Entries by Barbara Centis

“Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Are Preparing to Face It Today” (Malcom X)

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Barbara Centis
The project Hydro Comics & Podcast in Piana Rotaliana aims to raise awareness of sustainable water resource management in Trentino. We worked with local schools to tell the story of a community's relationship with its territory and water.

A World of Plastic: Soon to an End?

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Barbara Centis
8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. However, scientists say it is possible to slash 80% of that pollution by reducing the growth of production, improving waste collection, and investing in recyclables.

A Virtuous Example of Combining Tourism and Land Conservation: The Case of Val Poschiavo (Switzerland)

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Barbara Centis
Thanks to territorial brands, tourism becomes an opportunity for environmental protection and education: "100% Valposchiavo" is the first territorial brand coming from a non-urban area.

Waste Management: State of the Art and Future Emergencies

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Barbara Centis
Waste production is one of the main environmental pressures because of its many drivers and impacts. Waste reduction is a priority and it needs to focus on waste management and lower waste production.

The Time of Glyphosate

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Barbara Centis
"But then, does glyphosate kill (as environmentalists say) or does glyphosate increase agricultural yields and ensure food globally (as farmers' representatives say)?"

Losing Soil, Losing Opportunities. A Threat for Trentino

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Barbara Centis
Soil loss in Italy is increasing, especially in Trentino close to cities and tourist areas. Green areas prevent this loss and provide benefits to the health of communities. It is time to reverse the trend.

The Summer of Hail Storms in Northeastern Italy

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Barbara Centis
Gigantic hailstones have repeatedly hit farm fields in northeastern Italy this summer. Will these extreme hailstorms become the “new normal” in Italy?

Water Emergency is the New Normal in Trentino

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Barbara Centis
Low water levels in lakes and reduced discharge rates in rivers, low precipitation rates and thinner glaciers. This is and will be the new normality for Trentino’s waters.

Circular Economy: Waste as a Secondary Raw Material

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Barbara Centis
The linear economy model is no longer sustainable. By fully applying the circular economy model, two startups from Trentino, Italy, show how waste materials can be treated and converted into resources for different industries.

A New Green Mobility Plan for Trento, Italy

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Barbara Centis
The city of Trento sustains high levels of traffic every day. The city council has recently approved a new Green Mobility Plan that defines objectives and actions to promote local sustainable mobility.
Trees affected by the bark beetle. The low-density and light colored tree crown is a symptom of the ongoing attack.

The Bark Beetle: A Threat for Trentino’s Forests

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Barbara Centis
Besides destroying extensive forested areas in North Italy in 2018, windstorm Vaia exposed forests to further threats. The surviving forests are now struggling against bark beetle attacks.

Agritourism in Trentino: Hospitality and Simplicity in the Mountains

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Barbara Centis
Agritourism is a symbol of Trentino, and it can help contrast the depopulation of mountain areas and the abandonment of agricultural activities.

Protected Areas and Tourism for Trentino's Sustainable Development

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Barbara Centis
Thanks to an idea of a decade ago, sustainable tourism has enhanced the natural and cultural value of Trentino’s protected areas.

The Provincial Environmental Energy Plan 2021-2030 of the Autonomous Province of Trento.

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Barbara Centis
Trentino has approved a cutting-edge Environmental Energy plan for 2021-2030, focusing on actions to save energy, increase the efficiency of homes and industries, and boost electricity generation from renewable sources.

Trentino's Beefarming Reinvents Itself to Stay Ahead of the Hard Times

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Barbara Centis
Diseases, plant products overuse, and adverse weather conditions are threatening honey bees. How did Trentino’s beekeeping industry reinvent itself to tackle the hard times?

Vertical Farming: A Future-proof Winning Strategy

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Barbara Centis
Vertical farming was born to fight the increasing unsustainability of worldwide cities but it helps tackle many other environmental critical issues.

“This Continent of Smoke”. Australia’s bushfires exacerbated by the climate crisis

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Barbara Centis
The climate crisis has broken the delicate balance of fire-prone Australian ecosystems, thus threatening the life of animals, plants, and humans.

A participatory process for Trentino’s Sustainable Development

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Barbara Centis
Thanks to a participatory process that involved citizens, students, experts, authorities, NGOs, and tourism agencies, Trentino became a cutting-edge province in terms of sustainable development.

Trentino Clima 2021-2023: Countermeasures to mitigate the climate crisis in Trentino

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Barbara Centis
Providing the provincial administration with guidelines to contrast the climate crisis locally, the Trentino Clima 2021-2023 Plan is an excellent example of virtuous engagement between public and private bodies.