Trofeo Binda

Mario Minervino traccia un bilancio della stagione organizzativa e pensa gia’ al 2016

Mario Minervino traccia un bilancio della stagione organizzativa e pensa gia’ al 2016

Con la splendida immagine di Gianni Moscon, vincitore ad Angera del trofeo Almar – Coppa dei Laghi, si è conclusa l’attività organizzativa 2015 della Cycling Sport Promotion di Mario Minervino: “In effetti la vittoria del campione italiano sulla riva lombarda del Lago Maggiore è stata per noi un grosso regalo – ha sottolineato Minervino – Domenica 26 luglio ha vinto Moscon ma è stata tutta la nazionale azzurra a correre una gara sensazionale. Ecco, a noi piace quello spirito di squadra che è lo stesso spirito che anima la Cycling Sport Promotion. Io sono orgoglioso della mia squadra di volontari e collaboratori. Se ho un merito è proprio quello di aver selezionato una squadra infallibile che ha il merito di avere lo stesso slancio, la stessa passione e competenza sia quando si tratta di organizzare una gara per i bambini oppure per le donne o per i ragazzi under 23. In effetti quando mi accingo a fare una proposta alla Federazione Ciclistica Italiana, all’Unione Ciclistica Internazionale, alle Istituzioni, ai sindaci e agli sponsor io penso sempre alla mia squadra e nella loro forza trovo la forza per raggiungere il prossimo traguardo”.

Quest’anno la Cycling Sport Promotion ha organizzato il trofeo Da Moreno e il trofeo Binda per donne junior ed elite l’ultima domenica di marzo. Ad aprile il trofeo Speziani e Fratini e il trofeo Da Moreno per esordienti e allievi l’ultima domenica di aprile e la Coppa delle Nazioni l’ultima domenica di luglio: “Tutto è andato per il meglio e quest’anno siamo stati fortunati con il meteo. Ma oltre alle gare su strada andiamo fieri ed orgogliosi dell’entusiasmo che registra il progetto “Pedala, Pedala in Sicurezza” che vede protagonisti i bambini ed i ragazzi delle scuole del territorio. Il ciclismo in provincia di Varese è sempre molto popolare e la bicicletta è sempre il regalo più bello per ogni bambino. Il progetto di promozione dell’uso della bicicletta sarà sempre al primo posto nel nostro calendario”.

A proposito di calendario; che succederà l’anno prossimo? “In questi giorni l’Unione Ciclistica Internazionale sta raccogliendo le richieste da tutto il mondo e sta preparando i calendari delle diverse categorie. Poi tra poco più di un mese a Richmond negli USA, durante i prossimi campionati del mondo, saranno resi noti gli appuntamenti della prossima stagione. Vedremo e decideremo di conseguenza. Intanto voglio ringraziare tutti della loro straordinaria disponibilità, iniziando dalle Istituzioni sportive e amministrative, gli sponsor, le forze dell’Ordine ed i volontari senza i quali le idee non potrebbero trasformarsi in eventi indimenticabili come quelli organizzati quest’anno. Appuntamento, dunque, al 2016 con tante novità.” (Foto di Flaviano Ossola)

Alfredo Binda Trophy World Cup: what numbers…!

Alfredo Binda Trophy World Cup: what numbers…!

The banners, posters, stage and blow-up arches of the Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup have all been put back into storage, while, in Cittiglio, Cycling Sport Promotion is starting to work on its next top class sporting event: the Nations Cup U23 – Almar Trophy – Lakes Cup, planned for Sunday 26 July. Already tomorrow, Sunday 12 April, local organisers, Mario Minervino and CSP managers, will visit Taino and Angera to check on details such as the positioning of the stage, meeting and administrative rooms, press office, positioning of the arch indicating the Gran Prix of the Mountain, RAI stations and so on. An inspection will also take place in Ranco, which will host the official presentation on the Saturday evening. National representatives from 25 countries will take part in the race. The Nations Cup is the most important event in the world in its category because it is considered obligatory for riders who want to participate in the World Championships. It consists of six races, the first of which is being held today in Belgium. While waiting for Cycling Sport Promotion’s exciting events this summer, let’s consider just some of the reasons why the Binda

