Madagascan reforestation and environmental protection
Favini is working to help improve the quality of life for the community of Sahavondronina by teaching more innovative farming techniques that make it possible to respect the local ecosystem.
The project is named “Voiala” and is a microcosm of community actions aimed at protecting and recreating natural resources that have been heavily exploited. At present, the inhabitants of this village in the east Madagascar, are protecting 2,077 hectares of virgin forest and in reforestatiion around the village, which has been stripped bare by decades of exploitation.
Between December and March, during the rainy season, the project has planted more than 12,500 plants donated by Favini, involving 300 people and 2 schools, covering 6 hectares.
Quarterly reports are posted to the Favini website to highlight the great progress being made.
Favini renews its commitment to Madagascar
Favini is underlining its commitment to protecting the environment by renewing its support for a community based project in Madagascar, off the African coast.
In collaboration with the University of Padua, Favini is working to help improve the quality of life for the community of Sahavondria. The project is named “Voiala” and is a microcosm of community actions aimed at recreating and protecting natural resources that are being heavily exploited.
At present, the inhabitants of Sahavondria, a village located on the eastern coast of Madagascar, are engaged in protecting 2040 hectares of virgin forest and in reforestation efforts for the land surrounding the village, which has been stripped bare by decades of exploitation.
Find out the new web section dedicated to Project Voiala: it includes a detailed description of the project and constant updates on the progress being made.
Favini at the 3rd International Conference on Degrowth
The 3rd International Conference on Degrowth:Ecological Sustainability and Social Justice took place in Venice last week. Promoted by the Association for Degrowth, the conference was attended by philosophers, biologists and sociologists, who discussed alternative approaches to the consumerism model in dealing with the massive problems in our environment and society. The basis of the conference was to discuss the problems in a holistic way.
Favini supported the event by providing the brand new environmentally friendly paper – Crush - a paper made with process residues from organic products to replace up to 15% of virgin wood pulps. Crush is a concrete example of the implementation of a distinctive model of economic development, which combines all the values discussed during the conference.
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Favini @ International Design Week 2012
Design and Science are the themes of the fourth edition of “Aiap Design Per”, an initiative for students and professionals that AIAP (the Italian Association of Design for Visual Communication) has promoted since 2002 and which this year will be held in Treviso from 26 to 29 September.
During this week there will be a variety of workshops, conferences, seminars, typographic walks covering a wide range of visual communication.
For all the printed communication AIAP has chosen the brand new ecological paper patented by Favini and making using of process residues from organic products to supplement virgin tree pulp: a concrete demonstration of how Science is linked with Design.
"Álvaro Siza. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAM": Portraits and Drawings Exhibition
THE BRAND NEW CRUSH CHOSEN FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA EVENT
The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, Golden Lion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, exhibits at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, from 29 August to 11 November 2012. An exhibition of 53 unpublished works that tell not only the activity of the architect, but the life of a man, revealing the dreams and memories of his "journey without a program", which is life itself.
The project has involved Dumbo Design Studio for the graphic design, and Favini, which provided the new environmentally friendly paper Crush, patented by Favini and manufactured with by-products from agro-industrial industry.
The innovative Crush is also the used for the guide of La Biennale di Venezia along with Shiro Alga Carta, the famous ecological Favini paper.
For more information on the exhibition of Álvaro Siza www.viagemsemprograma.com and the Venice Biennale www.labiennale.org/it/architettura