Eliante is an Italian charity working to promote biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability at national and European level.

At first, Eliante's focus was on raising awareness about energy-saving and renewables. Today, after recruiting new members and acquiring a new skills base, Eliante has enlarged its vision to include nature conservation, responsible tourism and development cooperation.

Eliante is made up of professionals with a predisposition for teamwork and writing projects; their backgrounds are very diverse, including biologists and wildlife experts, communicators, educators, tourism experts, GIS technicians and experts in development cooperation. Eliante is an independent body welcoming partnerships and collaboration. It has two teams based in Milan and Rome.

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  • Alessandro Ripamonti

    He has been working in the environmental sector since 1992 in several WWF Italy's offices: he got experiences as protected areas manager, LIFE project...He has been working in the environmental sector since 1992 in several WWF Italy's offices: he got experiences as protected areas manager, LIFE projects coordinator and Natura 2000 expert. He acquired his most significant experience as Natura 2000 expert, by working on more than 650 legal controversies aiming at assuring the application of EC directives for the protection of biodiversity and the correct fulfillment of EIA and SEA procedures.

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  • Anna Crimella

    Degree in Environmental Sciences and project management expert. She started her professional career dealing with environmental certifications. Then, s...Degree in Environmental Sciences and project management expert. She started her professional career dealing with environmental certifications. Then, she worked for FLA (Lombardy region research institute) focusing on sustainability processes within local governments; since 2006 she has launched an own consultancy business. She has always accompanied these experiences with teaching and training: for several years she has taught courses on management tools for sustainability at the Catholic University of Brescia, as well as many other educational and training activities. From May 2009 she is a Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015.

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  • Antonio Bossi

    Naturalist and environmental education expert. He has an extensive experience in the designing and managing of educational programs on sustainable dev...Naturalist and environmental education expert. He has an extensive experience in the designing and managing of educational programs on sustainable development, participation and environmental education. He also works on training activities for kids, teachers and adults, with a particular expertise in the management of groups. He is responsible for the editorial coordination of teaching materials and he has authored publications and articles on environmental education. He served for many years the education department of WWF Italy. He exercises also independently the activity of trainer.

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  • Carlo Frapporti

     Lover of nature and photography, he has been studying the brown bear since the 80's in Abruzzo, Trentino, Finland and North America. From 2003 t... Lover of nature and photography, he has been studying the brown bear since the 80's in Abruzzo, Trentino, Finland and North America. From 2003 to 2013 he worked at the Autonomous Province of Trento - Forestry and Wildlife Department, where he was responsible for managing the brown bear office, working in particular on damage prevention and communication to local communities. He was voluntary and regional advisor for WWF Italy, author of several publications and communication products on brown bear and engaged in several LIFE  projects. From 2013 he is collaborating with WWF's European Alpine Programme and Eliante for managing conservation projects on large carnivores .

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  • Chiara Crotti

    Graduated at Pavia University in Natural Science with a thesis on large carnivores. She is experienced in wildilife monitoring and census and in the i...Graduated at Pavia University in Natural Science with a thesis on large carnivores. She is experienced in wildilife monitoring and census and in the interactions between domestic animals and wildlife. She worked at Pavia University's Department of Earth Sciences and, since 2008, she has been collaborating as a researcher with Orobie Bergamasche Park, for which she has carried out several projects in the field of wildlife, tourism and environmental education. She currently works at Orobie Bergamasche Park and collaborates with Eliante.

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  • Chiara Vona

     Degree in Biological Sciences and expert in project management, she began with a thesis on the relationship between environmental systems and lo... Degree in Biological Sciences and expert in project management, she began with a thesis on the relationship between environmental systems and local communities. After graduating and a master degree in Sustainable Management of the Environment at Local Scale, she started her career working for several years with the FLA (a regional research institute). Since 2006 she has worked as a consultant and coordinated several projects, dealing with reporting, Strategic Environmental Assessments and participatory processes and improving her experience gained in the field by partecipating in higher education courses. She has conducted many activities on environmental education about sustainability, the right of access to environmental information and participative decision-making.

