From self-guided educational outdoor activities to creative online workshops and tips for more environmentally-conscious holidays, learn more about the environment, encounter local wildlife and explore nature trails for a "green" winter in Geneva.
Exhibitions and Visits
Until 31 December 2023 | Exhibition | Muséum d’histoire naturelle
21 and 28 January 2024 | Museum of Ethnography
27 January – 4 February 2024 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Festivals, Thematic Weeks and Markets
Conferences, Visits and Courses
10 and 24 January, 14 and 28 February, 13 and 27 March 2024 | City of Geneva and Eco-Impact
30 January 2024 | CERN
2 February 2024 | Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève (HEPIA)
City of Geneva
Learn about climate change in the 11 stops of the climate path designed by the City of Geneva
The Bioparc offers a wide range of activities for young and old alike. You can discover animals from near and far, learn more about the biology of species and how to help preserve them, all while having fun. By taking part in these activities, you directly support the Bioparc’s missions of awareness-raising, conservation and zootherapy.
Nature actions, hikes, lectures and training courses for young and old throughout Switzerland. Thanks to WWF Events, you can discover nature from a different angle, see its beauty with new eyes, experience it more intensely and learn more about the careful management of its resources. All offers are accompanied by professionals.
Pro Natura Genève
Pro Natura is the oldest organization for the protection of nature in Switzerland. Since 1928 in Geneva, it offers various types of activities for both adults and children to cultivate their relationship with nature and to teach how to preserve it.
Parks in Geneva
There are more than 40,000 trees in Geneva. The educational app of Parcs Genève invites the public to discover around 300 trees on self-guided walks. These trees have particular characteristics that make them essential to the city’s tree heritage.
Walks and Bike Rides in Geneva
Discover Geneva on foot or by bike thanks to a series of themed circuits.
This walking route is composed of 12 terminals, divided between the City, the Parc des Evaux and the southern hillside of the municipality of Onex. With a length of 6km, it allows you to discover different aspects of biodiversity in the city and its green spaces.
Genève-Plage to Bout-du-Monde
This walking circuit allows the public to discover a cityscape scattered with cedar trees. There are 3,800 of these trees in Geneva, representing a precious botanical heritage that the city makes an effort to protect.
An urban forest unique in Geneva, the Bois-de-la-Bâtie is home to a wildlife park offering the public the chance to see native wildlife species. The park contributes to the conservation of heritage species and also uses a forest management approach promoting the natural regeneration of the oak trees.
Marais de Sionnet Nature Reserve
An ideal location for birdwatching in the canton of Geneva.
Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve
Located in Cartigny, this nature reserve is rich in biodiversity.
Teppes of Verbois
This area is ideally located along the Rhône, a real vegetal artery and a vital lead for the migratory water birds. This complex of exceptional natural circles on the scale of Geneva and Switzerland is recognized to have national and international importance.
Geneva to La Plaine
Hike from Geneva to La Plaine and see the natural beauty of the Rhône and the Moulin-de-Vert Nature Reserve, as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.
Jussy to Anières
This walking route takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in the Canton of Geneva. Along the way, discover vineyards, mountain views, the lake and, of course, biodiversity with a variety of bird species.
An educational nature trail lined with organic wooden totem poles: the Lancy Discovery Trail offers an unexpected idea for a walk on the outskirts of town, combining originality and a bucolic change of scenery.
Cinema, Teather and Music
20 December 2023 | Museum of Ethnography
11 January 2024 | Museum of Ethnography
12 January 2024 | Followed by a discussion with the director and the protagonist | Cinélux
20 February 2024 | United Nations Office Geneva
Workshops and DIY
Ville de Genève
Rub tree trunks and create works of art. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.
Ville de Genève
Create your own natural holiday decorations using twigs, evergreens and pine cones. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.
Ville de Genève
Discover unexpected fragrances and woody scents with this sensory activity, part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.
Ville de Genève
Collect pine cones, twigs and evergreens to create your own herbarium. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.
23 and 30 January, 13 and 27 Feburary and 12 March 2024 | L’Art du Cosmétique au Naturel
27 January and 2 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography
4 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography
4 February 2024 | International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance, Global Water Dance – Geneva and Espace Enchanté
2 and 5 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography
Nature Documentaries and Series
United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration | United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agricultural Organization
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) | FAO & UNEP Europe Office
Canton of Geneva
Discover the protected, natural and observation areas of the canton with an interactive map, suggesting various hiking, walking and cycling routes adapted to every age.
Patrimoine Vert Genève
Learn more about the different species of flora and fauna in Geneva.
Science Academy of Sciences
Mobile app to learn about science, biodiversity and nature activities in Switzerland.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.
Suggestions for More Sustainable Holidays
In this holiday season, we invite our audience to keep the environment at heart and invite sustainable habits into their homes. Click on the images to find suggestions and initiatives to prevent overconsumption and waste while keeping up the holidays spirit!
Further suggestions for green holidays:
Gift ideas for an ethical and sustainable Christmas
Purchase a living Christmas tree and give it back after the holiday for it to be replanted.