MY COMMITMENT TO NATURE
My Love for Nature is an integral and fundamental part of my activity and lifestyle. Photography is “the most effective tool I have found to reach the depths of the human soul, to transmit my message and to share the personal pursuit of light, inside and outside of oneself" (as I write in the prologue of the book "The Voice of the Dolomites").
Loving Nature means first of all returning to connect to her. That is something extremely natural and inherent in human nature, but from which modern society and its conditioning have dangerously moved us away. It means understanding how we are inextricably dependent on her. It means protecting her wherever she's still healthy and - increasingly urgent – it means regenerating her wherever she's degraded.
Repopulating forests is one of the most effective ways to regenerate soil, to protect biodiversity, to feed aquifers, to protect the territory, to absorb CO2. And, as a consequence, to preserve our health.
Hence, I decided to activate a partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, an organization that takes care of reforestation projects with fast-growing trees around the world and at the same time offers job opportunities to the local communities, often very poor, with whom it collaborates.
Therefore, my commitment is to donate part of my revenues to this project, and everyone can freely contribute either when purchasing my books or participating in my photographic activities (e.g. workshops or photo tours), or for the simple desire to contribute to something good for both the planet and ourselves.
I activated this project with the initial financing of a plantation of 1,500 trees, corresponding to the annual absorption of CO2 emissions for approximately 300,000 km of air flights for a single passenger.
Partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects
Total planted trees:
Even if planting trees is definitely not enough to save the planet, more and more people in every corner of the world are evolving to greater awareness and are acting against the tide in the most disparate fields, from health to agriculture, from nutrition to economy, by reaching, in the end, the same conclusion: aligning with Nature is the way to regenerate ourselves and the world we live in.
When I walk in the mountains along the streams, I often think that every drop of the flowing water then contributes to becoming sea, and that, as I extensively write in the book "You are Nature", I cannot help but creating my own drop at best, without which both the sea and my consciousness would be much drier.