The green labyrinth will be in the city centre from today (9th April) until Thursday 16 April 2015. The maze will also help to showcase the many parks and open spaces in Glasgow and the many green-themed events that are being put on throughout the year.

Green maze in George Square. Image: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council’s Bailie Liz Cameron, who is chair of Green Year, who was helped to open the temporary green maze installation along with children from Milton Community Nursery in the north of Glasgow, said: “We believe it is vital for us and our citizens to continue the transformation of this wonderful city of ours from an industrial to sustainable Dear Green Place. Glasgow is focused on the future, growing from our past and delivering a green city which supports green jobs and a green economy.

“Already during this Green Year, I have been truly inspired by the enthusiasm of Glaswegians, especially our young people and children, who are playing their part in making our city greener, cleaner and healthier.”

Bailie Cameron added: “I hope that everyone enjoys the Green Maze during its time in George Square and gets an opportunity to pop along and learn more about Glasgow’s bid to be greener.

“A very wise person once said that ‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’ – every positive green step change we take in our communities across our city helps Glasgow in its bid to cut its carbon emissions and grow our green future.”

The installation will also see Pavegen electricity generating flooring at the entrance to the maze. The flooring turns the motion of footsteps on the floors into energy to power mobile devices and will be used as an awareness raising tool and an entertaining green addition to the maze.

Dancers will be performing on the flooring on the opening day and on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April at various times during the day. The public will also get an opportunity to try out the flooring.

There will also be information stalls in the marquee promoting sustainability, recycling and the many green and open spaces in our city.

The Glasgow Green Maze is a joint event funded by Glasgow Green Year 2015 and Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Regeneration team.

 

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Read the original article at Glasgow City Council: ‘Glasgow unveils a pop up green maze in city centre for Easter

To learn more about Green Year 2015 and to get involved, go to www.greenglasgow.com

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