short notice and changes in the permit it is not possible anymore to arrange an alternative.
It promised to be a beautiful day where people could make a small difference for Wageningen by engaging in one of the 26 good deeds we had planned. A day we organized in collaboration with around 100 people and engaged more than 40 organizations to make it happen a safe as possible.
We were all looking forward to it a lot, participants as well as everybody who contributed to the organization. It was a lot of fun to work on it together and we are happy with the new connections that were made in the process. Thank you all for joining and working on this together with us💛
Hereby, we would like to do a shout out to everyone that was enthusiastic, shared our posts on social media and was planning to pass by on the Impactmarkt. Thank you for your support!
And finally, a last question to all of you: could you please share this message, to make sure that as many people as possible know that the Impactmarkt cannot take place anymore?
🌱 Take action for the world of tomorrow! Did you know that the minor changes you make can make a difference for a better and more sustainable world? During the Impact market, you can discover how to do this!
🌱 Stop by one of the many stands and get in action! At the Impact market, there are over 20 local initiatives and organizations present. All of them contribute in their own way to make Wageningen a better, fairer, and more sustainable place to live in. And best of all, they made it easier for you to make a positive impact by thinking of a (small) deed that you can do on the 10th of October!
🌱 How about building your own bee hotel to increase the biodiversity or picking up trash for a cleaner environment? Getting advice to regreen your garden or even decrease your energy bill by switching to a greener provider. These are only a few of the activities that we have in store for you! Enjoy the last day of #sesu2020 at the impact market
16.00 - 19.00 @ online 🔹 Circular Farming Conference: True Pricing of Circular Products (EN) by Circular Farming Platform Wageningen
🌱 What is the current status of circular farming in the Netherlands? Also, what are the challenges that are still ahead? During this online conference, multiple experts will share their knowledge and expertise on circular farming and the importance of it. After their presentations, there is also room for a dialogue and discussion.
16.30 - 19.00 @ de Eng 🔹 Excursion: Discover local food producers (NL/EN) by @instaboerengroep & @wageningeneet.duurzaam
🌱Jump on your bike and get to know several initiatives of agroecological farming in and around Wageningen. The tour will start and finish at @thuiswageningen . Don't forget to come by bike!
🌱 We are wasting large amounts of food in our own households and also in other areas of the food chain. During this activity, you can enjoy a dinner of saved and self-grown food, while hanging out with your food waste-free friends.