Place:South Gate Park
The National Taiwan Museum has invited eco-conscious organizations to set up a "green” market of 60 booths over the April 19-20 weekend to encourage sustainable consumption ahead of Earth Day.
Visitors to the two-day market will be able to purchase organic food products and meet the local farmers who grew them, while eco-artists will demonstrate how to make household goods using recycled materials.
The event at the Nanmen Park of the National Taiwan Museum will also include discussion forums and activities to brainstorm on better methods of development, especially in terms of construction, energy use, and transportation.
The market is just one event in a nationwide campaign marking this year's Earth Day; Taiwan will celebrate the theme of green cities through early June and the event series is expected to rally 15,000 participants.
Earth Day was established in 1970 to raise awareness of environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.
The National Taiwan Museum will also host an Earth Day Film Festival concurrently with the weekend green market.