“A Ecomondo, the leading green and circular economy fair in the Euro-Mediterranean area and flagship of Rimini Fiera, the only San Marino presence is that of San Marino Green Festival, which for 3 years has been present on the stand of one of its leading scientific partners, to label, a company specializing in sectors of the waste cycle, water and energy.
The day after the closing of the third edition of the festival – a note reads -, its creator Gabriele Geminiani, certainly could not fail to participate in Ecomondo, a macro with conventions, projects, waste solutions and innovations on current issues such as the environment and innovations. For the occasion, we asked him some questions.
Gabriele why at Ecomondo?
As every year I am with the enthusiasm and the will to want to collect new ideas and contacts to be conveyed in the San Marino Green Festival.
Relationships are the pulsating core of our project, creating new and virtuous ones coming here I find it an unmissable opportunity. At Ecomondo there are startups, companies, multi-utilities, administrations, researchers, communicators in the field of sustainability that it would be impossible to meet.
Beyond these relational opportunities, what do you think of this event?
I agree with our collaborator Alessandra Carlini, when he says that it is a huge event around which ideas, projects, but above all money revolve. The impression is that we are going too slow, and that the wave will overwhelm us while we still wonder if the cup of coffee goes into the paper or into the staff.
Too much business and little will to change, in which you find Eni together with the company that recycles the plastic you shouldn’t use in every way, while virtuous companies disappear among the stands of large industries and multi-utilities.
Still hot, can you venture a balance on the San Marino Green Festival that has just ended?
I think it was a great success, not in numbers – which we certainly had a guest like Stefano Mancuso brought to the stage – but in relational dynamics. We were followed by mayors and administrators of Montefeltro, with whom I have developed deep relationships during the 4 years of the festival. Then he became interested in us on municipality of Brescia. Three weeks ago I received the call from the President of the City Council Cammarata with which he invited me to create a twinning with their Peace Festival by bringing the exhibition of ours to Brescia Sustainable Archives, the permanent collection of works of art on the environment and sustainability. On November 12th, I and another member of my staff will be guests of the Brescia administration for three days and we will set up and inaugurate the SENZACQUA exhibition, which I had the pleasure of curating together with Annamaria Bernucci, historian and art archivist at the Rimini Municipal Museums.
And so on the Emilia-Romagna side, we brought the San Marino Green Festival to the stage Emma Petitti, President of the Legislative Assembly of Emilia Romagna, Chiara Bellini, deputy mayor and councilor for education e Francesca Mattei, councilor for agriculture, the climate pact and animal welfare. In short, administrators of neighboring and strategic territories for San Marino such as Emilia Romagna and Rimini, as well as speakers of the highest caliber, such as those of the table on “Eco-sustainability of materials: evolution and future” (Cartiera Cordenons, Colombini Group, Varigrafica Alto Lazio, FSC, etc.), a table to which the Secretary of State for Industry Fabio Righi gave a flat fee at the last minute.
Icing on the cake Sergio Mercuri, Ambassador of Italy to San Marino, a very sensitive and competent figure on environmental and sustainability issues “.
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