LabGov “fa appello” alle Matricole!

LabGov “fa appello” alle Matricole!

In occasione della Giornata della Matricola, LabGov indossa il “vestito più bello” e si presenta al nuovo pubblico.

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Chi ha mai dimenticato il primo giorno di Università? La voglia di scoprire un nuovo mondo e quel senso di “smarrimento”…

Anche quest’anno la Luiss dedica alle matricole un’intera giornata, fissata per lunedì 23 settembre, presso la sede di Viale Romania, ideata per accogliere gli studenti nel migliore dei modi e farli sentire a casa.

Quale migliore occasione per LabGov se non quella di  presentarsi al nuovo pubblico? Per questo motivo i  governauti hanno  progettato una serie di attività divertenti, che oltre allo scopo di “avvicinare” i ragazzi al tema della cura condivisa dei beni comuni, “lasceranno il segno”!

Uno stand sarà posizionato all’interno dell’università, per venire incontro a tutti quelli che vorranno saperne di più. Per loro saranno messi a disposizione gli account di facebook e twitter, tramite i quali sarà possibile tenersi costantemente in contatto con noi e seguire in diretta l’evento di presentazione alla Luiss!

Italy: the most well-endowed country toward a future of sustainable economy

Italy: the most well-endowed country toward a future of sustainable economy

renzopianoAfter his appointment as a Senator, Renzo Piano spoke to the press about important matters concerning the future of Italy: green economy and urban suburbs. The famous architect said that there is no better country than Italy to achieve a policy of “ecological economy” which is energy production and valorization of natural wonders that crowd “Il Bel Paese”.

We must focus on these talents to remark our strong points, to give the economy a refresh and to create new jobs for young people. It is necessary to continue without following dusty solutions and urban policies that instead of recovering architectural beauties or historical sides of cities drive to the growth of new suburbs that each day consumes territory and resources. Environmental and cultural commons are the treasure of our country and give us a peculiar history that we have to respect. As Mr. Piano said we are indeed “dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants” .

Bologna: vegetable garden for young people and families

Bologna: vegetable garden for young people and families

origin_1715139318In north of Italy, exactly in Bologna, the Caab (The Agriculture and Food Centre of Bologna) is arranging a new project, called “Progetto 100 x 100” (Project 100 for 100). The Caab is a modern structure designed to promote the wholesale food products and related logistics services. The initiative provides for the granting of pieces of land to some young people and families. Such land is vegetable garden, composed of hundred square meters ground. The Caab will grant 100 pieces of land and so we can understand the name of the project’s meaning. The initiative’s innovation is very particular, because the Caab doesn’t merely grant the gardens, but it goes beyond. In fact, the organization will give concrete tools for the care of gardens. Every family can grow their own vegetable garden and later sell the fruits at the market or exchange them with their neighbors. With this system, participants will learn how to take care of an asset and therefore they will receive real economic advantages from their work.

TERRE MOSSE

TERRE MOSSE

terre mosseThe last 20th and 29th May different areas of the Emilian Po Valley (Pianura padana emiliana) were hit by a strong earthquake. This is one of the most productive Italian areas and the earthquake damaged many companies. Entrepreneurs have not given up and have decided to join together to overcome the crisis.
TERRE MOSSE is the name of this network of about 30 companies of Modena who have decided to join forces to promote and trade their products. It is a network that wants to use the local marketing and the web in order to spread their products. TERRE MOSSE uses the relationships of telematics solidarity that have been created after the earthquake to make their own viral initiatives.
Moreover companies that are part of TERRE MOSSE have facilities for access to tax breaks. The network also promotes participation in research and innovation in collaboration with universities and research centers, public and private.
The goal of the founders of TERRE MOSSE is to help small businesses that cannot manage to overcome the crisis by themselves and restart the production process and economic development.. The idea behind this project is like the famous motto “united we stand, divided we fall”.
This is the story of people who did not give up and decided to pass along a catastrophe. People who have decided not to rely on the solidarity and support but together they tried to win their challenge.

HOW TO MAKE OUR SUMMER “SUSTAINAIBLE”

HOW TO MAKE OUR SUMMER “SUSTAINAIBLE”

When we talk about summer we’re talking first of all about holidays, fun and relax;  but during these months many of us  have left the car with the air conditioner turned on for the weather too hot or have relaxed in the shower more than due, perhaps omitting behavior deemed socially responsible for ourselves and for others in daily life.

One way to express our concern for the environment and the local communities where we go to stay during the holidays is the so-called “sustainable tourism”.

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency that works to promote a responsible tourism, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, activities are sustainable when they don’t alter the natural environment, social and artistic, and don’t hinder the development of other social and economic activities. The Agency also issued an ethic code for tourism which is divided into 10 principles, including the contribution that tourism offers mutual understanding and respect between peoples and societies, sustainable development and respect for the host countries and of local communities. In order to ensure that these communities maintain and potentiate the cultural and environmental heritage this is the basis of their tourist attraction.

GreenGlobe_0The main characteristics of responsible tourism are the awareness and respect, it’s a way of travel in which the choices are an important gesture from the preparatory phase of the trip, the trip itself and the return home. With that ecotourism is not just to promote respect for the environment, but also of people, of local cultures, the rights of workers.

Often the host communities are seen invaded by masses of tourists who unknowingly decide to give up caring and responsible behavior for simple laziness or indifference. Beaches, forests, cities will benefit forever a gesture of our attention. Tourism is currently one of the main economic income for the countries that are most affected. Is a source of economic wealth and personal growth that cannot be stopped, but cannot risk endangering the preservation of the environmental, cultural and artistic heritage of humanity, It is therefore right from a personal commitment and daily how to limit the use of water, detergent and energy, the use of air conditioning, lights, fuel, then hold responsible behavior … even on vacation.