They extracted and separated dyes for wool, cotton and linen from plant matrices, essentially agricultural waste, such as radishes, red cabbage, artichokes, red onion and golden onion. And they won first prize in the 'InvFactor - you genius too!' Competition, organized by the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council (Irpps-Cnr) and by the European Commission Representation in Italy.
From the European excesses 58,390 tons of food and on the National Food Collection Day another 10,120 tons: this is what was collected in 2011 alone by the Food Bank thanks to the 1,500 volunteers who dedicate their time to ensure that food is not wasted unnecessarily. In addition to them, companies can also lend a hand: according to Andrea Giussani, President of the Banco Alimentare Onlus Foundation, “we have in our DNA the collaboration with the business world that also helps us reach distant targets for us”.
Valuing waste and demonstrating that you can have fun with little: this is why Gabriele Saluci, with his friend Lorenzo Fracastoro, decided to build Postiki, a catamaran made of plastic bottles and recycled material, to navigate the Po. And ask: why can't we just have the freedom to enjoy a beautiful river?
Submarine museums: today accessible, safe and sustainable thanks to TETI, It took two years and nine brains to work, but the Alta Scuola Politecnica of Milan and Turin has developed a multidisciplinary project with the imperative not to alter the ecosystem and the site itself. TETI stands for "Integrated Technologies for the Sustainable Management of the Underwater Cultural Heritage", it was developed starting from the case study of the Underwater Archaeological Itinerary of Capo Graziano in Filicudi and to tell it are the two team leaders: Clery Bionaz and Davide Agostoni.
"Challenge to the last bag", because there is a need to train a new "special" generation. According to Silvia Ricci of Porta La Sporta, a competition between virtuous municipalities will make citizens aware of the environmental and economic impact of the plastic bag, letting them experience first-hand that everyone has the opportunity every day to "do the right thing".
"Get caught", he convinced: the guys (who made it), the citizens (who saw it recycled more), and also the jury of the Varese Cortisonics Short Film Festival 2012 who selected him among the finalists and awarded him the Special Legambiente mention. "Get caught" is a video that some of the Cinisello Balsamo kids produced from start to finish to raise awareness among fellow citizens on the issue of recycling.
In via Chiodi, in Milan, there are about 25,000 square meters of urban gardens born from a private initiative. In spring they produce radishes, broad beans and peas, and then salads, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and courgettes, beets and spinach, croissants, all aromatic herbs and many flowers. Something even in winter, including cabbage and herbs, but all year round urban gardens produce sociality, and sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviors.
Five in their twenties, an app and many citizens who can exchange furniture, books, objects, services, music lessons, clothes and advice: this is the Toc Toc Movement, a social network of exchanges to reduce waste and, why not, also expenses. And maybe earn a friend. Antonio Polillo, Francesco Corazza, Carolina Gomez Naranjo, Andrea Pollio, Lucia Rampanti, Ida Telalbasic have been working on it for months and months and soon, after the tests, everyone will be able to barter with a click or a touch.
For every 200 mannequins there are 1,000 kg of recycled plastic. Every 1000 kg of plastic saved is 700 kg of oil saved and 2 tons less of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The accounts are soon made for La Rosa, which has been making mannequins since 1922, has been concerned with the environment since 1960 and has become Green and Carbon Neutral since 2006.
He does everything in Italy, tries to collaborate, to innovate, to promote his products but above all an idea of green mobility: Daniele Ceccotti, Grisù's father, and director of Camperbusiness elbowing, dreams and in the meantime asks public administrations to operationally incentivize companies like yours.
In 2012, thanks to milk and cans, greenhouse emissions equal to 325 thousand tons of CO2 were avoided and energy was saved for over 140 thousand tons of oil equivalent: “thanks Cial”, it is appropriate to say. And the general manager of the Aluminum Packaging Consortium, Gino Schiona, tells what it is about.
Reliable, ecological and fast, indeed, faster, they, by bicycle, compared to those usual bulky and polluting trucks: they are the Urban Bike Messengers, the couriers specialized in light and express deliveries that for 4 years have been speeding through Milan more and more numerous and efficient.While thinking of an ever more colorful and clean and more civilized Milan, Roberto Peia, the president of UBM and fast UBM himself, is multiplying the services offered on the pedals; from food to online tracking.
Pay for public transport with your smartphone. If the green pirates of Hackathon, arriving in Naples in June as part of MobilityTech, could fulfill a wish, that of Renzo Brunetti, President of ANM (Azienda Napoletana Mobilità) would be this. Naples is ready.1) The Mobility Hackathons arrive in Naples.
Donatella De Giorgi lands a sustainable ice cream shop in Milan, and today from her little Stickhouse she struggles with bureaucracies and sanctions that slow down green ideas as the summer progresses, the desire for ice cream increases. His have only the waste of a birch stick, coming from Nordic countries and made without waste.
“To get out of the crisis it will not be enough to go back to producing more, it will be necessary to produce better. A new eco-sustainable production system is our challenge and our condition of survival ”. Paolo Bellavite, owner of the publishing house of the same name in Missaglia (LC), A.G.BELLAVITE (http: // www.
With the first, and certainly not the last, SKA Green Energy Day, last February 29, INAF and MANAGEMENT INNOVATION gathered all the Italian companies in the sector for a competition of ideas all made in Italy to find technological solutions for energy autonomy by SKA, a series of radio telescopes distributed in the desert areas of Australia and / or South Africa.
“Good technological development, but with some delays in applications”. And in Italy there is also a cultural problem: "low maturity of users, therefore, little is invested". It must be said that "it is difficult to plan works over time and follow them until they are completed". Finally, experimentation is welcome, “but not on the skin of citizens!
Organic solar cells manufactured using light, the idea of Luca Beverina, researcher in organic chemistry of the Materials Science department of the University of Milan-Bicocca, improves the production process of organic photovoltaic cells by offering the user more conversion efficiency of the 'solar energy into electricity and a reduction in production costs.
"Feeding the current generations without damaging the future": is the goal of the tribe of sustainability, a group of virtuous dieticians including Stefania Vezzosi, member of the Andid Board of Directors who explains how a sustainable food model, with a varied, sober and at the same time healthy and with low environmental impact be the starting point for a different future
In Italy "there is still a lot to do but we are learning from the neighbors and the momentum of the last 10 years is positive", as for the dream of a zero-emission city, it is "utopian, at least for now". It is a portrait of the world in chiaroscuro tones that painted by Francesco Gori, CEO of ESA Engineering who, very concretely, told how to transform cities and above all the lives of those who live or work there.
Handy, beautiful and easy to park, safe and to load quickly with good autonomy. But above all Twizy is Zero Emissions, 100 electric and Zero Noise. Here's what made her deserve a flash mob entirely dedicated to the MobilityTech of Naples. Talking about Renault's Urban Crosser, also in a 14-year-old version, is Francesco Fontana Giusti, the company's Head of Image and Communication.