Trophy 2015 will be remembered as one of the best editions yet. Here is an event which distinguishes itself in the world calendar, as testified by these numbers
– Athletes: 23 women’s elite teams and 21 junior women’s teams,
– 138 elite cyclists, from 28 countries on each continent, at the start line
– 112 junior atletes from 12 countries at the start line
– 15 continental and national reigning champions
– 90 minutes of TV coverage on RAI Sport2 (+ three repetitions).
– TV coverage on Viasat 16hd (Sweden), BBC Red Button, Sky Sport 22, Sky Sport 3 (Great Britain) and Universal Sport (USA),
– Images transmitted on 7 digital TV stations (Photospeed Video Service),
– two radio stations Radio Due Laghi and Radio Number One (official race radio),
– 80 race organisers
– 60 accredited journalists (print, photo, web etc.)
– 1000 badges distribuited
– 200 VIP race guests
– 60 vehicles including race cars and motorbikes
– 500 souvenirs for atlete and guests
– 350 volunteers and 150 members of the police force along the race route
– 2500 children involved in promotional activities
– 21 Municipalities involved in the route
– 1300 hotel nights in 14 hotels, hosting teams, organisers and guests, journalists, photographers and TV operators
– 10,000 spectators along the final 600 m of the race
– Six folk groups who entertained the public in Cittiglio between race laps
– Live web coverage was ensured by www.tuttobiciweb.it

Alfredo Binda Trophy: English cyclist Elizabeth Armitstead triumphs in Cittiglio

Alfredo Binda Trophy: English cyclist Elizabeth Armitstead triumphs in Cittiglio

Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) won the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, the second trial of the Women’s World Cup in Cittiglio (Varese) today. The race started in Laveno Mombello and finished in Cittiglio after 123 fast kilometres. The winner of the World Cup 2014 who came second in the Olympics bet World Champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv) at her season debut. Third place on the podium was filled by Anna Van der Breggen (Rabo Liv). The race was a tough one, as always here in Cittiglio. After an initial break by Katrin Garfoot (Orica), the race really got going 90 km from the start, with an attack by: Joelle Numainville (Bigla Cycling Team), Elisabeth Williams (Orica) and Linda Indergand (Switzerland). The group caught up with them again and then Lucina Brand (Rabo Liv) attempted to break away. On the second last circuit heading for Orino, six riders broke away: Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv), Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo Liv), Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans), Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda), Alena Amialiusik (Velocio Sram) and Jolanda Neff (Switzerland), opening up a gap of 35” on the main group. It turned out to be the move of the day; in fact the six were not caught again. The final sprint decided the race with the victory of Elizabeth Armitstead who, thanks to the win in Cittiglio, is now leader of the World Cup 2015: “We are very tired but very happy with how the day went – commented Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion, this was an important day for female cycling in Italy, with two top level races. I would like to thank all of my many collaborators, who worked so hard to ensure the success of the event”. Obviously Elizabeth Armitstead was very happy: “I am very happy with the result. Today I was in good form. The last lap was very tough though.” World champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot, who was beaten in the final sprint, was not too disappointed: “I’m in good shape already at this first race of the season and I’m happy with second place. To get back into top form, I have to race a lot more. My goal for the season is to keep my World Championship title”. (Photo Flaviano Ossola)

17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup
Final classification: 1. Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) km 123,70 in 3h8’13” avg km/h 39,433; 2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv); 3. Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo Liv); 4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda); 5. Alena Amaliusik (Velocio Sram); 6. Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) after 3”; 7. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Bigla Pro Cycling) after 1’31”; 8. Eleonora Van Dijk (Boels Dolmans); 9. Elena Cecchini (Lotto); 10. Ashleigh Moolmam Pasio (Bigla Pro Cycling)
Participants: 138, finished: 83

Highlights of the Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup will be televised at 21.00h on RAISPORT 1

The final sprint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQlSF6h04sQ&feature=youtu.be

