On Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the Romita Hall of the Tortona City Hall, the winning class of the “No littering Tortona” initiative that took place on Friday, Oct. 27, was awarded. With 75 kilograms of garbage collected from the streets of Tortona, the V A of the Liceo Giuseppe Peano Tortona’s Economic Social address won first place, recovering 45 kilograms of undifferentiated waste, 10 kilograms of bulky waste, 15 kilograms of glass and 5 kilograms of plastic collected.
“We will strive to make it an annual event in other areas as well” commented Claudio Robbiano, president of ASD Azalai, which together with GAS Tortona organized the initiative, supported by Gestione Ambiente and the Municipality of Tortona, with the contribution of Entsorga.
Our intervention was twofold: to the winning students we presented, as a symbolic prize, the plaque of first Carbon free class in Italy, with the commitment to calculate their carbon footprint and zero it.
We also donated €1,000 to the Dream Angels Onlus Association, €3 for every kg collected out of a total of 330kg. The Association, established in memory of little Tommaso who died in 2023, son of Eng. Pier Enrico Re, an employee of the Group, caters to cancer patients, of any age, and their families, creating projects to concretely support patients, help them cope with the disease and fulfill their wishes.
“What you have done on this day I am sure you will continue to multiply” Stefania Mariotti, among the founding members of Dream Angel Onlus, told the class.
Deputy Mayor Fabio Morreale, City Council President Giovanni Ferrari Cuniolo, Environment Management President Pierpaolo Civeriati, ASD Azalai President Claudio Robbiano, and Entsorga CEO Gian Francesco Galanzino congratulated the students on their achievement and expressed pride in this initiative that involved so many of the city’s youth. A fundamental participation since “it is only from young people that we expect that an effective steering in the direction of an effective and working ecological consciousness can come ” as Galanzino concluded.
We hope to be able to repeat this initiative in other areas as well and make it a recurring event.