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EOS 2013 - Competition for green artists
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EOS 2013 - Competition for green artists

There will be green works and projects on display at the EOS - Exposition of Sustainability fair scheduled from 17 to 19 May 2013 in Udine. Here then is a great opportunity for artists, designers and garden designers who make the green their message through the choice of eco-friendly materials, or who launch messages of sustainability, also in the sign of reuse.

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Spiga Smart Street: the green Milan

Can a road be smart? Maybe not, but it can certainly become more beautiful and welcoming, offer more accessible services to citizens and cost less for lighting. You see a street like this - smart is the right definition - in Milan and it is called via della Spiga, in the fashion district, now also the first Smart Street Multiservizi in Italy.
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RiscARTIfest in Rome: the aesthetics of reuse

We are happy to report because the debut of RiscARTIfest 2013 at the Città dell’Altra Economia in Rome (Brancaccio district) from 5 to 14 April is really interesting. What is it about? Before going into the details of the festival, however, let's say that a bathtub can be more practical in the living room, used as an armchair, for those who do not use the bathtub preferring a quick shower in the morning.
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Green Globe Banking Award 2013

Banks and financial companies where economic logic is combined with attention and respect for the environment, with an approach that makes it possible to produce economic value by stimulating virtuous behavior, from the point of view of sustainable development, of the communities and territories in which the banks operate.
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Citizenship Festival

We need more responsible administrations and citizens willing to get back into the game in their local communities to act aspiring to the collective well-being and the environment. It is on the basis of these needs that the fifth edition of the Citizenship Festival will be held in Padua from 3 to 12 May, which will see among the protagonists, for the third year in a row, the Scuola di AltRa Formazione, the opening event of the Festival.
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Green Banking, an engine for the relaunch

Green Banking could represent an important tool to overcome the crisis. This discipline, introduced in the 1990s by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) analyzes the potential of the banking sector in the development of a sustainable economy.In Italy many banks are developing new intervention tools and reorienting themselves in favor of sustainability, demonstrating a ability to renew its products and business practices.
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In New York, images with a high emotional impact

Images are a powerful means of information, especially in an age in which social change is urgently needed to protect the environment, for justice, for peace and to eliminate all forms of oppression. Remember the posters you had in your room when you were still a teenager? Perhaps they depicted a singer or a movie poster… Elizabeth Resnick in one of her latest collections, has well thought of representing climate change using images as a vehicle for information.
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Citytech 2013, the mobility of the third millennium

Although technology today allows for lower emission of pollutants in exhaust gases, there is still a need to find new strategies to make transport on a human scale. While there has been a slight decrease in carbon monoxide, unburnt hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides, there has been no improvement since 1997 when it comes to fine particles and ground ozone, recognized as the most dangerous substances for health. man and the environment.
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World Environment Day 2013

Let's not forget that 5 June is World Environment Day, even if aihmé is not talked about much. For example, I make my case, this morning going to the office by car I happened to listen to two GR Radios and I have not heard a word about this World Environment Day 2013. Yet the theme is interesting because this year WED talks about 'foodprint' , food imprint, understood as the contribution that each of us can make to the reduction of food waste.
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Banks with 'almost 0 energy' and 'green deposit' at the Banking Award

Green Globe Banking Award also awarded this year (2013 - 6th edition) to banks that have shown that they value environmental protection. And the point is not whether the banks did it out of a sense of responsibility or to please the market (usually both) what matters is that their projects-actions are concrete and lead to results that can be translated into collective good.
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How much is Corporate Social Responsibility worth?

Not what matters on a human level, so far we are all in agreement, here we talk about 'what is worth' in a nutshell. Excuse the bluntness, but this is the question we are all asking: how much is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) worth for the reputation, and consequently for the business, of organizations?
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Smart Utility Summit 2013

What are the key drivers in the implementation of an intelligent and customer-centric electrical system? What is the role, challenges and opportunities of Utilities in the current regulatory, economic and energy context? Why Smart Grids and how the national electricity grid is evolving? They will be discussed in Rome, on 9 July 2013 at Palazzo Rospigliosi, at the Smart Utility Summit 2013 conference organized by Business International, with the patronage of Aiget, Federutility and FIRE and in collaboration with IBM.
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States General Green Economy 2013: what does Zanonato say?

Also in 2013 the Ecomondo event, scheduled in Rimini on 6 and 7 November next, will give space to the General States of the Green Economy, the most institutional of the moments in which the situation and the objectives of national policies for sustainable development are taken stock Also in preparation for this appointment, the National Council of the Green Economy, made up of 63 business organizations, has scheduled a meeting with the Minister of Economic Development Flavio Zanonato.
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From green banking to green rating

You want to talk about the green economy if no one gives you the money for investments, or whoever has the money keeps it tight because they don't trust much. In the green economy, let's face it, the banking system is very important and green banking (understood as the sensitivity of the banking system to the economy that makes environmental sustainability a key to development) plays a fundamental role.
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APER and Assosolare together: asoRinnovabili is born

APER has become aceRinnovabili. The unanimous vote of the APER members in the assembly of 18 July decreed the birth of asoRinnovabili (Association of producers, industry and services for renewable energy). The members of Assosolare merged into the new association, who on 2 July had in turn unanimously reaffirmed their intention to join APER.
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SUN is the world's fair in the open air

GARDEN Sun is the exhibition path that combines the world of international design with that of horticultural excellence. SUN, the International Outdoor Exhibition, has been a reference point for over thirty years in the field of design, furniture and accessories for the Outdoor universe.
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In Milan, so critical so fashion

Ethical fashion has won a front row seat during Milan Fashion Week. It's called so critical so fashion and it's the first event in Italy dedicated to critical and independent fashion. It will be held in Milan from Friday 20 until Sunday 22 September at the exceptional location of Frigoriferi Milanesi.
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A Green New Deal for Italy

Water Protection and Green Economy Regions-Local Authorities are the two new working groups established in 2013 by the National Council of the Green Economy, and which join the 8 already existing on the following topics: Eco-innovation; Efficiency, renewability of materials and waste recycling; Energy efficiency and savings; Renewable energy sources; Ecosystem services; Sustainable mobility; Agricultural supply chains of ecological quality; Sustainable finance and credit for the green economy.
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Italian companies and the environment at the CSR European Award

Behind the best CSR corporate social responsibility initiatives in the business world there are, more and more often, multi-stakeholder partnerships. The subjects involved in the initiatives awarded by the EU Commission within the European CSR Award include: public institutions (26), non-profit organizations (43), universities (9) and social enterprises (7), with which companies tend to build relationships of continuous collaboration over time.
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The key role of local authorities in the Green Plan for Italy

We may not have noticed it because the crisis has distracted us, but in the last 3 years in Italy 360 thousand companies have invested in green technologies and 240 thousand jobs (38 of hires in 2012) have been created by companies from the green economy. What is needed now is a large national Green Plan divided into 3 lines: cities, laboratories for experiments in the green economy; the enhancement of the territory; the efficient use of resources.
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CSR and social innovation in relation

Since the beginning of the economic crisis, 90 of Italians have been more attentive to the environment, or at least claim to be, and the majority of excellent companies confirm or rather rebound investments for sustainability in all aspects, or at least claim to do so. Virtuous effects of an unwanted recession but also the point from which to start again: more than one in two Italians today declares that at the end of the crisis their way of consuming will be very different from before.
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