The STCC supports and participates in the Marche Bleue
Julia Steinberger, Valérie D’Acremont, Irène Wettstein and Bastienne Joerchel, behind the movement, cross the EPFL and UNIL area, at the front of the Marche Bleue
Launched by 4 women, including two UNIL lecturers, the Marche Bleue started in Geneva on April 1st and ended in Bern on April 22nd, aiming at the denunciation of climate inaction, and enjoining the Swiss government to honor the Paris agreement.
By walking 21 days so that everyone may live in harmony on this blue planet, the pioneers of the Marche Bleue challenge themselves to create a wave of hope. According to them, several leads exist, which should be brought by an active, civic debate.
On the way to Bern where it called out Switzerland to respect the Paris agreement, the Marche Bleue went across the EPFL campus and stopped off at the UNIL on April 6th.
The SwissTech Convention Centre team was present to welcome the walkers and join them during that step.
Afterwards, the walkers were welcomed at the Amphipole by a speech of representatives of both the EPFL and the UNIL boards, and Ecublens town council.
They made the most of their stopover to sow blue flower seeds to leave a trace of the passage of that walk, enjoy games displayed by the Ecublens games library, and roam a poster exhibition on sustainable research lead by the UNIL.