Lately, Vicenza is showing a certain concern for environmental issues and projects. Two of these projects are related to the promotion of renewable energy production and to the efficiency of the sorted waste collection and recycling.
In the first case, a decision of Vicenza Provincial Council, approved in April 2009, state citizens' information and the education about the renewable energies, the existing techniques and the financial and legal possibilities they have to produce this kind of energy as a priority. A commitment to activate a series of initiatives aimed to inform local governments about what they can do to promote renewable energy production is also contained in the decision.
In addition, the Provincial Council proposes to all local authorities of Vicenza a “Renewable energies agreement”: all the adherents engage in favouring the realization of renewable power generating plants as fast as possible. The objective is to go beyond the guidelines of the European Community and to reach 100% of the power production from renewable sources in 2017.
In the second case, Vicenza is evidently very concerned about the garbage recycling and the selective waste collection, so that it has gained the title of “Super-recycling Municipality” from Legambiente, with 43,7% of recycled waste, in the occasion of the European week for the waste reduction.
According to the Environment Councillor of Vicenza Province, Antonio Marco Dalla Pozza, this acknowledgement: “Repays for all our efforts and encourage us to continue on this way. However, it is necessary to accelerate, because [...] we aim to reach 65% in 2012, as stated by regulation standards”. On this purpose, Vicenza local council, together with Aim and Legambiente, decided to start an awareness campaign in all schools in order to increase people's involvement in using less packings and to promote more efficiency in the selective waste collection.