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  • Guido Trivellini

    Graduated in 2003 in Biological Sciences (MSc) by a thesis on the behavioral ecology of mountain ungulates on the Alps (radio-tracking and ethological...Graduated in 2003 in Biological Sciences (MSc) by a thesis on the behavioral ecology of mountain ungulates on the Alps (radio-tracking and ethological observations), he spent some time at the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) working in a project on evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting on large herbivores. In 2005, he got a postgraduate degree in International and development Cooperation (Land use and water management in developing countries) at the University of Milan Bicocca, with a field-based work in participatory mapping (GPS-GIS) of land use, natural resources and economic activities implemented with the Maasai and Meru communities of northern Tanzania. IN 2010, he got a PhD degree, working about quantitative biodiversity assessments and habitat selection of indicator insect species. Since 2006 he has been working as a consultant in conservation projects for WWF Italy and the WWF European Alpine Programme - EALP) for which he works now as the head of biodiversity). He practically works in scientific consulting, GIS, data analyses, as well as the project cycle management. He’s finally a founder member of THE HUB Milano, a social innovation centre and think tank for a sustainable economy. He joined Eliante in 2012.

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  • Marina Trentin

    Graduated in Environmental Sciences in 2003 (MSc in ecotoxicology, thesis on lagoons, coastal and transition environments management), in 2005 got a p...Graduated in Environmental Sciences in 2003 (MSc in ecotoxicology, thesis on lagoons, coastal and transition environments management), in 2005 got a post-degree master in water and natural resources management in international cooperation. Tasks on water quality and on surveys and assessment, also through participatory tools, for resources management. Her experiences in international cooperation concern projects coordination and management in developing countries, consultancies on water and sanitation issues, natural resources management and environmental sustainability. From 2005 to now works for many public, private and third sector organizations in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Lebanon and Republic of Congo for project identification, draft, management, monitoring and evaluation. In Italy she collaborates with various private and third sector organizations as a consultant for sustainable development projects and land management with participatory approach, and for EIA, SEA and ESHA processes. As a support for logistics and didactics, works with post-degree master in “Water management in international cooperation” at University of Bicocca, Milan.

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  • Maurizio Valota

    Naturalist, specialized in herpetology. He mainly works in the field of environmental education in schools and he is involved in projects aiming at s...Naturalist, specialized in herpetology. He mainly works in the field of environmental education in schools and he is involved in projects aiming at spreading the environmental culture beyond the world of education, both with children and adults. He collaborates, among others, with regional protected areas and other associations. Still an active researcher in the herpetological field with scientific and popular publications, he has been Eliante’ partner since 2008, for which he has worked on aspects regarding energy audits of buildings in small towns in Lombardy.

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  • Mauro Belardi

    Biologist and project-cycle management (PCM) expert, he has been working on environmental issues since mid-90s. He has been involved with different or...Biologist and project-cycle management (PCM) expert, he has been working on environmental issues since mid-90s. He has been involved with different organizations, such as WWF, LIPU, Faunaviva and Eliante itself. Grown as ornithologist, he is currently working also on the conservation of large carnivores in the Alps. He worked on several projects as project manager, both at Italian end European level. He also dealt with protected areas design and management, identification of guidelines and management plans for parks, SCI and SPA (EU Natura 2000), as well as habitat restoration actions. . He’s currently in charge representing WWF Italy in the Board of WWF European Alpine Programme (EALP) and in the related Large Carnivores working Group. He has been Eliante’s president since 2007, for which he previously worked as project manager on European projects concerning energy education.

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  • Riccardo Nigro

    He worked in the environmental communication field first as a press officer within WWF Italy’s communication department, then as a coordinator of WW...He worked in the environmental communication field first as a press officer within WWF Italy’s communication department, then as a coordinator of WWF’s campaigns, both at Italian and European level. He worked on several European projects in various fields, from ecological connectivity to energy efficiency, designing communication plans aimed at popularizing scientific and technical notions. Currently, he is collaborating with Eliante both as a communication expert and as a project manager.

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  • Simone Montonati

    Biologist and project management expert, he has been working on project management since 1998 in several fields: nature conservation, environmental an...Biologist and project management expert, he has been working on project management since 1998 in several fields: nature conservation, environmental and energy education, development of new technologic and computer applications. He collaborated with different NGOs (WWF and LIPU-BirdLife International) and companies working on projects at national and international level, the economic management of organizations and the development of new applications and methodologies. He has been Eliante’s partner since 2005, for which he managed several EU-funded projects aimed at educating to energy-saving as well as testing new methodologies for developing new occupational profiles.

