In the World Earth Day the largest demonstration in favor of the protection of our planet, all over the world there will be events aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues. As far as Italy is concerned, for example at the Fuksas cloud a Roma will be held on Concert for the Earthwith Tommaso Paradiso and Arisa, in Turin are scheduled throughout the day at the Royal Gardens and at the Cavallerizza, a series of appointments also concluded here by a concert. Scheduled to cry “a climate change can stop climate change” ed Elisa as godmother who will start a new urban forestation operation, also a challenge organized by AWorld e club silence with the aim of achieving 10,000 good deeds for the planet in 17 days.
At the center of the debate again this year is the depletion of non-renewable resources which sees the Italian paper industry as a champion of circularity, between the recycling of fibers and raw materials from sustainably managed forests. Woods, if well cared for, play a crucial role for global and collective well-being: according to theNational Inventory of Forests and Forest Carbon Reservoirs about 36.7% of the Italian territory is covered by it. Sardinia holds 11.3% of the forests, followed by Tuscany (10.9%) and Piedmont (8.7%) the 3 greenest regions.
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It has become increasingly popular in recent years the trend of reforestation as a gesture of care for the planet. Carrara paper mills has been one of the leading European paper producers and converters for 150 years with a strong green commitment: in Tuscany since 2020, after having greatly reduced the impact of production, it has been carrying out 2 important reforestation projects, to further mitigate its environmental footprint and safeguard biodiversity. The first, Kilometers across Luccain collaboration with Climate Network, is a complete and articulated forestry program that runs along the A11 Firenze-Mare, including new forestation activities on bare farm land, together with activities for the improvement of already existing wooded areas but of currently limited forest and ecosystem value. The second one, Polycyclic plantationsin collaboration with Forest companyan innovative natural development action which creates value for both the environment and the local economy through the creation of forestry plants in the area.
The 2 projects actively contribute to the fixation, absorption of CO2 and the redevelopment of land near the company establishments also through the restoration of an autochthonous forest typology now rare in Tuscany: the oak-hornbeam. With his projects the company has planted plants of over 20 different tree and shrub speciescarefully selecting the space to be dedicated to each of them so that they can develop according to their own characteristics and produce the benefits expected from each subject in the best possible way, while increasing the biodiversity of the area.
“Planting a tree is not always the natural evolution of being sustainable: it is necessary to invest in conscious reforestation projects that take into account all the needs that their ongoing care requires in terms of extension and resilience. To date, awareness is still too often lacking: if it is true that planting new trees is a great help for the environment, it is equally true that incorrect management of these projects can instead represent a risk for plants and their ecosystem. Behind the planting of these plants, there is much more: study, innovation, experimentation and passion for what we do they allow us to take care of what will be the woods and forests of tomorrow in the best possible way, especially in the first 3-5 years of life, the most important and at the same time delicate. It is precisely in this period, in fact, that the plants take root at their best and then have the possibility of continuing to develop autonomously with a few cultivation treatments, which are implemented in the case of specific production objectives” these are the words of Mario Carrara, Vice President of Carrara paper mills.