138 athletes at the start line of the Alfredo Binda Trophy

138 athletes at the start line of the Alfredo Binda Trophy

Start List Alfredo Binda Trophy – World Cup

Start List Da Moreno Trophy – JUNIOR

Tomorrow, Sunday 29 March, 138 athletes will take part in the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – second trial in the Women’s Cycling World Cup. They represent 24 teams, including national teams from France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and USA. Number one will be worn by French rider Pauline Ferrand Prevot, World Road and Cyclo-cross champion. At the 3rd Da Moreno Trophy, ‘mini-World Cup’, an international junior race, 112 athletes from 19 teams will participate, including national teams from France, Lithuania and Switzerland. Both races will start from Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finish in Cittiglio (Varese). Elite cyclists will pedal for 55 km, followed by four circuits of 17 km, for a total of 123 km, while the junior race will cover almost 70 km.

All of the best teams in the world will be present at the race which promises to be an extraordinary international sporting challenge: “We are delighted with the setting that we have prepared – explained Mario Minervino, president of Cycling Sport Promotion – I would like to thank everybody who has helped in organising this amazing event. Tomorrow, about 500 people, between volunteers and police, will ensure that the race runs smoothly and safely. And I’m grateful to everyone who has supported CSP’s work over the last 17 years, starting from the Mayor of Cittiglio, Fabrizio Anzani and the traffic police. Through them, I would like to thank all the Institutions and the fans and enthusiasts who will celebrate the 250 athletes, both elite and junior, participating tomorrow”. There is a festival feeling in Cittiglio, according to the Mayor, Fabrizio Anzani: “I join Mario Minervino in complimenting the whole territory – said Anzani – Cycling Sport Promotion has done fantastic work and today we are very happy to see the town hall full of team representatives who have come to Cittiglio from the four corners of the world”.

PROGRAMME OF THE TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA 2015

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Cittiglio
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Laveno Mombello
08:00 – 09:00 Presentation of the teams
09:15 Start of the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno-mini Trofeo Binda (international junior women’s race).
Cittiglio
11:15 Finish of junior race
Laveno Mombello
10:00 Laveno Mombello Philharmonic Band. Folk group “Sem Chi In scì” from Laveno Mombello.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano. Fanfare with “Garibaldina di Treviolo”
ore 11,30 flag display. Italian Army – Salute to the Authorities.
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
ore 14,00 “Amici della Musica” band from Cittiglio. “Garibaldina di Treviolo” fanfare. Exibition by folkloristic group “i Tencit di Cunardo”. Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony
17:00 Press Conference with winner / prize for journalist competition

The Festival of the “Binda Trophy” begins today. Welcome to Cittiglio!

The Festival of the “Binda Trophy” begins today. Welcome to Cittiglio!

This is the message that the children of Cittiglio send to the cyclists arriving from all over the world. The rainbow jersey of French rider, Pauline Ferrand Prevot awakens the enthusiasm of the Valcuvia region. Over 250 cyclists will take part in the race

From today until Sunday, the whole Varese province will experience the excitement of the Women’s World Cup. The Alfredo Binda Trophy, which recalls one of the most extraordinary protagonists of heroic cycling, never fails to enthuse children, men and women of all ages who are happy to celebrate the cyclists who come from all over the world. Everyone in their own way expresses their joy and pride in their territory which hosts one of the most important events in the world cycling calendar. This event reaches beyond the world of sport and touches the hearts of thousands of people who collaborate, help and assist in the success of an event which lasts the whole year, thanks to the dedication of Mario Minervino and his co-workers in Cycling Sport Promotion. Local administrations, associations, groups, volunteers, athletes, police; everybody here chips in to make the Binda Trophy unforgettable. They work without a break, night and day, to make sure everything is working perfectly; constructing the stage, the flagpole and the podium. Barriers are put in place, the amplification is fine-tuned and pylons are built for the RAI cameras. In Laveno Mombello they even tried to cover Lake Maggiore, building a platform for the procession of the athletes on their way to sign the starting sheet. Strange the cycling world; you have to sign regardless of what will happen. In everyday life, the opposite happens but cycling, as we know, is fascinating because it goes against the flow.

