The fifth version of the Lollapalooza Chile festival was an amateur audience for music but also very a committed one to protecting the environment. This was demonstrated by the interest generated at the stand of Reforest Patagonia, which set up a “Tree of Ideas”, which gathered the best practices for protecting our nature. The hundreds of people who came to the stand left their ideas and participated in a contest to win two nights for two people in the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, located inside the Torres del Paine National Park.
This activity, which was held in conjunction with the NGO AMA Torres del Paine, aimed to sensitize and educate the population on environmental protection and the importance of reforestation. “We are pleased with our work in the village green, the tree of ideas was a success and we observed the growing commitment of people making this a better and more environmentally friendly world.” Said Suzanne Wylie Executive Director of the Reforest Patagonia Foundation.
At the opening of Village Green, the stand was visited by the Minister of the Environment, Paul Badenier, who showed great interest in the cause and their sustainable message. Among the phrases written by the public, here are some highlights: “I recycle everything, I ride my bike, and my house has solar panels”; “I recycle in my home, my children separated plastic, cardboard, and glass”; “We compost at home, burying organic waste and then cultivate the land in our garden,” among many others.
The large stand of Reforest Patagonia rest areas and available attendees could also offered temporary tattoos of animals typical of the Patagonia forests, as Darwin’s frog, the Cantauria, the Humpback Whale, and Puma.
Monday a message was drawn randomly from the Tree of Ideas and the winner was Fernanda San Martin, who will enjoy a two-night stay for two at the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, one of the few hotels that has the seal of sustainability given by SERNATUR. The prize also includes breakfast and a full day ride to the base of Torres del Paine.