在專門認證未受汙染海灘的「Blue Flag」標章之後,現在也有了「Spiga Verde」標章。Spiga Verde為一義大利認證致力於環境教育與土地永續利用的城鎮標章。

創立於1987年,Blue Flag藍旗標章為一國際性的環境保育認證,專門頒發給全世界各個致立於永續發展並重視自然保育的海灘。而從今年夏天開始,這項計畫在Spiga Verde之下得到另一層面的延續並擴張至一般城鎮,截至目前共有13個義大利城鎮獲得此認證。

用來評定一個城鎮是否可獲得Spiga Verde標章的評估標準計有15大類67項,包含廢棄物管理、能源節約、環境保護教育,而每天會遇到的日常環保工作施行更是重要的評估標準之一。獲得標章的城鎮每一年都必須重新接受評估。

在目前13個所有獲得Spiga Verde認證的義大利城鎮中以分佈在托斯坎那大區以及坎帕尼亞大區為最多。以下為完整名單:Castellina in Chinati、Massa Marittima、Castagneto Carducci、Agropoli、Positano、Pisciotta、Serralunga di Crea、Lavagna、Caorle、Matelica、Montefalco、Ostuni與 Raguso.

 

Established in 1987, the Blue Flag is an international environmental recognition assigned to seaside areas around the world, which have been dedicated to sustainability and respect for nature. Since this Summer, the project has been extended also to the rural areas with the new symbol of Spiga Verde, which has already been assigned to 13 Italian towns. 

There are 67 parameters divided in 15 sections which are used to select the towns which may earn the symbol, from waste management to energy savings, not to mention all the environmental education activities, the daily practices implemented are particularly important. Every year, all the towns will be evaluated again by experts.

Out of the 13 Italian towns and located in 9 regions, Tuscany and Campania are the two regions with the most towns being recognised. Here is the full list: Castellina in Chinati, Massa Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Agropoli, Positano, Pisciotta, Serralunga di Crea, Lavagna, Caorle, Matelica, Montefalco, Ostuni and Raguso.