CleanALP – Protect and clean our mountains 2024, Italy

The European Research Institute (ERI) is a non-profit organisation that works to promote research and experimentation for innovation in scientific and social fields. Its main objective is to improve the environment, economic, and cultural conditions of European citizens and promote respect for the territory and the living being.

CleanAlp continues to build upon the achievements of previous years’ activities funded by The North Face. The project will clean up pollution (from plastic, prevalent, and other materials), raise awareness among people and stakeholders who frequent the mountains.

The project aims to protect and enhance the Alpine natural heritage and its biodiversity, to reduce all forms of pollution, and to increase public and individual awareness of the impact that environmental degradation has on people’s health and well-being. The project will hold 15 hikes in the northwestern Italian Alps, involving at least 150 people and covering more than 200 km of trails. Training, educational activities, and public events and workshops, will also be held, and are expected to involve over 700 people.