Food for Good
Food recycling gets underway through the project “Food for Good – from Meetings to Solidarity”
Food has always been one of Italy’s major attractions and as from today there is one more reason why good food can make a difference during events in Italy.
An important project for the recycling of surplus food at conferences and events, named FOOD FOR GOOD–From meetings to solidarity, jointly carried out by Federcongressi&eventi as well as by the non¬profit organizations Banco Alimentare and Equoevento, is under way in the whole of the Italian meetings industry.
Meal times, during conferences, congresses or events, are a great opportunity for conviviality and sociability, where taste, high quality and abundance are the stars. Should it happen that not all the food is consumed, the excess can be retrieved for the purpose of social solidarity.
With simple operations, the excess food can be donated to Banco Alimentare or Equoevento NPOs, which will deliver it to facilities assisting people in need – not far away but always nearby.
Convention Bureau Italia is proud to support FederCongressi&Eventi, Banco Alimentare and EquoEvento in spreading awareness of the positive social impact that events can have for host destinations and their people in need.
Due to devastating effects of climate changes, Convention Bureau Italia decided to play its part for the planet’s well-being with the support of Treedom‘s project.
Treedom is the only online platform in the world where you can have someone plant a tree for you and then follow it online.
Since its foundation in 2010 in Florence, more than 900.000 trees have been planted in Africa, South America and Italy. All trees are planted directly by local farmers and bring environmental, social and financial benefits to their communities. Thanks to its business model, in 2014 Treedom became part of the Certified B Corporations, a network of companies that stand out for high environmental and social performance.
Every tree on Treedom is geo-localized and photographed and has its online page, it can be kept or virtually gifted to others. Thanks to these features, Treedom’s tree engages people and at the same time it represents a great communication and marketing tool for companies.
This year CBItalia’ll reduce the environmental impact of its journeys, thanks to the purchase and the planting of 17 trees.