On June 8, 2022, in celebration of the “World Oceans Day”, we proudly join the 2021- 2030 United Nations Decade of ocean science for sustainable development by performing our first “Blue Action”: cleaning an area of Lake Turano, near Rieti, with the participation of middle school students of class 2B from Poggio Nativo, Rieti.
The drought of recent months had caused debris buried on the lake bottom to emerge.
silence followed by a guided meditation to encourage the connection to with nature and all those present.
We then went into action, collecting all the scattered pieces of trash. garbage.
This action soon became an happening of focus, happiness and love; transforming the simple gesture of picking up rubbish into a true treasure hunt. In a lively and playful interaction, all the trash was collected: from the smallest to the heaviest, from near and far.
Soon everything else seemed to loose importance and this could be perceived in the students’ gaze. They were deeply focused on picking up each piece of garbage, showing no disgust in touching it, but rather concern about the right way to recycle it.
It soon became like collecting small precious gems!
Joy permeated the whole group.
Videomaker: Daniele Bracci
Video Editor: Valerio Perini
Audio Editor: Felicia Toscano
A special thank you to the municipalities of Castel di Tora and Rocca Sinibalda,
and the Natural Reserves of Mount Navegna and Mount Cervia. Reserves of Mount Navegna and Mount Cervia.