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Date: 2020. 01. 20. 08:38

50,000 trees have been planted in Berlin and Brandenburg since 2012 as a result of the Green Week. Half of these trees were donated following a campaign by the forestry industry association Deutscher Forstwirtschaftsrat e.V. aimed at visitors to the fair. Once again this year visitors in Hall 27 can board a rowing machine and through their efforts add more trees to the Green Week woodland

Topics of the day at the Green Week

Families Minister Giffey loves the Floral Hall
“The Floral Hall is and will always be the highlight for me”, admitted Families Minister Franziska Giffey during her tour of the Green Week on Friday afternoon. The starting point was the Farm Experience, where participants in a course for farm managers expressed their concerns about their future career prospects in view of the increase in legal restrictions. Together with another member of the cabinet, Svenja Schulze, she visited the Rural Youth display, where she helped to decorate a wall and competed successfully at hammering in nails. Incidentally, the minister’s love of the Green Week goes back a long way: “When I was mayor of Neukölln I always attended and visited the allotment gardeners here. Berlin is an important place for allotments in Germany.”

Environment Minister Schulze plants a tree at the Green Week
During her tour of the Green Week the Environment Minister Svenja Schulze spoke with representatives of animal and livestock associations, organic cultivation and forestry. She was accompanied by the Project Manager for the IGW, Lars Jaeger. Minister Schulze planted a common beech tree on the forestry industry’s area. Along with other trees it is intended to form part of the Green Week’s reforesting project on the site of the former tyre factory in Schmöckwitz. The minister is particularly impressed by the international dimension of the Green Week, because, as Schulze herself said, the protection of insects and the environment are an important topic not just in Germany but in other countries too.

Christian Lindner opens the open-view bakery
As the current “bread ambassador” the chairman of the FDP political party Christian Lindner tried his hand at baking pretzels on Friday at the Green Week, and in so doing he opened the open-view bakery in Hall 3.2. His love of bread comes from his family background: as a child Christian Lindner spent much of his time in his grandparent’s bakery in Wuppertal. As a way of illustrating the difficulties faced by bakers as a result of the new obligation for bakeries to provide a till receipt, Karl-Dietmar Plentz, a baker from Brandenburg, handed him a glass jar full of receipts. The FDP intends to campaign for the abolition of the compulsory requirement to issue till receipts.