Thirteen events in two days. Live Earthprize international, the award for environmental education and the landscape held in the first edition today and tomorrow in Luino, on Lake Maggiore. A real festival (read the program), concentrated in various public spaces of the Lombard town, which will be attended by radio and television presenters, journalists, artists, educators and cultural operators, students and teachers coming from local schools. All share the same mission of building a culture useful to the Planet, inspired by the Paris Agreement on climate and the Encyclical “Laudato si ‘…” by Pope Francis: “EarthPrize wants to be a multiplier of positive actions for the environment and quality of life »explains the journalist and writer Luca Novelli, artistic director of the award promoted by Weec Network and Città di Luino with the contribution of the Community Foundation of Varese, the support of Hupac as main sponsor, of Editoriale Scienza and Carrefour, the patrons of Lombardy Region, Italian Touring Club, Slow Food, Mountain Community of Verbano Alps and Italian Federation of Environmental Media.

Luca Novelli artistic director of the Earth Prize

During the two days there will be meetings with the different protagonists of the event, then in today’s evening, Saturday 23 at 21.00, the award ceremony in the Social Theater: the young communicators of Young Reporter for Environmental in Copenhagen will be present. web 310,000 young people in 34 countries, the Caterpillar transmission group of Radio Due that in Italy has involved millions of families with the initiative “Mi illumino di meno”, a great character of publishing as Francesca Marzotto Caotorta that has transformed the art of gardening in an involving action to enhance the landscape. And again Silver, the artist and creator of the character of Lupo Alberto, who has lent his famous blue wolf to several environmental education campaigns. Then the television, with the conductors of Linea Verde, Rai Uno’s historic television program that accompanied the evolution and enhancement of the Italian landscape, and those of the Albert Garden broadcast on the Swiss Radio Television which put under observation the glaciers of the Alps.

Alessandra Miglio, Councilor for the Environment of the City of Luino

An EarthPrize International will also go to Reinhold and Magdalene Messner who have given life to an unprecedented museum operation that will bequeath the respect and culture of the mountain. The Trekking Locarno-Venezia, which for some years anticipates the opening of the navigable route between Switzerland and Venice, is destined to become one of the European landscape and cultural attractions. Finally, two awards related to the territory hosting the event: the GreenSchool project involving tens of thousands of young people from the Province of Varese and the app created by the students of the ISIS of Luino, which allows you to find free and safe car passes, adding a technological value to the “Equostop” sustainable mobility project.

“Earthprize is a way to give visibility to the role of those who educate the environment and those who contribute to building a better future, sustainability is under construction and the change of culture, skills and interpersonal skills that environmental education represents the fundamental premise for this liveable future to be realized “comments Mario Salomone, Weecnetwork general secretary.

Mario Salomone, General secretary of WEEC Network

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