The IKI at the Federal Government Open Day
Well-attended IKI information stands, interesting talks with the ‘big shots’, fun activities for the little ones – and a visit from the State Secretary (23 August 2023)
This year, we showcased the activities of the IKI at the Open Day held by the Federal Government at the Environment Ministry and – for the first time – at the Foreign Office.
Our ‘Your contribution to environmental and climate action’ campaign proved to be a good talking-point for families. And while the kids were busy with their colouring books and arts and crafts, the adults got a chance to check out the IKI.
There was a lot of interest shown by visitors in our work, with the questions we were asked ranging from ‘What is the IKI, exactly?’ to ‘Could you give me a brief summary of the government’s current foreign policy on climate?’
Football for forests!
At our information stand in the Foreign Office, we also presented our Football4Forests project, which uses the passion for football to accelerate the #GenerationRestoration movement – and inspire young people to get involved in protecting forests. And there was obviously a chance to actually play some football at the Open Day!
15 years of IKI
In the middle of things at the BMUV
Instead of goal-shooting practice, ‘Collecting pearls’ was on the agenda at the Environment Ministry. In a treasure hunt across the event venue – including the IKI stand – the kids taking part had to complete various tasks to collect pearls for an armband, while learning a few things about environmental protection and climate change mitigation. And State Secretary Christiane Rohleder also visited the IKI stand to find out more about the latest developments in the funding programme.
‘Your contribution to environmental and climate action’
Our arts and crafts workshop, which we set up at both Open Day events, was a complete success. Our little artists were really enthusiastic about making their ‘contribution to environmental and climate action’.
We are already looking forward to some interesting discussions and memorable encounters at next year’s Open Day!
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