|ERG ReGeneration |
The second edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge, the business plan competition created to provide students, start-ups and companies with the opportunity to develop business initiatives concluded in January 2019.
The second edition was national in scope, focusing particularly on the regions of South and Central Italy, and 120 entrepreneurial projects were submitted. The three best ideas were awarded a sum of money to help develop their projects.
Now in its sixth year, the environmental education project "Vai col Vento!" (Go with the wind!) is dedicated to third-year middle school pupils in the municipalities that host our wind farms. The project has been sponsored by the Italian Ministry of the Environment since its launch and - as of 2016 - also by the Carabinieri police.
|A tutta acqua!|| |
Dedicated to secondary school students in Umbria, Lazio and Marche where our hydroelectric plants are located, the third edition of environmental education project "A tutta Acqua!", developed in follow-up to "Vai col Vento!" and adopting the same format, was held in the spring of 2019.
As well as the training sessions and guided tour of the Galleto plant, the children also have the chance to visit the
protected area of the Marmore waterfalls.
|Progetto Scuola|| |
In 2010 we launched "Progetto Scuola" ("School Project") to support activities in schools of all levels and types in the province of Syracuse. In 2019 we once again supported the Legality Project organised by the provincial headquarters of the Carabinieri of Syracuse through the launch of the competition entitled "Un casco
vale una vita" ("Helmets save Lives") dedicated to third-year middle school pupils.
We also supported the "Icaro 2019" road safety education project organised by Syracuse's provincial Traffic Police division, which involves approximately 2,000 secondary school students.
|This event is dedicated to final-year students of technical schools in the areas where our plants are located, and organised as part of "Progetto Scuola". |
The initiative has taken place in the province of Syracuse for 13 years and 2019 marked the fourth consecutive year for the events the towns of Terni, Perugia, Rieti and Viterbo: in November the students visited the Galletto hydroelectric power plant while in Sicily students had the opportunity to visit the combined cycle plant in Melilli
and the control centre of the Carlentini wind farms.
|A scuola di energia|| |
In 2019 ERG, Legambiente and ARPA Umbria signed a Memorandum of Understanding which led to the launch of the "A scuola di Energua" (Learning about Energy) project.
|Mus-e Onlus |
We support the MUS-E Onlus Foundation, which organises projects aimed at primary schools with an elevated presence of immigrant children or those from difficult socio-family situations so as to involve pupils in creative art initiatives to promote school integration.
|Amici Ospedale |
Gaslini di Genova
We became "Friends" of G. Gaslini Hospital in Genoa where thousands of children from all over Italy and the world are hospitalised each year, aiming to spread the word through our digital "get well soon" card. The association helps to raise money for the hospital to fund special projects and technological development, and a fundraising platform has been created.
|Flying Angels association |
We support the Flying Angels association that, in partnership with a scientific committee and local organisations, helps to transport promptly children who need urgent medical treatment to hospital. By buying Flying Angels Christmas baubles, in December we helped to pay for the flights of two children from under-developed nations to the Gaslini hospital for life-saving treatment.
|The Oasis of |
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. An Environmental Education Centre is located inside the park, which also includes seven bird-watching hides equipped with noticeboards and explanatory panels to help recognising the many species. A tower was also built to watch the birds.