Sustainable mobility, climate changes and clean energy. These are the issues in the 2019 edition of the Treno Verde, the initiative promoted by environmental group Legambiente together with the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane to spread the idea that building a healthier and more liveable country is not just important, but also possible.
The itinerant campaign by the green train, which has been travelling between Italian cities for over thirty years, will be officially presented on 15 February 2019. Starting from 18 February, the date of the first stop in Palermo, residents and students will be able to get on board to visit the interactive exhibition held in the four carriages. It will be a chance to better understand the big challenge we must address: maintaining zero emission mobility and countering climate change.
Through suggesting possible solutions and good environmental practices, the travelling exhibition set up on board seeks to sensitise visitors in relation to zero emission mobility, which is a crucial issue for all of the FS Group's activities as well as an issue of strategic importance for development in Italy.
Additionally, during the trip, and as it does every year, the Treno Verde will carry out a atmospheric and acoustic pollution monitoring programme in the cities where it stops.
The stops made by the Treno Verde
The green train will stop in Italy's largest railway stations to promote sustainable mobility by involving as many as people as possible. The first of the twelve destinations scheduled will be Palermo, from 18 to 20 February.
During the journey that this special train makes, a Declaration on New Mobility, which is more sustainable, lighter and healthier, will also be outlined.
"Making innovations" is an imperative for the FS Italiane Group. And again this year, through the Treno Verde, the FS Group will present examples of innovative projects at each of the stops planned. Sustainable projects range from air purification to electric mobility to stations, which are seen as being the hubs of urban mobility.
Some of the projects put forward have been executed by FS Group staff after a call for ideas was launched last year, while others come from the world of start-ups.
We at the FS Group are convinced that to improve everybody's quality of life you have to start with concrete actions. Incentivising sustainable mobility to reduce pollution; focussing on intermodality, sharing mobility and hub stations are some of the things that we seek to achieve every day.