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  • Valentina Pavan

     Archaeologist and specialist in Prehistoric and Quaternary Sciences at the University of Ferrara with a thesis on neolithic pottery type Breno. ... Archaeologist and specialist in Prehistoric and Quaternary Sciences at the University of Ferrara with a thesis on neolithic pottery type Breno. After some experiences in archaeological excavations and restoration sites, she began to be involved in teaching archeology, working for companies operating in the Archaeological Museum of Milan, the Egyptian Section of the Sforzesco Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Lecco and, more recently, for the Regional Parks of Mount Barro and Montevecchia - Curone Valley. She currently works on all these topics, proposing activities linking the history and archeology to the territory and its development, and she works with Eliante elaborating didactic proposals for the archaeological section of the Archaeological Museum of Lecco.

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  • Waldesian Church

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    The Waldesian Church addresses funds collected from Italian taxpayers to projects aimed at assisting the poors in terms of social, cultural and welfar...The Waldesian Church addresses funds collected from Italian taxpayers to projects aimed at assisting the poors in terms of social, cultural and welfare needs. 

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  • Italian Blind and Vision-impaired Association

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    The Italian Blind and Vision-impaired Association represents and defend moral and material interests of vision-impaired people towards public adm...The Italian Blind and Vision-impaired Association represents and defend moral and material interests of vision-impaired people towards public administration and aims at integrating them within the community.

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  • CTS

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     The CTS was founded with the aim of promoting the knowledge of the world through the journey, intended as a means of discovery of places and cul... The CTS was founded with the aim of promoting the knowledge of the world through the journey, intended as a means of discovery of places and cultures, with full respect for the traditions of different peoples with which it comes into contact and the environment.

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  • Brughiera Briantea Park

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    Brughiera Briantea park is located in Lombardy region, between Milano and Como provinces. It covers about 2600 ha and involves 10 municipalities. ...Brughiera Briantea park is located in Lombardy region, between Milano and Como provinces. It covers about 2600 ha and involves 10 municipalities. 

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  • CO.PRO.VI.

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    The Cooperative of Winegrowers of the Oltrepò region is a social cooperative having the goal of improving and developing the vineyard cultivation in ...The Cooperative of Winegrowers of the Oltrepò region is a social cooperative having the goal of improving and developing the vineyard cultivation in the Oltrepò hilly areas.

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  • Fauna Viva

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    FaunaViva is a non-profit organization pursuing the protection and enhancement of nature through natural and ecological research and through education...FaunaViva is a non-profit organization pursuing the protection and enhancement of nature through natural and ecological research and through educational and outreach activities as well.

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  • Ornithological Group of Lombardy region

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    The Ornithological Group of Lombardy is an association for the study and conservation of nature and birds. Its priority goals are the bird conservatio...The Ornithological Group of Lombardy is an association for the study and conservation of nature and birds. Its priority goals are the bird conservation and the management and the enhancement of areas of natural interest.

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  • Orobie Valtellinesi Park

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    The Orobie Valtellinesi Park is located in northern Lombardy and includes the northern part of Orobie Alps. Its eastern border is the Aprica pass, its...The Orobie Valtellinesi Park is located in northern Lombardy and includes the northern part of Orobie Alps. Its eastern border is the Aprica pass, its western border is the Legnone mount.

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  • Santini Maglificio Sportivo

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     Santini is artisan factory making cycling and racing clothes since 1965.... Santini is artisan factory making cycling and racing clothes since 1965.

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  • Trainer

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    Trainer is a brand of rigorously cruelty-free pet-food and has been characterized by its social commitment for years. There are several...Trainer is a brand of rigorously cruelty-free pet-food and has been characterized by its social commitment for years. There are several projects that the company supports and carries on with passion and perseverance.

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  • Mountain University

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    The development of mountain areas, the logical consequence of congestion and the difficult coexistence between the activities of the plain areas, requ...The development of mountain areas, the logical consequence of congestion and the difficult coexistence between the activities of the plain areas, requires new professional figures that the Mountain University aims to train.

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  • Coldiretti Bergamo

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    Coldiretti Bergamo is an organisation representing farming companies and promoting agricolture as economic, human and environmental resource....Coldiretti Bergamo is an organisation representing farming companies and promoting agricolture as economic, human and environmental resource.

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  • European Commission - Horizon 2020

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    Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme that aims at improving European Member States' competitiveness, as well as attracting...Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme that aims at improving European Member States' competitiveness, as well as attracting private investments. 

