Cascina Triulza is Sustainable. Discover the Activities from 19, through 25 October

19 - 25 October

Many activities have been planned in the Cascina Triulza   for these six months of the Exposition with civil society associations that make a daily contribution to solving the planet's problems, stimulating collaboration among many subjects who can promote innovative proposals for a sustainable future. In this area, through October 31, visitors can participate in workshops, meetings, recreational and cultural activities, including some especially designed for children.


Volunteerism and civil engagement

One of the themes for this week at Cascina Triulza is volunteerism. CSV Net presents the National Report on Volunteer Organizations on the afternoon of Monday, October 19, from 14:00 to 18:00. The report, the first of its kind in Italy, is a product of a partnership between CSVnet and the IBM Foundation Italy, and is drawn from a census on more than 44,000 volunteer organizations. Following the presentation, there will be a showing of the file La nostra quarantena (Our quarantine) at 19:00.


On Tuesday, October 20, CSV is holding a meeting entitled From the great event to active citizenship as a starting point to capitalize on the experiences of the Universal Exposition in Milan in new forms of volunteerism oriented to active citizenship and protection of common resources.


Wednesday, October 21, Coopermondo, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), is holding a meeting on the Public-private partnership for good globalization to imagine new cooperative initiatives to join business internationalization and cooperation on development, while appreciating Italian and European regional experiences.

Family farming in Africa and alternative businesses

Wednesday, October 21, from 10:30 to 13:30, an event is planned on The challenge of today held by PLEF - Planet Life Economy Foundation. The meeting revolves around which conditions will facilitate change in the economic sector. This will be a morning to move from theory to practice, gathering examples of real entrepreneurship and companies that are already experimenting with an alternative business model.


Thursday, October 22, from 14:00 to 18:00, a meeting will be held on Food and family agricultural systems in Africa presented by CONAF to look at the knowledge of traditional farm systems that often represent the most sustainable kind of management for the planet.


Thursday, October 22 there will be an aperitif with guests, music, Ambassador for Expo Milano 2015 Demetrio Albertini and comedian Gene Gnocchi. In the afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00, an event entitled Land grabbing and denied access to natural resources in Africa organized by the General Management of Cooperation for Development (DGCS) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI): this will be a chance to discuss the challenges that face the poorest communities in Africa in getting access to natural resources. The Italian government's priorities will be presented along with strategies to promote food security and access to the country's natural resources. Also, the project ActionAid will be introduced.


Drones and climate change

On Friday, October 23, the week ends with "Let's play with drones - Drone Park": a show organized by Talent4Rise in collaboration with the Fly Lab Zero association and ABN Srl - Parrot. The object of the game is to get visitors to understand how to use drones, especially in the civil sphere. A team from the Polytechnic of Milan will be available to provide news on possible uses for drones. The game will use land drones, hybrids that not only fly but also drive over on the ground with two or four motorized wheels. On Friday but from 18:30 to 20:30, see the Best Climate Practices Award 2015 organized by ICCG, the International Center for Climate Governance. This year's competitors presented existing projects and innovative ideas for creation, promotion or development of "water smart" solutions, sustainable water management systems that are resistant to climate change, or strategies to use water resources better in agriculture and food production and to resolve problems with water usage. A selection of the participants' best ideas will be presented by ICCG researchers during the event. Among the speakers, look for Michel Camdessus, Chair of the FEEM advisory board; Carlo Carraro, ICCG and Ca'Foscari University of Venice; Raffaello Cervigni, World Bank; Frank Convery, University College Dublin; Alberto Garrido, Universidad Polite'cnica, Madrid and Aurora D'Aprile, International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG).


Saturday, October 24, from 11:00 to 14:00 the schedule includes an examination with volunteers from Ethical Bank who have set up a route between the most meaningful pavilions at Expo Milano 2015. The objective is to examine State approaches, businesses and trans-national organizations in agriculture, resource management and distribution of assets and what everyone can do to change things. A guided visit with a volunteer associate can be reserved, wherein volunteers make their time and expertise available to small groups of people so they can see the Exposition site in a new way.


Childrens Lab, cheese samples, bruschetta and herbs to be discovered, with something new: a cooperative appetizer from Thursday through Saturday

Bread, garlic and extra-virgin olive oil DOP from Umbria: these are the ingredients for classic bruschetta that can be tasted free in the picnic area every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00. Every Wednesday, Cascina Triulza will host a Mosaics Workshop using recovered materials, suitable for all ages. Every Thursday and Friday, Cascina Triulza will hold Speakers' Corner Time: success stories from the cooperative world, a review promoted by Confcooperative. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the picnic area will be enlivened by "Cooperative Appetizers" with a lavish free buffet. Plant species and cultivated herbs on 260 square meters in the green heart of Cascina Triulza can be visited every weekend, thanks to students at the Universita' degli Studi of Perugia and those from the five Umbrian Agrarian Institutes. All the taste of Padano DOP Wheat can be sampled in the Soresina Dairy space, free, every day from noon to 17:00. Finally, three times a day there are Childrens Labs: workshops for children about water, food and recycling, in collaboration with cooperatives and associations (at 11:00, 14:00 and 15:30).