CAFE

A variety of drinks have been developed for this café in order to evoke the urgency of water related issues. The café will not use disposable cups or straws, use recycled furniture and appliances wherever possible, and use water-purifying plants for decoration. Videos and objects related to water will be installed throughout the café. Videos and photographs on strawberry hydroponics, aquaponics to grow fish and vegetables together, water fleas being cultivated in water from several rivers in Seoul, the activity of Boyan Slat, who founded a group to clean up sea waste, etc. will be presented.  Also presented in this café will be a water quality monitoring device impersonating a duck and blueprints for its design. The background sound of the café is supplied by the sound of dripping water flowing out of a close-up video taken of a melting Arctic glacier. 

There are printed materials that links everyday consumption with water issues visitors are encouraged to read while spending time at the café. These include: booklets on fashion and water pollution, how to reduce disposable plastics, and how to run a planet-friendly cafe. 
One regrettable aspect of this cafe is that some of the items on the menu that we are proud to offer, such as the wild soybean milk, urban-farmed mint tea, chameleon plant tea, Aphrodite’s teardrops and solar cookies, will be available in limited supply. 

Talks

Date

Time

Location

Title

Lecturer

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cafe

"Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine" (Hippocrates)

Nicolas Netien
(Atsas Organic Farm)

Sept. 2

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cafe

“Food Crisis in Egypt"

&
“Water and Energy Challenges in

EM/MENA Region”

Salah A. Soliman 
(toxicologist, Alexandria Library)

Manfred A. Lange

(Scientist, Future Earth)

Sept. 23

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cafe

Environment and Me

Oct. 14

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cafe

Environment vs. Economy

Nov. 4

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cafe

Going Beyond

Alternatives 

Jien Chang

(Environmental Activist)