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  • Lecco Municipality

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    Together with Lecco Municipality we manage the education and scientific activities of the Natural History and Archeological museums....Together with Lecco Municipality we manage the education and scientific activities of the Natural History and Archeological museums.

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  • Fojanini Foundation

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    Fojanini Foundation has been established in 1971. Its goals are adding value to scientific research in the fields of agriculture and environment withi...Fojanini Foundation has been established in 1971. Its goals are adding value to scientific research in the fields of agriculture and environment within Sondrio province. It promotes the primary sector through the organisation of upgrading and training courses.

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  • Orobie Bergamasche Park

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    Orobie Bergamasche Park is a regional park pertaining to the southern slope of Orobie Alps. It includes the biggest natural area among the Lombardy re...Orobie Bergamasche Park is a regional park pertaining to the southern slope of Orobie Alps. It includes the biggest natural area among the Lombardy regional parks. 

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  • Milan's Politecnico

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    The Politecnico di Milano has been set in 1863; its study areas include engineering, architecture and designs. In particular, it deals with energy ene...The Politecnico di Milano has been set in 1863; its study areas include engineering, architecture and designs. In particular, it deals with energy enegineering and participates in several projects, both at national and international level.

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  • Milan University

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    Milan's University is a public university established in 1923. It is the biggest university in Milan and in Lombardy region and it includes 31 departm...Milan's University is a public university established in 1923. It is the biggest university in Milan and in Lombardy region and it includes 31 departments, 8 colleges and 2 schools. 

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  • Insubria University

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    Insubria University is a public Italian university established in Como and Varese in 1998. It is named after the region where it is located (Regio...Insubria University is a public Italian university established in Como and Varese in 1998. It is named after the region where it is located (Regio Insubrica), commonly called Insubria.

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  • Italian National Trust (FAI)

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    The mission of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano, usually referred to in English as the Italian National Trust) is twofold: on the one hand, it is to promo...The mission of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano, usually referred to in English as the Italian National Trust) is twofold: on the one hand, it is to promote a tangible culture of respect for Italy's natural heritage, art, history and traditions. On the other, it is to protect a legacy that forms a fundamental part of the roots and identity of the Italian people.

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  • Mountain Community Valle Seriana

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    The Mountain Community has the essential aim of protecting, enhancing and developing mountain areas. It includes 38 municipalities, covers an area of ...The Mountain Community has the essential aim of protecting, enhancing and developing mountain areas. It includes 38 municipalities, covers an area of 657 km2 and is home to approximately 140,000 inhabitants.

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  • MAVA Foundation

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    MAVA Foundation funds big project for nature conservation at worldwide level and, in particular, it cares for the protection of the Alpine arc....MAVA Foundation funds big project for nature conservation at worldwide level and, in particular, it cares for the protection of the Alpine arc.

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  • Alto Milanese Park

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    It is a regional park established across the border between Milano and Varese, a very urbanised area that keeps its original natural traits thanks to ...It is a regional park established across the border between Milano and Varese, a very urbanised area that keeps its original natural traits thanks to the Park.

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  • Pavia University

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    Pavia University is the oldest in Lombardy region and one of the most important university in terms of scientific research. Today it hosts more than 2...Pavia University is the oldest in Lombardy region and one of the most important university in terms of scientific research. Today it hosts more than 24.000 students.

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  • Milano Bicocca University

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    Milano Bicocca University has been established in 1998. Its main focus is scientific research with a particular inclination to collaborating with the ...Milano Bicocca University has been established in 1998. Its main focus is scientific research with a particular inclination to collaborating with the labor market and international partners.

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  • Cariplo Foundation

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    Cariplo Foundation's mission is to support non-profit organizations in order to preserve the public good and anticipate the community's needs. Eliante...Cariplo Foundation's mission is to support non-profit organizations in order to preserve the public good and anticipate the community's needs. Eliante participated successfully in some of the Foundation's call for proposals; among the most representative projects, Green Rails and Sustainable San Siro.

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  • WWF

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    WWF has been established in 1961 and today is one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Eliante co-operates closely with WWF Italy,...WWF has been established in 1961 and today is one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Eliante co-operates closely with WWF Italy, WWF Austria and WWF European Alpine Programme on several projects, particularly those having as a goal the protection of Alpine biodiversity and environmental education.

