It was inaugurated today the project carried out between March and April in the VIII Municipality of Rome which led to the planting of 2,000 young trees, thanks to the support of the multiservice energy cooperative Cpl Concordia as part of the ‘Earth Care – our Present for Future’ program.
Urban forestry intervention is part of Mosaico Verde, the national campaign conceived and promoted by AzzeroCO2 and Legambiente with the aim of redeveloping the Italian territory and protecting the existing woods.
The project concerned specifically 4 areas inside the Municipality VIII of Rome Capital located between the Tintoretto Park, the Don Picchi Solidarity Park, in Via Cristoforo Colombo, the Skate Park area in San Paolo and the green area in Via Laurentina. The areas are characterized by being located in a highly urbanized context and subject to a high level of pollution. The trees were then planted in order to create real ‘anti-smog groves’ with the aim of mitigating the negative effects of polluting emissions and heat islands., giving, at the same time, a positive contribution to the usable urban green.
“We have before us the challenge of cities, in the awareness that our individual lifestyles and strategic, structural choices fall into the ecological transition to reverse the course. It can be done, investing today in what will become the city of tomorrow. . In Municipality VIII, thanks to the availability of AzzeroCO2 and the support of Cpl Concordia, 2000 new trees have been planted which will contribute to the absorption, during their life, of tons of CO2 “, he says. Amedeo Ciaccheri, president of the Municipality of Rome VIII.
“Another important step is added to the green new deal of the Municipality of Rome VIII, launched in June 2018, recovering other precious abandoned areas and returning them to citizens for the future. A commitment maintained to improve the territorial green areas”, he says Michele Centorrino, Councilor for the Environment of the Municipality of Rome VIII.
To ensure the biodiversity of the project and its rapid take root, various native species have been used, consistent with the climatic conditions of the territory, including the holm oak, the field maple, the ornella, the hackberry, the elm and the lesser elm. the downy oak.
The support of Cpl Concordia in the planting of these 2000 trees is part of the wider project ‘Earth Care – our Present for Future’ which the company created in 2020. “The Cooperative’s commitment represents a great opportunity to contribute to the protection of environmental values and provides for the planting of 6,000 trees over the next three years, in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda UN 2030 – underlines the president of Cpl Concordia Paolo Barbieri – Thanks to the collaboration with AzzeroCO2, with the Earth Care project, the company objective is to develop different wooded areas that can contribute to the mitigation of the effects generated by pollution, the protection of citizens’ health and the landscape improvement of the areas concerned. Furthermore, the proximity of these areas to our operational headquarters testifies to the attention and proximity to the territories in which we operate and in which our members live and work “.
The Mosaico Verde campaign, which includes the forestry intervention in the Municipality VIII of the capital, was born in 2018 with the aim of facilitating the meeting between the needs of local authorities to recover green areas and the willingness of companies to invest resources in the creation or protection of permanent forests, as a measure of Corporate Social Responsibility.
“The collaboration with Cpl Concordia offers us the opportunity to carry out a new urban redevelopment project with the aim of increasing the well-being of the community – he says Sandro Scollato, CEO of AzzeroCO2 – The planting of these 2,000 trees in the VIII Municipality of Rome will in fact bring benefits to the city in terms of reducing pollution and mitigating heat islands, at the same time allowing its citizens a better usability of these places “.