21 Dec 2023 – 20 Mar 2024

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

40 ans d'archéozoologie au Muséum

Until 30 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

The factory of biodiversity

Until 31 December 2023 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Faune de Suisse

Until 31 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Faune du Monde

Until 31 December 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Nouvelles vitrines: espèces exotiques envahissantes

Until 31 December 2023 | Exhibition | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE

Until 21 January  2024 | Ariana Museum

Art Genève

25 to 28 January 2024 | Palexpo

BOTANICA 2024 – Plants for Our Future

27 January – 4 February 2024 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Le Salève, montagne des Carougeois ?!

29 February to 5 May 2024 | Musée de Carouge

An object, a sound, a story: discovering the Amazon

20 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

L'oiseau bleu

Until December 2024 | Palais des Nations

Art et évolution

Until 31 May 2025 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Regards sur les Chepang & Trésors cachés de l’Asie du Sud-Himalaya

Until 2 June 2024 | Fondation Culturelle musée Barbier-Mueller

Festivals, Thematic Weeks and Markets

Coupe de Noël

16 – 17 December 2023 | Jardin anglais

A bestial evening! Natural History Museum closing party

16 December 2023

Natural History Museum

Winter’s day in Champel

17 December 2023

Maison de quartier de Champel

Winter Animations in Place des Grottes

20 December 2023 | Villa Yoyo

Christmas on the quayside 2023

Until 24 December 2023

Quai du Mont-Blanc

Carouge Magique

Until 24 February 2024 | City of Carouge

Geneva Lux Festival

19 January – 4 February 2024 | City of Geneva

Equality Week in Geneva | Genre et Climat, même combat!

1 – 10 March 2024 | Various locations

Salon Du Livre

6 – 10 March 2024 | Palexpo

Semaine de la Durabilité

11 – 16 March 2024 |  University of Geneva & Sustainability Week Switzerland

Conferences, Visits and Courses

Speciesism: what is it and why is it immoral?

17 December 2023

Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG)

Conversations carbone

10 and 24 January, 14 and 28 February, 13 and 27 March 2024 | City of Geneva and Eco-Impact

S'orienter sur les océans

17 January 2024 | Musée d’histoire des sciences

Conferences Cycle "Notre terre qui est ENJEU"

18 January -21 March 2024 | Societé de Lecture

Visit to hepia's pilot urban pond, followed by a Café Scientifique

2 February 2024 | Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève (HEPIA)

Cycle: Meetings for reflection and action

4 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Meet the ghost net: children's discovery tour

4 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Penser la durabilité avec les collections du MEG

25 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Cycle of Conferences | Moins, c'est Plust

24, 27, 29 February and 5,6 March 2024 | Voir et Agir

Outdoor Activities

Winter Swimming

Bains de Paquis

Ice Skating in Geneva

Ice Rinks

Seasonal ice rinks can be found in Parc des Bastions and in les Charmilles. The indoor ice rink in les Vernets is also open to the public.

Disco sur glace

Patinoire des Vernets

Sentier climatique: un parcours didactique en 11 étapes

City of Geneva

Learn about climate change in the 11 stops of the climate path designed by the City of Geneva

Bioparc Genève

Bioparc Genève

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.

WWF Suisse Sorties Nature

WWF Switzerland

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 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

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

Walks and Bike Rides in Geneva

Discover Geneva on foot or by bike thanks to a series of themed circuits.

 

Nature in the City

Onex

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.

Cedar Trees

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.

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

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.

Birdwatching

Marais de Sionnet Nature Reserve

An ideal location for birdwatching in the canton of Geneva.

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Located in Cartigny, this nature reserve is rich in biodiversity.

Cycle the Rhône

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.

Hike the Rhône

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.

Nature Walks

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.

Le sentier des découvertes de Lancy

Lancy 

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

New Year's Party in Geneva

31 December 2023 | Quai Gustave-Ador

VIVRE AVEC LES LOUPS de Jean-Michel Bertrand

12 January 2024 | Followed by a discussion with the director and the protagonist | Cinélux

Winter Concert 2023/24 | "Voyages"

27 January 2024 | Les Genevois

Film Screening | Chasing the Thunder

1 February 2024 | Cinélux

Solastalgie | La nature ne crie pas

3, 4 and 11 February 2024 | Poche

Ciné-dimanche Kids X FILMARcito: Agua

4 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Ciné-relax: Yuku et la fleur d'Himalaya

15 February 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Lido Pimienta | Exceptional Concert at United Nations

20 February 2024 | United Nations Office Geneva

Herbertine Poireau mène l'enquête

21 – 25 February 2024 | Théâtre des Grottes

FILMARcito: High Tech

25 February 2024

Festival du Film Vert

2 March – 14 April 2024

Sunday Movie X Green Film Festival

17 March 2024 |  Museum of Ethnography

Workshops and DIY

Tree Artworks

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.

Holiday Decorations

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.

Fragrant Scents

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.

Herbarium

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.

Climate Fresk

8 January 2024 |
Espace 3DD

Atelier Famille, Les Samis

21 January, 10 and 17 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Porcelain painting: its set and plate

21 January and 16 March 2024 | Museum Ariana

Atelier-formation "Apprendre à fabriquer ses cosmétiques naturels"

23 and 30 January, 13 and 27 Feburary and 12 March 2024 | L’Art du Cosmétique au Naturel

Vegetable dyeing workshop: the knowledge of Mexico's indigenous peoples

27 January and 2 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Atelier cosmétique – Fabrication d’un savon naturel

31 January 2024 | Société de Lecture

Dance and Writing Workshop around Rainwater

4 February 2024 | International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance, Global Water Dance – Geneva and Espace Enchanté

Tictic et Tictoc parlent d’énergie

7 February 2024 | Société de Lecture

Gender and Climate Fresco Workshop X Geneva Equality Week

2 and 5 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Vegetarian cooking workshop

13 March 2024 | Ferme de Budé

Nature Documentaries and Series

Restore: Films from the frontiers of hope

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration | United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agricultural Organization

Earth School

TED Ed and United Nations Environment Programme

Les lacustres - Mémoires d'outre-lac

Les lacustres – Mémoires d’outre-lac

Our Planet

WWF

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, watch the award-winning docuseries Our Planet that WWF and Netflix has made available for free on YouTube.

Online Resources

The UN Forest Podcast | UNECE

The UN Forest Podcast | UNECE

Let's Talk Ecosystems Podcast

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) | FAO & UNEP Europe Office

Interactive Nature Map

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.

Geneva's Biodiversity

Patrimoine Vert Genève

Learn more about the different species of flora and fauna in Geneva.

InfoSpecies

InfoSpecies

Learn about the different species of flora and fauna in Switzerland.

Science Guide

Science Academy of Sciences

Mobile app to learn about science, biodiversity and nature activities in Switzerland.

Nature for All Discovery Zone

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.

WWF Wild Classroom

WWF

Bring conservation and science to life with these videos from WWF experts sharing their stories and experiences working to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.

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

 Après-Ge

Gift ideas for an ethical and sustainable Christmas

Zero Waste Ideas for the Holidays

Zero Waste Switzerland

Zero Waste Ideas for the Holidays

Eco-Trees

Eco-Sapin

Purchase a living Christmas tree and give it back after the holiday for it to be   replanted.

Tips for an eco-responsible Christmas

Les pailettes vertes

Tips for an eco-responsible Christmas

Agir à Genève

Geneva’s platform of easy to implement actions to be more sustainable in the daily life.