Italian Minister of the Environment Gian Luca Galletti remembers the World Bank's journalist and communications officer who passed away last June. The new sustainable design of the press room has been curated by FederLegnoArredo and Kube Design.
Rome, Oct 17th, 2017 - A new press room furnished by Italian talent in circular design was dedicated to those who have made a living commitment to the environment. Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti inaugurated today at the Via Cristoforo Colombo’s offices the new press conference room dedicated to Lucia Grenna: journalist, institutional communicator, and founder of the global partnership program “Connect4Climate”, a strong and passionate voice about environmental issues within the World Bank.
Lucia Grenna passed away on June 15th in Washington, just two days after her return from the G7 Environment in Bologna. She was the cornerstone of #All4TheGreen, an initiative promoted by the World Bank with the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment that presented over 70 events in the squares and streets of Bologna in the week leading up to the G7 Environment Ministers meetings hosted by the Ministry, and attended by thousands of citizens, representatives of associative and entrepreneurial world, and of institutions at the highest levels.
Lucia Grenna "has given her soul to the environment," Minister Galletti said. Also in the photo, Lucia's sisters Gabriella (on the right) and Elena (on the left)
To remember the commitment of Lucia Grenna today, at the ceremony of cutting the ribbon, together with Minister Galletti there were her sisters Gabriella and Elena, Undersecretaries Barbara Degani and Silvia Velo, the executives of the ministry and representatives of the World Bank, who worked with her educating people on climate change.
"Lucia - said Minister Galletti - has given her soul to the environment, and she made cultural action on climate change the real mission of her life. We chose to remember her here because her generous commitment to promoting environmental values and to developing the link between the environment and the economy. Her memory must 'live' in this ministry."
Inside Lucia Grenna Press Room. Photo Credits: Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Also inaugurated by the President of FederLegnoArredo Emanuele Orsini, the furnishings of the new press room were designed and handled by the company "Kube Design", in collaboration with FederLegnoArredo, which brings together the companies of the Italian furnishing industry. From the chairs to the tables, to the speakers' park to the panels in the background, every detail is conceived in terms of environmental sustainability, ecological research and innovation.
The main material of the fittings is cardboard, 100% recyclable and biodegradable material. The furnishings, to ensure durability over time, were produced in water-repellent rigid material and personalized with ministry logos. "Thanks," said Galletti, "goes to FederLegnoArredo and to the Kube Design company to provide us, in line with their strong commitment to the environment, a setting not only gorgeous in aesthetics but all in the name of the circular economy. “This - Galletti concludes - is an example of how much talent and potential the Italian company has to look at sustainability."
Read the press release in Italian in its source here.