A day of company volunteering to benefit the community: 37 bags of rubbish, including glass, plastic, bags and various objects, collected and sorted by our colleagues at Capocotta Beach.
Armed with gloves, rakes and bags, 50 colleagues joined volunteers from Legambiente, the environmental association, to clean up rubbish on 600 square metres at Capocotta, the beach inside the Natural Reserve of the coast of Rome, full of sand dunes and Mediterranean vegetation.
The choice to do a day of company volunteering in this area was intentional: over the years, the Capocotta beach in Ostia has been marked by degradation and protected to increase its dunes, an achievement for the quality of the coast and for the protection of its biodiversity.
Despite this fact, the booty collected today was rich and varied. Many glass bottles, pieces of plaster, polystyrene bags and boxes, but especially countless cotton swabs and lids of all sizes and materials, as well as a trolley, a tyre and a barbecue grill. An additional and sad reminder that rubbish in the sea is a serious and often ignored problem.
Yet for Enel Green Power, the sea and marine energy represent the final frontier of renewable energy. A treasure to explore and test, which can be seen in the Group’s latest projects. From the first 100% eco-powered sailboat racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre, the prestigious Transatlantic race, to innovative solutions for the conversion of marine energy into electricity while respecting the environment completely.
For years, Legambiente has been studying the phenomenon of marine litter through campaigns dedicated to the sea. They’ve gained ample experience in scientific monitoring, considered by many international institutional sources as one of the most advanced examples of ‘citizen science’ in the world.
For these reasons, Enel Green Power and Legambiente chose to join forces for environmental volunteering, with the slogan “Let’s Clean Up the World 2017”.
This day of volunteering is part of a wider project from the Enel Group, covering various areas, in the hopes that our colleagues want to donate a bit of their own time to benefit others and the environment.