Most recently, in Sicily, Modica, there was held a conference on environmental issues, and TV channel of Channel 74 dedicated its special issue, entitled "Ecology is not only theory. The future is around the corner" to this event. The conference was attended by experts, managers and technical experts, who, among other things, explaining to the students of the institute, named after the great ancient Greek scientist Archimedes, who lived in Sicily, what must be done to ensure a better future for both, the inhabitants of the region, and the whole of mankind. The key concepts of the event were environmental education and sustainable mobility: enabling people to freely move, communicate and establish relationships without losing human and environmental aspects, today and in the future.
Engineer Claudio Rikki, an expert in environmental technology shared how to move from theory to practice, what the significance of this scientific-practical conference was and what prospects it had opened. In his story, the emphasis was placed on the development of Italy in general and the region, in particular, increasing the financial revenues from tourism through the introduction of high-speed environmentally friendly transport. The expert highly appraised the SkyWay technology, putting it above all existing modes of transport in his country. He also noted the importance of both, high-speed transportation between the major tourist centers, located at the different ends of the island, and safe, environmentally friendly transportation of tourists within these cities.
The conference coordinator engineer Angelo Lucenti, the proponent of the Yunitskiy's String Transport project, which could be understood even from the name of the company "The Energy of Zero Kilometre" (and he is one of its founders), noted the high degree of damage to the ecology, inflicted by the existing transport equipped with internal combustion engines, and highlighted the importance of using electrical energy in this branch. He pointed out, in particular, the need of reduction in the number of vehicles in the major tourist cities by introducing car sharing program and the change to electric traction of diesel locomotives, which ride guests to local attractions.
Salvatore Curcio, who calls himself a "peasant engineer," talked about the necessity to make eco-tourism fully consistent with its name, by also introducing environmentally friendly transport of the future.
Engineer Carlo Cappello, another co-founder of the startup " The Energy of Zero Kilometre", spoke about the purpose of its creation, noting the need to find a concrete solution to existing problems. He considers that such a solution is radical changes in the transport sphere, first of all, the change to electric traction. Carlo Cappello understands that this is a matter of the future, but warns about the need to take urgent measures to bring this future closer.
In general, the Italians have already realized that the ancient proverb "Tutte le strade portano a Roma" - All roads lead to Rome -- today sounds like "All roads lead to Maryina Gorka!".