The year of Brazil at La Villette (Paris)
If you happen to stay a while in Paris, we strongly recommend a visit to the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie in La Villette, one of the world's largest and most visited science museums, in the northeast of the city. Treehuggers were delighted to encounter the "Autre Brésil" exhibition, mainly focused on fairtrade and environmental products. At the bar, we were treated with fair tastes, ethical fashion shows, and conferences on the subjects.One the sexiest things we could preview is the veja shoe, 100% bio, not for sale yet though. conferences were featuring companies like Ideo (cotton clothes / fair trade), or Natura Cosmeticos, a brazilian company that organizes business around a philosophy of environmental protection and well being of collaborators.
Near the Geode, only theatre in France with 10000m2 of hemispheric screen, that hosts mostly video programs about science and nature, the exhibition showing how some people in Brazil embrace a new movement of sustainability had no better place to display this positive and examplary selection of contemporary south american civilization.