Some of the foreign teams have been testing these roads for days now. The latecomers will arrive today; 250 girls, both junior and elite, from all the continents. A great festival of colour and languages, dialects and ambitions, sounds and emotions. Some of the cyclists are worried about staying with the group. Some study tactics, testing themselves on the Orino climb and marking the exact point at which to break away from the group. Some ask their team members to work at staying together so that, this time, the race will be decided in the final sprint. Dreams, plans and thoughts, mixed with the sounds of the global village which is growing between Laveno and Cittiglio. Along the route, banners and flags appear, hedges are trimmed and the roads are scrubbed. In just a few hours the protagonists of the Binda and Da Moreno Trophies will pass by here and everything must be ready. Everything will be perfect, as always.

Local children made a sign which has been set up at the roundabout in Cittiglio. Their message is simple but effective: Welcome to Cittiglio. Fifty of them will parade and present a series of slogans which they coined for the occasion. The World Cup is a big party and the kids get involved with the kind of enthusiasm which makes them stand out, both on their bikes and at their school desks. A big party, this year in the sunshine! Don’t miss it!

PROGRAMME OF THE TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA 2015

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
14:30 Race for primary school pupils, in collaboration with the local police, Civil Protetion and LibEreria

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Cittiglio
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Laveno Mombello
08:00 – 09:00 Presentation of the teams
09:15 Start of the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno-mini Trofeo Binda (international junior women’s race).
Cittiglio
11:15 Finish of junior race
Laveno Mombello
10:00 Laveno Mombello Philharmonic Band. Folk group “Sem Chi In scì” from Laveno Mombello.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano. Fanfare with “Garibaldina di Treviolo”
ore 11:30 flag display. Italian Army – Salute to the Authorities.
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
ore 14:00 “Amici della Musica” band from Cittiglio. “Garibaldina di Treviolo” fanfare. Exibition by folkloristic group “i Tencit di Cunardo”.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony
17:00 Press Conference with winner / prize for journalist competition

On Sunday: the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, Women’s World Cup

On Sunday: the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy, Women’s World Cup

All the athletes will be pitting themselves against World Champion Pauline Ferrand Prevot who has chosen Cittiglio for her seasonal debut. The event which is much anticipated by enthusiasts and fans has finally arrived: on Sunday 29 March the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – Women’s World Cup will take place. The event is organised by Cycling Sport Promotion and its president, Mario Minervino: “Yes, here we are again – said Minervino – everything is ready both in Cittiglio and Laveno Mombello and the whole Valcuvia area is looking forward to the race which, as always, brings the best teams in the world to the Varese province”. Indeed, 144 athletes are registered to participate, representing 24 teams, including five national teams: France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and USA. Among them all, perhaps the athlete who stands out most is French rider and World road and cyclo-cross champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot, who has chosen the Alfredo Binda Trophy as her seasonal debut. So everybody is curious to see the young French woman at work. She came fifth in Cittiglio in 2014, before going on to become the best athlete of the season.

The race begins at 13.30 in Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finishes after 16.00 in Cittiglio (Varese). From Laveno Mombello the group will pass through Reno and Arolo di Leggiuno, then on to Monvalle, Leggiuno, Sangiano, Caravate, Gemonio and Cittiglio where a 38 km circuit will begin, taking in Brenta Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Rancio Valcuvia, Cassano Valcuvia, Mesenzana, Grantola, Cunardo, Bedero Valcuvia, Brinzio, Castello Cabaglio, Orino, Azzio, Gemonio and Cittiglio. The final 68 km of the race will circle four times around Brenta, Casalzuigno, Cuveglio, Cuvio, Comacchio, Orino, the race peak, at 450 m above sea level, Azzio and Gemonio with the finish in Cittiglio after 123 km: “Both the athletes and fans like the route – commented the president, Minervino – at the Binda Trophy, the best athletes always come to the fore. This year the athlete to beat is the World Champion and favourite to win, Ferrand Prevot. It will not be an easy victory, there are lots of fierce adversaries, not least some of the Italian athletes. It will be very interesting to see how it ends and especially to see whether the Orino climb will decide the outcome or if the winner will only be selected in the final sprint. In any case, it promises to be a great show.” A show which thousands of spectators will watch, along the route, and at the start and finish lines. Those who cannot follow the race live will be able to watch it on RaiSport 2 on Sunday evening from 21.00 to 22.30, with commentary by Piergiorgio Severini and Gigi Sgarbozza.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Laveno Mombello
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony

