The 2016 edition of Green Week – the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy – took place between the 30 May to the 3rd June. It focused on investing for a greener future. Events and activities took place across Europe, centered round a high-level conference in Brussels on Wednesday 1 June, with a wide variety of organizations and partners taking part.
Regarding the fact that Ljubljana is European Green Capital 2016, the official opening of Green Week took place in Ljubljana with 100 SUP on Ljubljanica river, Watertrek’s Founder Severine Vasselin being hosted as main guest and spending time with local Starboard champion Manca Notar. The main goal of this event was to gather hundreds of stand up paddlers to make Ljubljanica river cleaner. The event was co-organized with the Municipality of Ljubljana and Radio Antena as a media partner, along with Watertrek Foundation who aims to federate cities into raising awareness and create a local group of waterways users committed to spread the love of our waters and oceans and the need to protect them.
The trip gave Watertrek’s founder Severine a great opportunity to discover the country and paddle in several locations thanks to amazing host Marco Notar who offered some amazing pictures and perspectives on his country.