On Wednesday the Feria Ambiental del MINAE (National Environmental Fair) opened in the Antigua Aduana, east of the hospital Calderon Guardia. The fair includes discussions on various topics every day to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.
Some 130 booths provide information on sustainable construction, alternative energy, environmental friendly products and much more, as government agencies and NGO’s showcase their programs for the environment.
Up to 17 different talks with environmental specialists will allow visitors to learn about initiatives to protect the planet.
The event is sponsored by the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía (MINAE) – Costa Rica’s Environment and Energy Ministry – and kicks off World Environment Month.
Renewable energy is the focus of the fair, with several companies showcasing solar technology.
Costa Rica on Monday signed an agreement with China for the purchase of solar panels and funding for “clean energy” public transportation programs . Details of that deal are still to be made public.