Just days to go to the “Alfredo Binda Trophy – World Cup”

Just days to go to the “Alfredo Binda Trophy – World Cup”

On Sunday, 29 March next the 17th Alfredo Binda Trophy – second trial of the Women’s Cycling World Cup and the 3rd Da Moreno Trophy, mini-World Cup will take place. Both races will start from Laveno Mombello (Varese) and finish in Cittiglio (Varese). The elite athletes will cycle along a 55 km route and will then do the final circuit of 17 km four times for a total of 123 km, while the junior race will follow a route of almost 70 km. The best teams in the world will be present in this pre-Olympic year for an extraordinary international challenge which will involve not only elite but also junior athletes in a competition which has no equal apart from the Olympics, World and Continental Championships. The long weekend in Laveno Mombello and Cittiglio will begin on Friday with the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota. The festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday in the Park beside the train station. On Saturday there is a race for primary school students in Cittiglio. Sunday the third international Da Moreno Trophy for juniors will start at 9.15, while the Alfredo Binda Trophy will begin at 13.30. Meantime, while waiting for the outcome of the two much anticipated races, there will be lots of entertainment with music, folk groups, flag-throwers, colours and enthusiasm.

PROGRAMME OF THE TROFEO ALFREDO BINDA 2015

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Cittiglio – Parco della Stazione
14:30 Race for primary school pupils, in collaboration with the local police, Civil Protetion and LibEreria

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Cittiglio
12:00 Festival of the town-twinning between Cittiglio and Camerota
Laveno Mombello
08:00 – 09:00 Presentation of the teams
09:15 Start of the 3rd Trofeo Da Moreno-mini Trofeo Binda (international junior women’s race).
Cittiglio
11:15 Finish of junior race
Laveno Mombello
10:00 Laveno Mombello Philharmonic Band. Folk group “Sem Chi In scì” from Laveno Mombello.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano. Fanfare with “Garibaldina di Treviolo”
ore 11,30 flag display. Italian Army – Salute to the Authorities.
12:00 Presentation of World Cup teams
13:30 Start of the 17th Trofeo Alfredo Binda, 2nd trial of the Road UCI Women’s World Cup
Cittiglio
ore 14,00 “Amici della Musica” band from Cittiglio. “Garibaldina di Treviolo” fanfare. Exibition by folkloristic group “i Tencit di Cunardo”.
Music and flag-throwers from the City of Legnano
16:30 (approx) Race finish – Protocol Ceremony
17:00 Press Conference with winner / prize for journalist competition

