2018 is about to end and the budget of the Manarola Foundation is more than positive. The donations received totaled € 8,000, thanks to the generosity of 54 local companies and donations received through the Foundation’s website.
The conclusion of the first workshop about the dry stone walls building technique for residents, in partnership with the National Park of Cinque Terre, represented the achievement of an important goal. Due to the high participation one more lesson was scheduled, considering the total of 3 lesson previously fixed.
Moreover, 2018, was the year in which the Foundation decided to open up to the general public, addressing an audience that is no longer exclusively local but also and above all international. The promotional video published on the Youtube page of the Foundation has exactly this purpose: to help the past and future visitors of the Cinque Terre to feel part of this unique territory in the world and to make them sensitive to its fragile beauty, which requires constant support.
Another important project submitted by the Foundation, together with the National Park of Cinque Terre, the University of Genoa, ITRB Group and Legambiente is the LIFE Climate Change, the EU’s financial instrument to support the climate action projects. In case of a positive evaluation, new land would be recovered, creating new jobs, training new professionals and helping to counteract the effects of climate change on the territory.
This short article is intended as a way to thank all those who helped and supported the Foundation. But not only. A small donation can be a lot to achieve the objectives of the Foundation as the recovery to production of 10 hectares of vineyards, in order to save this territory as a World Heritage Site and to help local farmers in its constant and fundamental maintenance. In exchange for this little help your name will remain forever engraved on one of the stones of dry stone walls, which since November 28, are part of the intangible heritage that UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site.
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