Monterosso Almo is a Sicilian village of less than three thousand inhabitants nestled in the Iblei mountains. Surrounded by the woods of Calaforno and Canalazzo, it maintains its healthy air and its green panorama. Its territory, inhabited even before the arrival of the Greek colonists in Sicily in the eighth century B.C., has important archaeological sites dating back to the late Copper Age.
Main environmental challenges faced by the city
To maintain and improve the area, reforestation interventions have already been adopted, together with the Forestry Corps, to contain the hydrogeological instability and erosion of the Monterosso slopes. In addition, the usability of Parco Canalazzo has been improved, creating an area equipped for recreation and leisure.
NBS implemented or planned
Over the next few years, the Municipal Administration will continue to implement projects that, through sustainable solutions, will lead to maintaining and improving the quality of life and the environment.
The projects envisage the safeguarding of the municipal territory and the surrounding areas through tree planting; the creation of natural barriers for water drainage; awareness campaigns for sustainable agriculture that contrasts soil erosion.
In order to improve air quality, the Administration also intends to place two charging stations for electric cars.