ReCycling project 2015

ReCycling project 2015

After last year great success, the Cycling Sport Promotion, the organiser of the “Alfredo Binda Trophy”, has renewed its commitment to the eco-friendly cause of the UCI Recycling program for the fourth consecutive year. The following institutions Commissione Europea, Provincia di Varese, Comune di Cittiglio, Comunità Montata Valli del Verbano, GAL dei Laghi e della Montagna, GAL delle Valli del Luinese, Comune di Camerota e Parco Nazionale del Cilento will play an active role within the “ReCycling” project, together with EXPO Foto (548)2015, the Milan world exhibition that will focus on nutrition and promotion of local products. In order to enhance our commitment to the environmental cause, this year we will support the proposals of Comune di Cittiglio for the preservation and protection of nature. Alongside the Cycling Sport Promotion initiatives of the last three years, the arrival area of the World Cup will be equipped with ecological ashtrays to encourage smokers not to throw cigarette butts on the ground. Great work has also been done promoting the new bike path, a new children’s playground and new tourist maps. To raise awareness about the cycle tracks around our territory, we have set up informative boards about the races at the start of the Laveno Mombello-Cittiglio cycle track which joins the two main towns of the Binda Trophy. As far as the environmental protection is concerned, during the race days, waste collection points will be set up in areas of greater public flow (start in Laveno Mombello arrival in Cittiglio, shopping village, team parking areas, secretary and press room) and inside the feeding area (Green Zone) for the athletes. This year the area will be looked after by AVIS volunteers (Italian Association of Blood Donors). Proper information on the use of the Green Zone will be passed on to the athletes through a specific flyer included in the race paper work and will be also available to the team managers during the technical meeting on Saturday afternoon in Cittiglio. As a proof of the total commitment of the organisers of the Italian women World Cup race, all technical guidelines are printed on special bleached without chlorine (FSA) paper with vegetable-based inks. Furthermore ENEL (national electricity supplier) was asked to provide “clean” energy at low environmental impact. To help the rural economy of our province this year two teams taking part in the Binda Trophy will be staying at the farm “”La Betulla” Brezzo di Bedero, where they will be able to enjoy fantastic views of Lake Maggiore. New this year, the Cycling Sport Promotion will use more than 500 meters of ecological TNT banners , made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Also, all the volunteers for the set up of panels and banners will be equipped with a bag labeled “recycling” to collect plastic cable ties used to fix the structures. The UCI Recycling Program has been widely addressed across the schools in the area, with the distribution of a specific leaflet and a special videoclip, featuring our mascot “Giambattista Eco-friendly Cyclist ” which was a great success with the children. The video is on our YouTube page. Some very interesting gadgets including promotional water bottles made of biodegradable material will be available to the children taking part in the “school project”, the inevitable pen holders “UCI ReCycling” bins and the new “UCI Recycling” Notepads made of recycled paper and cardboard, which will be given to the athletes, the VIPs and the authorities. During the competition days, the press room will be equipped with pens made of solid recycled cardboard and vegetable ink and recycled paper, the same paper as these documents are printed on. The logo “Think before you print” stands out on all our press releases, so the reader will only print documents if needed. Our safety plan has been endorsed once again by the Police of Varese, the Prefecture has ordered the closure of roads for the day of the race. The race route will be sign posted a week before the event to facilitate the athletes’ training. Alternative routes will also be prepared for regular traffic and two PPO will be set up to regulate incoming traffic in Laveno Mombello and Cittiglio.

MANAGEMENT OF URBAN WASTE
The problem of waste disposal is becoming more and more urgent, particularly as regards the disposal costs. Therefore the cooperation of everybody is needed to limit, if not to reduce, such costs that consequently affect the fees charged to each citizen. How and what to do? First of all, we need to cut down the production of waste, for example favoring purchases of products that minimize the use of packagings specially non-biodegradable ones and/or recyclable but this is not always easy to apply. The issue on which we all can take action immediately is the differentiation at the time of introducing the waste the into the appropriate sacs/containers: particularly plastics, glass, cans, paper, organic fractions but also drugs, dead batteries, used oils separating the cooking ones from the mineral ones, metals, garments, electronic and electrical products and bulky ones (pieces of furniture, domestic appliances, etc.), as well as green waste and toxic waste (paints, solvents, detergents, etc. ). This is why to properly differentiate waste means to allow the appropriate centers to dispose of the waste with a consequent reduction of what inserted in the “violet sac” which, as well known, ends up in a landfill or is disposed of in incinerators. Furthermore it should be considered that some types of materials, such as plastics, glass and paper, are sold being recyclable; then we will not have a cost for disposal, but a revenue, which will represent an active voice in the economic balance of waste management. The minimum target to be achieved for the recycling and recovery of waste indicated by the Regional Law and the Provincial Plan is fixed in at least 65% of differentiation with a parallel reduction of waste of 3%. The Mountain Community Institution, who has been awarded the contract of service at community level, has printed and distributed to all citizens an explanatory pamphlet with very clear exhaustive information on the subject that we recommend to be very carefully consulted by everybody. It is obvious and intelligible that to properly differentiate the waste is also a concern for all of us. In conclusion each of us must always keep in mind the “4R that are good for the environment (and for our pocket, too )”: REDUCE, REUSE, RECOVER and RECYCLE.

