Alla scoperta del quartiere Cruillas: intervista a Massimo Giaconia, Consigliere Comunale di Palermo

Continua il nostro percorso alla scoperta del quartiere Cruillas: giorno dopo giorno, impariamo a guardarlo da un’altra prospettiva e facciamo tesoro di ulteriori punti di vista e riflessioni. Questa volta portiamo la testimonianza di Massimo Giaconia, Consigliere Comunale di Palermo e abitante del quartiere.  Come descriverebbe il quartiere?   “Cruillas è prima di tutto il posto … Leggi tutto Alla scoperta del quartiere Cruillas: intervista a Massimo Giaconia, Consigliere Comunale di Palermo

Alla scoperta di Cruillas: intervista a Michele Maraventano, Presidente della VI Circoscrizione

Anima Franca è un progetto ideato e sviluppato da H.R.Y.O. Human Rights Youth Organization e sostenuto dall’ANG – Agenzia Nazionale Giovani nell’ambito del programma Corpo Europeo di Solidarietà con l’obiettivo di contribuire alla rivitalizzazione di Terra Franca, che da bene confiscato diventa bene comune.  Il progetto ha avuto inizio a novembre 2019 e ha avviato … Leggi tutto Alla scoperta di Cruillas: intervista a Michele Maraventano, Presidente della VI Circoscrizione

Atom, the most dangerous energy source. Or is it?

As the days go by... As we are marching forward, equipped with the newest technological gadgets and clothed with imported from far away lands garments, somewhere in between all the informational avalanche we are experiencing everyday, voices of worry regarding climate change are peeking onto us. These voices are not loud, nor frequent. They appear … Leggi tutto Atom, the most dangerous energy source. Or is it?

Beyond global warming: why we need to save water to stop climate change

Climate change, which is discussed more and more often, is not only about global warming, i.e. rising temperatures. This is a whole series of dangerous phenomena, resulting in the deterioration of the living conditions of hundreds of millions of inhabitants of the globe. Access to drinking water is becoming the main problem. Climate change simulations … Leggi tutto Beyond global warming: why we need to save water to stop climate change

Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

Today we would like to talk to you about zero kilometer products. What are they? As the term itself indicates, they are commodities, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, milk, eggs, wine, meat, cereals, that are produced and sold more or less in the same place, where the purchase/sale process is often managed by the producer without … Leggi tutto Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

Global temperatures are high and will continue to rise for decades. Carbon emissions and climate change have major impacts on our ecosystems including air pollution; temperature extremes resulting in droughts and heatwaves; and rise in sea levels resulting in floods. Climate change also poses a major threat to human life causing threats to physical health … Leggi tutto 16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

The importance of rethinking our economy

In today’s world, everything - from global warming to global financial crisis - is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society. Based on the discourse of Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and the author of several books, including … Leggi tutto The importance of rethinking our economy

7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

The numbers of cooperative business models are increasing daily. These business models are especially successful in the food sector, as well as many others, like housing.  The difference between a cooperative and traditional business models are really clear. In a cooperative, the partners agree with local or nearby producers to buy products according to a … Leggi tutto 7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Did you know that agriculture makes up even 70% of global sweet water consumption? That is an astonishing number, especially given the fact that we use water every day in our taps, market shelves are full of various drinks and industry needs it as well. However, all other water designations account for barely one third. … Leggi tutto Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture

What is permaculture?It is not easy to describe in a few words the concept of permaculture as it involves a lot of activities and several processes. Permaculture is often related to eco agriculture, but it is definitely more than that, as it also involves aspects such as economy, bio construction and renewable energy, water treatment, … Leggi tutto Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture