This year’s topics was chosen by the organizing country and it is:”Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
We made a small list choosing 3 pavilions that really reflect this topic.
At the first place we find the Padiglione Zero. You can find a number of areas, tracing the history of man on the planet and its relationship with food: from the invention of agriculture and livestock, the need to preserve food, to technical progress, to the paradoxes of the modern world.
In the second position we have the Switzerland Pavilion. Many people call it the store of salt, water, apples and coffee, from which everyone can draw what he wants for free by taking the desired quantities of food.
Until arriving finally in third place as we place the Israel Pavilion. Unfortunately not everyone is aware of the problems that Israel is facing daily. This country is set in a very arid area, the Negev desert. The Expo pavilion tells us how Israelis overcame difficulties connected to this land.
SCOW (Selective Collection of the Organic Waste in tourist areas and valorization in farm composting plants), is a 3-year European project (2013-2015) funded by the ENPI CBCMED program, aiming to develop low cost, technically simple and high quality bio-waste collection and recycling models in territories with touristic areas and agricultural activity.
The goal of this program is to define an innovative and sustainable bio-waste management system through effective collection and waste treatment into decentralized small-scale composting plants, this would be able to be reproduced in other Mediterranean zones, reducing impacts at source, through a simple management of the bio-waste collection and treatment with the idea of self-sufficiency.
It was presented few days ago at Expo Milano 2015.
Among the different partnership, Israel contributes in this project with the MIGAL’s institute. The Galilee Research Institute is an applied research organization specializing in the fields of biotechnology, environmental and agriculture sciences.
One of the benefits is that this project will improve general waste management, closing the cycle of the organic matter in countries with an important lack of organic carbon at soil. In addiction to that, there will be the creation of new economical activity, even at waste collection and treatment sectors and compost selling.
The Danciger Darca Comprehensive High School will be at the Israeli Pavilion from 27-07 to 29-07 afternoon evening to present the Scobydo project.
The Danciger School is the main center of education in Kiryat Shmona. It was found in the beginning of the 1960s. Its vision has always been to advance and strengthen students of the periphery of the country while providing them with tools for success, combining values, courtesy and respect.
This year, the High School’s students have prepared something special to bring and show at Expo 2015 Milano. The project consists on the construction of garments from the Kombucha.
The name kombucha refers to any of a variety of preparations of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks, that are commonly used as functional beverages for their unsubstantiated health benefits. With the acronym Scoby (“Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast ” symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast ).
Here a clearly example of how they use this kind of material…
DancigerSchool shows that starting from this compound, you can create clothes completely natural!