PLAYGROUND AT THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
A new playground, called “Stì Park”, consisting of a small soccer field, table tennis, a cableway and outdoor gym tools was created at the bike-pedestrian track. Next year additional tools for a life trail and a springboard are foreseen. In exchange for the private use of a piece of municipal land in Via per Mombello, Agrilaghi Company placed along the bike-pedestrian track some stone benches and some small tables in the equipped area, as replacement of the payment of the fee for the use of the above mentioned municipal area, whereas other benches were donated by Monti Arreda Company whom we wish to sincerely thank. Lastly a part of the bike-pedestrian track was finally lit by means of energy saving tiles and use of solar energy. If the budget permits, for next year we are going to complete the entire length of the track, thanks to the campaign “Adopt a tile”.

MAPS OF THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
4 Maps of the bike-pedestrian track were placed in some strategic points of the town (the railway station and accesses to the track) in order to identify the services related to the track itself.

ECOLOGICAL ASHTRAYS
5 Large ashtrays were placed on the ground and 5 small ashtrays on existing stakes and support devices in order to educate smokers not to throw cigarette stubs on the ground, thus respecting the environment in which we live.

LIFE TRAIL AT THE BIKE-PEDESTRIAN TRACK
We have in mind to add some new games near the new playground, such as some fitness tools for the life trail and a springboard. Should there be any possibility to rent some nearby pieces of land, we might have more space available for a kiosk with music for our young people. The night fun to be reached by walking !!!

CAMPAIGN FOR ENERGY SAVING AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN LIGHTING BY RENEWABLE SOURCES (SOLAR ENERGY)
“Give LIGHT to the Future” is the title of the project to adopt a “Geco Circle” solar tile (with a personal dedication) for the new bike-pedestrian track in collaboration with Genesis Luce Srl. The City Council and the Mayor Dr. Fabrizio Anzani have thought of involving local people and municipal schools in the project of adopting a new stretch of the bike-pedestrian track that will help to make better usable the territory by a technological innovation with a high educational content because of the message addressed to energy saving and environment protection. The project foresees the continuation of the work through the adoption by individual citizens of a Geco Circle’s module already laid in July on an experimental piece of the bike-pedestrian track. Citizens may customize the tile dedicating it to a person they love and who loves the environment. Three personalised specimen have been created:
a: dedicated to: girlfriend, boyfriend or wife, husband, friend
b: dedicated to: Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Grandfather
c: dedicated to everybody who one believes will be pleased
The cost of a single solar tile with a dedication is of 99 Euro. Concerned citizens may subscribe to the adoption of a tile by a special card that will be distributed in schools or by applying to the municipal offices. The payment can be made by postal account.

WATER’s HOUSE
The so called “Water’s House”” will be installed in Piazzale De Peri, a site for the supply of drinking water, natural and sparkling, which will cost respectively € 0,05 / liter Foto casa acquaand € 0,10 / liter, while the cost of a rechargeable card will be of € 2,50. The City Council has decided to favor the consumption of public water installing the Water’s House that supplies natural or sparkling micro-filtered water. It is a public fountain that promotes the public aqueduct water exalting the features of quality and safety. The microfiltration system removes the excess of chlorine and other impurities that may be present in the water, improves the organoleptic characteristics, the smell, the natural flavor, the transparency and maintains the most balanced content of mineral salts. For safety purposes, a special ultraviolet lamp sterilizes the water before the supply. The filtered water is therefore tastier for drinking and suitable for cooking because it enhances and makes more defined the flavors of foods. Furthermore, as it was in the past, the House may become a point that favors aggregation and sociability, important values of tradition enhanced by a contemporary fountain that uses modern technologies for water. The Water’s House also takes a particular care of the environment as it uses all the available new resources to save energy and to reduce the production of plastics waste with consequent problems of disposal. The benefits of supporting a new policy of sustainable development are immediate. 65% of water is sold in plastic containers and each year approximately 320-350 thousand tons of PET containers end up in the trash. The consortium in charge of the recovery of plastics packagings recycles 124 thousand tons, representing 34%. The environmental impact of bottled water is even higher if we consider that 82% of the same moves throughout Italy along the highways.