Sustainability and a flower in All you need is a flower -100 hours for the environment. In more than 100 hours of events we have tried to answer and ask questions about a sustainable world.
Sustainability, a term that embraces concepts that are difficult to summarize if not by using the 17 goals of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. Even keeping the Agenda as a “compass” it is still difficult to give the full meaning of the five days of speeches held last June. In order to make your reading easier we have decided to give the structure of Air, Land and Water to Quaderno 11. We really hope that you can enjoy the complexity of what has been discussed.
Three articles dealing with the air element. The destructive air of the Vaia storm – by Thierry Robert Luciani -, the extremely polluted air of fine dust – by Salvatore Patti – and finally the “in the air” cultivation of vertical farms (greenhouses) – by Sergio Martin.
Land, the largest section of articles. Six pieces that intersect visions, sensitivities and different but complementary approaches to each other. The section starts with a piece dealing with nutrition, intensive farming and the musical evenings related with ” All you need is a flower” – by Stefano Pesce.
We then move on to two more pieces that focus on the area of Mestre – Venezia and Marghera. They will lead us to “visit” businesses and the sustainability of production processes – by Gabriella Chiellino – and on how to reach the sustainability of a community and a territory – by Gruppo di lavoro Piave .
The last three articles will focus on different projects. The first one on how to “clean the world” – by Ermes Tuon, the second on how to develop sustainable tourism by using digital tools – by Antonella Grana– and finally how to re-use the Veneto area which is deeply affected by overbuilding – by Federico Della Puppa.
Water, the third and last section with three articles. The Venice lagoon and the types of fish living (and used to live) there. The effects of climate change can be seen on the fish population – by Riccardo Fiorin. We then go back to Mestre with the dream / need for a green area: the Marzenego park – by Carla Dalla Costa. And finally a piece that tells ua a story of art coming from rivers and the sea – by Barbara Cremaschi
Sustainability and a flower. Can a flower be enough? Can anything be done? This was the very first question. Yes even if “it’s already late”. Some people still deny the existance of a problem. They do not want to see the problem / problems caused by human activities
Yet we can all do something big or small based on our sensitivity and ability. The point is: do we want to make a change? …
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