Earth Day

22 April is Earth Day, one of the largest initiatives in favour of the planet, during which every year a series of events and initiatives are promoted to raise awareness on environmental issues. The day, established by the United Nations,…



Earth Hour 2016

On Saturday, 19 March, the Earth Hour returns: at 8.30 pm, each country, according to its summer time, will switch off all lights for one hour. The Earth Hour is the WWF global mobilisation initiative which, starting from the symbolic…



International Mountain Day

“(…) Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biodiversity. Moreover, they are a source of key resources such as minerals, forestry and agricultural products and recreation. As an important ecosystem, representing the complexity and ecological interdependence of our…

Rock Quarry


Recycle: the challenge in the construction industry

Legambiente recently presented at Ecomondo the Report “Recycle: the challenge in the construction industry”, the first report by the Recycle Observatory on innovation in construction sites and specifications for a reduction in the extraction of quarry materials and in the…



World Cities Day 2015

31 October is the World Cities Day, established on 27 December 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly with Resolution A/RES/ 68/239, in which the General Assembly "decides to designate the 31 October, starting from 2014, as the World Cities…



International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, with the aim of developing the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the risks of natural disasters and disseminate knowledge and awareness on the importance of prevention and mitigation practices.…



CinemAmbiente 2015

From 6 to 11 October, the 18th edition of CinemAmbiente, the festival which was the first in Italy to present and promote environmental films, will be held in Turin. The festival, which is normally held in June, has been moved…



Clean Up the Dark

Identify, report and if possible to clean up and reclaim all those cavities, both natural and artificial, which have become illegal landfills: this is the goal of the "Clean Up the Dark" event, now in its tenth edition, to be…



Earthquake in Chile

At 10.54 pm on 16 September (00.54 am on 17 September in Italy) a violent earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the coast of Chile, about 54 km from Illapel and 233 km north of Santiago. The earthquake occurred in the…

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