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  • LIPU

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    LIPU is a no profit organisation dealing with biodiversity and habitat protection, with special attention to birds....LIPU is a no profit organisation dealing with biodiversity and habitat protection, with special attention to birds.

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  • Monte Barro Regional Park

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    Monte Barro Regional Park is bordered by Como lake, Annone Lake and Garlate Lake. Eliante manages the environmental education activities of the Park's...Monte Barro Regional Park is bordered by Como lake, Annone Lake and Garlate Lake. Eliante manages the environmental education activities of the Park's Hermitage, a multipurpose facility located at 790 m.a.s.l. attended by hundreds of students every year. 

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  • Legambiente Lecco

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    Legambiente is one of the oldest environmental organisations in Italy. Characterized by many local offices, Eliante collaborates with Lecco's one for ...Legambiente is one of the oldest environmental organisations in Italy. Characterized by many local offices, Eliante collaborates with Lecco's one for the management of Monte Barro's hermitage.

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  • Milan municipality

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    Eliante is working together with Milan municipality on the "Rotaie Verdi" project with the final aim to implement part of the city's ecological networ...Eliante is working together with Milan municipality on the "Rotaie Verdi" project with the final aim to implement part of the city's ecological network.

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  • AEM Foundation

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    AEM Foundation's aim is to facilitate public utility and social solidarity projects within Lombardy region, as well as to preserve and develop the his...AEM Foundation's aim is to facilitate public utility and social solidarity projects within Lombardy region, as well as to preserve and develop the history of AEM, historical energy company of the Municipality of Milan.Among the many goals, the support of scientific research and the implementation of innovative technologies in the field of energy, which have been the hallmark of AEM.

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  • Groane Park

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    The Groane Park is located nearby the city of Milan and cooperates with Eliante on biodiversity preservation and ecological connectivty issues....The Groane Park is located nearby the city of Milan and cooperates with Eliante on biodiversity preservation and ecological connectivty issues.

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  • Lombardy for Environment Foundation

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    The Lombardy Foundation for the Environment (FLA) has been established by Lombardy Region in 1986 as a "body of scientific and moral character" to enh...The Lombardy Foundation for the Environment (FLA) has been established by Lombardy Region in 1986 as a "body of scientific and moral character" to enhance the experience and technical expertise gained in the aftermath of ICMESA disaster in 1976.In twenty years, FLA's skills, increasingly structured around environmental protection issues, have allowed the creation of numerous projects.

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  • ASIA

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    ASIA is an NGO particularly active in the Himalayan countries that promotes the economic, social and cultural development of the populations and minor...ASIA is an NGO particularly active in the Himalayan countries that promotes the economic, social and cultural development of the populations and minorities whose ethnic and cultural survival is threatened. The collaboration with Eliante is characterized by the inclusion of environmental issues in ASIA's projects, in particular with regard to the management of water and waste.

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  • Italian Railway Network

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    RFI manages the Italian railway network and provides Eliante with support in order to develop the feasibility study foreseen by the "Green Rails" proj...RFI manages the Italian railway network and provides Eliante with support in order to develop the feasibility study foreseen by the "Green Rails" project.

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  • Ecoistituto Lombardia

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    Ecoistituto Lombardia is a non-profit association set up in 2009 to promote ecological sustainability principles. Eliante and Ecoistituto Lombardia co...Ecoistituto Lombardia is a non-profit association set up in 2009 to promote ecological sustainability principles. Eliante and Ecoistituto Lombardia collaborated in the "High Quality" project and are still working together on the "Sustainable San Siro" project. 

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  • Vanzago municipality

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    Eliante supported Vanzago municipality un the drafting of an Impact Assessment Procedure....Eliante supported Vanzago municipality un the drafting of an Impact Assessment Procedure.

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  • Busto Garolfo Municipality

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    Eliante supported Busto Garolfo Municipality in the drafting of an Impact Assessment Procedure....Eliante supported Busto Garolfo Municipality in the drafting of an Impact Assessment Procedure.

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  • Solar Network for Self-Construction

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    The Solar Network for Self-Construction is a non-profit organisation willing to promote the self-contruction of solar panels, radiant heating systems,...The Solar Network for Self-Construction is a non-profit organisation willing to promote the self-contruction of solar panels, radiant heating systems, clay ovens and mini turbines. Eliante is one of the founding members of this organisation.

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