November has been a month of important recognition for the commitment of Worldrise Onlus in safeguarding our ocean. Marine biologist Mariasole Bianco, president and co-founder of Worldrise, participated in ‘The economy of the future’ and the ‘National Geographic Fest‘, events highlighting sustainable development, climate change, and the importance of MPA’s. Mariasole has also been awarded with the ‘Special Mention for Sustainable Development’ by the European Commission, as part of the GammaDonna award for innovative female entrepreneurship.
In October the team at Worldrise participated in a 3-day Leadership and Agility Training in Golfo Aranci Sardinia. Thanks to the trainer Natascia Silvestri Jones, this experience has offered to the members of Worldrise the possibility to improve their communication and collaboration abilities, learning how to empower each other’s strengths in a collaborative leadership framework. Feedbacks, empathy, empowerment and experimentation are only some of the fundamental tools that we can all use to make the difference for the Planet.
30×30 Italia is Worldrise’s Campaign which aims to protect 30% of our seas by 2030 through the establishment and effective management of Marine Protected Areas (MPA). The ocean provides 50% of the worlds oxygen and absorbs approximately 25% of excess CO2. When it comes to winning the fight against climate change the ocean is our best ally. The growth of MPA’s and increasing essential education and awareness will go a long way towards protecting this essential ecosystem.