Casal dei Fichi (Italy)

Initiative: Combating climate change one plate at a time

Business: Casal dei Fichi is a set of 6 eco-friendly apartments in Le Marche, Italy.

Description: At Casal dei Fichi we are passionate about the environment. Passionate about protecting it and passionate about minimising our impact upon it. We have introduced a wide range of initiatives to minimise our environmental footprint but the one we are most proud of is our collaboration between our guests, selected local restaurants and Treedom

Climate change is affecting our planet and everything that lives on it. Many of the changes are caused by man and the CO2 we are releasing into the atmosphere. One way to combat the changes is by planting trees. Trees absorb CO2 and release oxygen into the atmosphere – forests are often called the lungs of the planet. We have therefore teamed up with a select number of local restaurants who give a discount to our guests who dine there on presentation of our Star Throwers card. The guests in turn pass these discounts on to us, we add our own contribution and all these funds go to Treedom. Treedom is an organization that supports farmers in various parts of the world with job opportunities, educational and training activities, food security and a chance to start a business – all by planting trees financed by others. The trees are planted, photographed and geo-localised and can be tracked and mapped on their comprehensive site.

Our beginnings may be small but we expect to plant hundreds of trees in the months ahead and hopefully encourage others to follow suit and set up complimentary schemes with their business contacts. Due to the generosity of our local restaurants and the improved awareness by our guests we are helping to combat climate change, one plate at a time, by planting trees. Check out our wider environmental actions and our Treedom page.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals For This Initiative: