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July 26, 2021

The day cars stay at home

For the sixth year in a row, Friday, September 18 is dedicated in Bucharest to PARK(ing) Day – the event during which inhabitants of big cities are invited to imagine a greener urban landscape, free of cars, traffic jams and pollution.

Similarly to previous editions, the Lipscani Street section in the back of the National Bank will be covered by lawn for a few hours, organizers announced.

For the present edition, the initiative by RFI Romania will be joined by Francois Saint-Paul, the Ambassador of France too Romania and actress Medeea Marinescu, the Ambassador of Paris Climate 2015 for Romania. Children may enjoy the presence of the actors of the “Ion Creanga” theatre, performing the show “The Music Loving Penguins”, flower planting workshops and a percussion concert.

This year, PARK(ing) Day will rise awareness on the United Nations Conference in Paris regarding climate changes, scheduled during November 30 – December 11. Over 190 heads of states and governments will meet in the capital of France to discuss a new global agreement on reduction of gas emissions causing greenhouse effect, to prevent irreversible changes in the climate.

PARK(ing) Day is an unconventional environment dedicated event initiated by the Rebar Art Studio in San Francisco, in the year 2005. The event consists on placing living lawn on concrete-covered spaces in big cities of the world. In 2011, PARK(ing) Day meant almost 1000 parks in over 160 cities of 35 countries and six continents. PARK(ing) Day is organized at world level in the third Friday of September.

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