As part of the project Worldrise Walls, a new smog-absorbing street artwork has been created in Milan (Italy) by Worldrise, in collaboration with the creative hub Fantastudio. The mural, named “Care” and created with a special natural photocatalytic smog-absorbing paint, covers over 100 square meters of a building in the district of Stadera and combines the concepts of environmental care and solidarity. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood were involved in its realization, with informative and creative activities to raise awareness and enhance the territory.
On September 10th, Worldrise Onlus took part in the Small in scale, big in value event organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to celebrate the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. Worldrise has been working on the theme of responsible fishing with the SEAstainable project focusing on the enhancement of artisanal fishing and consumer awareness. On this occasion the team talked about the importance of artisanal fishing in different local cultures. They hosted a workshop for children, dedicated to the seasonality of fish, and another which focused on educating listeners on the craft of artisan fishermen.
The first SEATY – local marine conservation area has been created in Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, by Worldrise Onlus, with the support of Fastweb and powered by the local municipality and the region. In a drive to educate tourists and locals about this protected stretch of coast, a series of information boards have been installed. Activities such as beach clean ups, snorkelling guided by marine biologists and yoga are taking place in Golfo Aranci in an effort to raise awareness of project SEATY. Discover more here.
From 13th – 17th July Worldrise Onlus participated in Porto Rubino, the annual musical event which celebrates the sea and calls for its protection. Porto Rubino, now in its fourth edition, has always had the protection of the marine environment at heart. This year Worldrise partnered with the event along with fellow sustainability partner Ogyre (the first global platform for the recovery of litter from the ocean). Worldrise founder Mariasole Bianco was joined by Italian singer Renzo Rubino as they educated the audience on Worldrise’s Ecorider Project, which aims to reduce the impact of the music industry on marine ecosystems. Worldrise also organised a beach clean-up and distributed pocket ashtrays among festival participants in a step to educate party goers on the damage of cigarette littering.
In collaboration with Fastweb, Worldrise Onlus have launched an education, awareness and scientific research project named SEATY. The goal is to protect stretches of coast through the establishment of local marine conservation areas. The pilot project is part of Worldrise’s 30×30 Campaign, which aims to protect at least 30% of the Italian seas by 2030, is taking place in Golfo Aranci (SS), Sardinia. There will be activities taking place inland as well as in the water, with a nature-positive approach capable of having a positive impact on the environment, allowing the resilience and regeneration of marine ecosystems.
Are you keen to join Worldrise Onlus on a 6 day Action and Biology Campus? They are looking for volunteers (students or recent graduates) to join them in Golfo Aranci (Sardinia). The course consists of theoretical lessons and practical exercises, with a focus on marine biology and conservation. Here you will help with dolphin monitoring and marine-coastal monitoring of the seabed’s flora and fauna. There will also be snorkelling and other coastal activities. There are courses taking place on 20th-25th June, 26th June-2nd July, 26th September-1st October, and 3rd-8th October. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more information (there are also other opportunities taking place this summer incase these dates aren’t suitable).
On June 8 -10th Worldrise Onlus are hosting the first edition of FESTIVALMAR, a three days festival dedicated to marine science, art, culture and music in Milan. The event aims to bring awareness of the fragility of our ocean whilst educating and involving younger and older generations alike in ways we can work together to protect our planet. Registrations to participate open May 2nd.
Worldrise has launched the project of seagrass restoration “Posidonia” in Sardinia (Italy) in collaboration with the startup zeroCO2. Based on a nature-positive approach, it aims to restore an area of 100 m2 of Posidonia oceanica, while also raising awareness with educational activities in local schools, in collaboration with the non-profit EarthEcho, founded by Philippe Cousteau Jr., environmentalist and grandson of Jacques Cousteau. The project welcomes the support of the next generation of future custodians of the sea: everyone can volunteer during the plantation of Posidonia, participate in water quality testing and awareness raising activities!
After the first edition of Ars Maris, Worldrise’s itinerant art exhibition dedicated to the sea, applications are open for the 2022 edition, which will be focused on the protection of marine biodiversity. If you are an artist and want to support their projects, now is your chance! You have until March 15th to contact the team to donate your artwork, painting, photography, illustration or sculpture for Ars Maris’ charity auction.
This month Worldrise is hiring for a new operative role inside the ONLUS, searching for a personal assistant for their President and marine biologist Mariasole Bianco. This candidate, who will be given the job title of Chief Mermaid Assistant, will have to show excellent organisational and communication skills, have a genuine passion for conservation and the preservation of the marine environment. Interested? Get in touch.