|Vai col Vento!|| |
The third edition of the environmental education project "Vai col Vento" took place from March to May. It was promoted by ERG and involved students of the third year of middle school in the municipalities where our wind farms are located. Since its first edition, this project has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and by the Carabinieri police since 2016. It involved 1,500 students from the Regions Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, Campania, Molise, Apulia and Sardinia. Classroom lectures were held on renewable energy sources, wind in particular, on environment topics, climate change and energy efficiency. After the lectures, the students were taken on guided tours of wind farms, where our technicians explained how wind farms are built, managed and operated and how they generate electricity.
|Progetto Scuola|| |
In the framework of "Progetto Scuola", we organised the "Giornata dell'Energia Elettrica" (Electricity Day). This event involved the last-year students from the technical schools of the areas where our plants are located. We have held this event several times in Siracusa and, in 2016, also in Terni and Viterbo. In November, over 150 students from four different technical schools visited the Galleto hydroelectric power plant. Other students from Siracusa, Augusta, Palazzolo and Carlentini were offered a visit to ERG Power's combined-cycle power plant in Melilli and to ERG Renew's Carlentini control centre. Our managers and engineers explained the technical characteristics of these two plants to the students, while pointing out the importance for ERG of the energy efficiency and sustainability of the production.
|ERG ReGeneration Challenge|| |
Last October, we launched the first edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge. This business plan competition was created to provide students, startuppers and companies with the opportunity to develop business initiatives in the area around Terni. The project was a part of the "Terni Urban Re-Generation" initiative, developed by the Terni municipality for the redevelopment of the urban area. It is divided into three phases: project selection, training, awarding. Project selection is carried out by a team of experts, who drive their "Barcamper" mobile office to the city where the initiative is being held: Terni, Perugia, Macerata, Viterbo and Rieti. During the first phase, 40 start-ups are selected and attend a twodaytraining course; after this, 20 initiatives are selected to attend a one-week workshop. The three best ideas are awarded a sum of money which they can use to develop their projects.
|The Oasis |
The WWF has been taken care of the Oasis of Alviano since its establishment, in 1990, and contributes to the maintenance of the environment and to better reception facilities.
|Umbria Jazz Assist|| |
We supported the "Umbria Jazz Assist" initiative, organised by the "Fondazione Umbria Jazz" in cooperation with the Umbria Region. In September and October, two concerts took place and all the money collected was donated to the people affected by the earthquake in the Umbria, Marche and Lazio regions.
|Fondazione Gaslini e Fondazione Flying Angels|| |
We support the Istituto G. Gaslini in Genoa - a centre of excellence for the treatment of childhood diseases at international level - and the Fondazione Mus-E Onlus, which organises projects for primary school children from sociallydepressed areas to involve pupils in art creation initiatives for school integration.