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  1. Who we are : 20 Regional branches 1.500 Local groups over 115.000 members • UNEP • EEB • IUCN • acknowledged by Ministry of Environment

  2. think globally, act locally • scientific enviromentalism • attention to urban degradation • environmental education • new approach to economy and employment What We Think:

  3. Main ecological problems in Italy • rivers pollution (towns and factories without a system for recycling waste water) • illegal buildings inareas of natural interest • decreasing of wildlife habitat • impoverishment of sea-ecosystem due to tourism and pollution • Air pollution in big towns • Soil impoverishment due to intensive agriculture

  4. Our main campaigns: • Goletta Verde (Green Ship) • Treno Verde (Green Train) • Mal’Aria (Sick Air) • SalvalArte (Save the Art) • Cento Strade per Giocare (100 Streets to Play ) • Fiuminforma (Information about environmenatl state of Italian rivers)

  5. Our campaigns: • Festambiente • Chernobyl Project • Piccola grande Italia (Little Big Italy) • Clima e povertà (Climate and Poverty) • Puliamo il Mondo (Clean-Up the World) • Spiagge Pulite (Clean-Up the Med)

  6. Editing: Nuova Ecologia Guida Blu Jey Rifiuti Oggi Scuola informazione Ambiente Italia Festambiente News Nuova Ecologia internet daily newspaper

  7. Our working groups: • Scientific Committee • Research Institute for Italy's Environment • Observatory for the Environment and the Law • Legal Action Centres • Environmental Education Centres

  8. Our actions and projects in the Mediterranean Basin • Clean up the Med • Goletta Verde • Guida blu (Blue Guide) • three Mediterranean environmental festivals (France, Greece, Italy) • Euromediterranean environmental network • Web-site www.mediterraneandiversity.net • Cooperation between Corsica natural park and Maremma natural park • building up of a network between natural parks of the Mediterranean • cooperation with Land-Art artists • Database about political and environmental state in the Med

  9. Goletta Verde Campaign against sea water pollution Along Italian shores 16 years of activity 2 ships 120,000 km of sailing 500 samples each year

  10. Goletta Verde “1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Flags” Clean sea and beaches, ecosustainable tourist facilities “Black Flag” Demolition Day Eco-Monsters

  11. Goletta Verde Some 2002 data: • 20.656 samples with a high concentration of pollution • 20 black flags • 26 eco-monsters denounced

  12. Clean-Up the Med International eco-action made up by volunteers and school classes in the Mediterranean basin Started in 1995 with 60 NGOs In 2002 over 850 NGOs partecipated in 22 countries

  13. Clean-Up the Med three days Cleaning of rivers, seasides, villages, neighbouroods, etc. Organization of conferences, environment education, puppets and music show

  14. Clean-Up the Med Some data about degradation of materials: Cigarette : 1-5 years Plastic Bag: 10-20 years Aluminium Can: 80-100 years Glass Bottles: 1 million years

  15. Clima e Povertà (Climate and Poverty) C&P focus on the relation between climate and underdevelopment Johannesburg Summit declared that underdeveloped countries release less quantities of dioxide carbon than the richest ones but they pay the highest price as • desertification • rising of temperature • sanitary deseases • social problems and poverty

  16. Clima e Povertà (Climate and Poverty) STOP GREENHOUSE EFFECT ! C&P planned the following aims: • distribution of information material about the relation among climate and poverty • two national petitions about the decreasing 6.5% CO2 emission • destination of 0.7% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to cooperation and development programs • decreasing 50% of the energy production from oil in 20 years • fundraising to finance solidarity and cooperation projects the third world • awareness campaigns in schools This is a reliable program that could decrease the world hunger

  17. Ecological Village 100,000 visitors 17 days Expo Area Debates Entertainment (cinema, music shows, street theatre, exhibition..) Organic food

  18. Legambiente Solidarietà A Legambiente’s branch which works in countries where social problems are related to environmental disasters

  19. Chernobyl Project Started in 1994 Aims: • hosting children from areas close toChernobylNPP • awareness of public opinion about the nuclear contamination in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine • collecting funds to provide paediatric hospitals with drugs and sanitary equipment

  20. Chernobyl Project 20,000 children hosted in 8 years 1 month in Italy eating clean food, reduces about 50% Cesium 137 they absorbed 120 local groups host 7-12 years old children Children come from most contaminated areas ( > 15 Curie of Ce 137 per sqkm)

  21. Other projects in that area: Bragin ( Belarus region) Vetka ( Belarus region) Humus ( building of greenhouses with uncontaminated soil ) Mobile Ambulatory ( diagnosing of thyroid cancer)

  22. Other International actions of Legambiente Solidarietà Afghanistan Cuba Kosovo Mozambico Amazonia