Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Giro d'Italia Joins Impatto Zero® (Zero Impact) Project
For the first time the Giro d'Italia will join the Impatto Zero® (Zero Impact) project of LifeGate in which new forests will be created and protected in Italy to offset the carbon emissions generated by the stage race. The initiative is promoted by the Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.)
Impatto Zero® estimated that about 1,700 tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be generated during the the 21 stage race. This takes into account the entire race caravan, production of communications materials, electricity use, waste production, and water consumption.
The forest areas for interventions that have been identified in collaboration with the Ministry are the Parco Nazionale of Cinque Terre (in Liguria), the Parco Nazionale of Cilento e Vallo di Diano (in Campania), and the Parco Nazionale of Gargano (in Puglia).
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