Plant Trees! – They say… but which ones?

Everywhere around the world people at large are planting trees. India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours in the region of Madhya Pradesh on July 2nd. Yacouba Sawadogo in Africa began planting trees in 1980 to save North Burkina Faso from desertification. In Niger farmers are turning to Gao trees, considered magical and extremely… Continue reading Plant Trees! – They say… but which ones?

The Brazilian Issue – Beyond the Fires

After an intense week of facebook posts about the Amazon burning, people shocked, people panicking over the "World's lungs" burning, people calling for the end of the world etc... I finally read something that made me stop, reflect and question how much do I actually know about the Brazilian issue? Here is my girlfriend's post… Continue reading The Brazilian Issue – Beyond the Fires

Sustainable Tourism in Transylvania

Ten years after my first visit to Transylvania I have been invited by my friend Marta Pozsonyi as a speaker at the first conference ever organised on Sustainable Tourism in Transylvania, which took place at the University of Cluj. Marta is a pioneer in this sense because 10 years ago she organised the first gastronomic… Continue reading Sustainable Tourism in Transylvania

#GiavenoCannucciaFree is done!

It's time to wrap up the project on the plastic straws I set up in my home town Giaveno (read here). I've been pulling it to the side not wanting to really write about it because to sit down and write meant also to reflect upon both the success and the failures. I realised what… Continue reading #GiavenoCannucciaFree is done!