Green Week, a week to support, inspire, and transform
Back for another year, an event that urges us to listen to the sea and reflect on environmental, economic and social sustainability: Green Week is returning to the Island of Elba and Venice from 20th to 26th November. Designed and promoted by the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation, Green Week is a collection of events, initiatives and workshops that shine a spotlight on the projects launched and supported by the Foundation in its five key areas: environment, education, culture, health and art.
These initiatives include ‘La Via dell'Essenza’, a project in collaboration with the Tuscan Archipelago National Park to create the coastal path on the Island of Elba, and the Domus Mellifera Project focused on biodiversity, created in collaboration with the World Biodiversity Association of the Tuscan Archipelago for the population of bees and other pollinating insects through “top bar” and “domus mellifera” hives.
In the health/society area, support for the organisations Diversamente Sani and EndoElba is ongoing, while the contribution to art continues thanks to the Acqua dell'Elba Arts Prize, created in collaboration with the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Green Week highlights for your diary
One of the key events will be "Responding to the Climate Crisis" on 21st November, organised in partnership with the Kyoto Club, to which Acqua dell'Elba will formally announce its membership. There will also be a preview presentation of the book ‘Seafront - Common and extraordinary stories from the ports of Tuscany’ by Massimo Canino, inspired by the extraordinary sailing trip that the journalist took during the summer of 2023 to discover the beauty and the stories of the Tuscan ports, and to raise public awareness of issues related to the environment and respect for the sea. This project was also supported by the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation through SEIF - the Sea Essence International Festival, the event dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the sea and its essence.
Green Week will culminate with the participation of the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation in Blue Friday, a day dedicated to the protection and regeneration of the Mediterranean Sea, organised in Venice by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
At the end of a green week, this day is the ideal opportunity to turn the blackest Friday of the year entirely blue, like the colour of the sea, which is the main focus for this event promoting projects and good practices for the protection of the Mediterranean.