It’s the most recent area (created in 2016) whose mission is to develop social tourism promoting excellence and innovation by creating new touristic products.
Care and respect for all living beings are part of enjoying a healthy environment and a good quality of life. This fundamental human right (for climate and ecological justice for all*) is the basis for every action that characterises CCB’s initiatives, especially the Environment area. In 2016, we started planning with the mission to support the development of social tourism along three main lines: creation of new tourism products, support for the development of member cooperatives operating in the sector, and job placement of disadvantaged people. Then, the Environment and Social Farming area was born: projects were devised that would be an asset for the cooperatives and for all territorial stakeholders, creating new opportunities for sustainable business, new synergies in the territory and new employment. The innovative feature of these projects is the focus on the entire life cycle of products and services, the attribution of a higher value to the supply chain rather than to individuals, the integration of different aspects related to sustainability: economy, environment and people. Lastly, the Environment and Education area: Education for Sustainability responds to a need for training and pedagogical innovation required not only by schools but also by public administrations, which are increasingly approaching concepts such as ecological transition, environmental regeneration and circular economy. The above has been consolidated with the creation of a Green Community Centre, Agliate Community, a project to revitalise the village of Agliate (hamlet of Carate B.za – MB) and social cohesion and a reference point for all environmental awareness and promotion initiatives.