(AGI) Vienna, July 9 - Italy's permanent mission to the UnitedNations in Vienna has received an environmental award, crowningthe Foreign Ministry's continuous efforts towards a moresustainable lifestyle. The recognition was awarded by WienEnergie, Austria's main power utility, for the fact that theItalian mission, and the residence of the head of the OSCEdelegation, are powered by renewable sources: 80 percent fromhydro-electric and 20 percent from wind energy. The energycontract not only protects the environment but is alsoadvantageous from an economic viewpoint. The Italian ForeignMinistry has launched several similar initiatives in thecontext of the 'Green Foreign Ministry' project. One of themwas the 'No Fax' project, which completely eliminated the useof fax messages thanks to the introduction of a new system forthe transmission of documents.. .