On 26 September, 37 young volunteers of the program Articolo 9 – interesse nelle nuove generazioni (interest in the new generations) and of the program Ali di farfalla: un battito per la vita e la non violenza (Butterfly wings: a heartbeat of life and non-violence) visited Villa Monastero.

The day started in sala Polvani where the volunteers were welcomed by the provincial Councilor Carlo Malugani and by the responsible for the Provincia di Lecco Civil Service and the Parco Nord Milano.

Then, they visited the House Museum with Anna Ranzi, the curator of the Villa, and they experienced a special path in connection with the natural world through the botanical Garden. Chiara Cattaneo, Coach Pcc-Icf specialized in Nature Coaching Guida di Forest Bathing, guided them.

This last initiative is a replication of the event Iniziativa nr. 0 bagno di Giardino a Villa Monastero that was created by the Province of Lecco last year.

The event at Villa Monastero, which is inspired by the Japanese practice Shinrin-Yoku, was dedicated to issues of environmental sustainability, biodiversity, the fight against climate change, and territorial and forest protection. All to promote lifestyle and different ways to spend free time which would allow a constant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Province of Lecco presented this project to the Presidenza del Consiglio –Dipartimento della Gioventù e del Servizio civile universale as an important part of the Civil Service training programs.

This idea aims to achieve two of the 2030 Agenda goals on which the Civil Service is founded: health and wellness and the fight against climate change.

The day ended positively with the monitoring procedures conducted by the responsible for the Province of Lecco with the young volunteers. This process aims to identify the strengths and critical points of the Civil Service projects and activities in the different centers where Younger operated.

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