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Another planet nepal, re: environment festival ..

Posted by Sandeep Puri on April 27, 2010

Another planet nepal out there.. http://www.planetnepal.org.np/
Not entirely the same thing.. But wouldn’t hurt to give them a plug..
From their website…

Because artists can suggest their vision of the world and be a critical vehicle for educating the public, because these major issues are now ubiquitous and are not solely the responsibility of scientists, it is extremely important that a festival such as Planet Nepal exists.

Festival Planet Nepal will come on top of the world, in Kathmandu and Patan on 14, 15 and May 16, 2010, mainly in Lalitpur Durbar Square and Patan Museum.

Who better than Nepal, a small Himalayan country, to host this festival?

Nepal is one of the first witnesses of global warming with the highest peaks in the world. Significant damage to fauna and flora has been found at high altitude. ?Nepal is facing the full brunt of the ignorance of the rich countries. Known for its breathtaking scenery, Nepal is now one of the first global warming victims, like Bangladesh and the Maldives.

It is also urgent to help the Nepalese Environment groups: at 1350 m of altitude, the capital Kathmandu is among the most polluted cities in Asia.

Planet Nepal offers a rich and varied program including visual arts, concerts, film screenings, art performances, panel discussions and scientific conferences. The greatest artists of Nepal will work with French artists invited to this occasion.

and their facebook pages

Planet Nepal is a multidisciplinary festival on Climate Change and the environment that is scheduled to take place here in Kathmandu from the 14th – 16th of May 2010. This project is being organized by Culture France (a French cultural organization) and being managed locally by Alliance Francaise in Kathmandu (AFK).

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