The projection of an opening film-event was powered by the wind energy collected by a generator located at our Eco-Farm. The wind of Portofino has literally kicked off the third edition of the Riviera International Film Festival, the film festival dedicated to directors under 35, staged from 7 to 12 May 2019 in Sestri Levante. This event represented a significant and joyful moment for our community.
After the heavy damage caused by the strong storm of October 2018 – with the collapse of the coastal road and the consequent isolation – Portofino has rediscovered the light of nature’s power, now also an accomplice and participant of a highly significant cultural event.
(Part of the text has been reworked by the official website of the Riviera international film festival)
Not only art and beauty, Portofino also shows great attention to the sustainability of its innovative cultural choices.
The “Sfera sul Mare” of the “Mondo Terraqueo” project will be powered entirely by renewable energy produced on the Portofino’s Park by the agricultural company “La Portofinese”.
A first step towards a new model of sustainable and renewable energy with the ambition of fully covering the energy needs of the entire Borgo, thanks to the production of natural energy obtained exclusively from sources such as water, sun and the wind of the Portofino Park.
The idea of making Portofino ecological and self-sufficient in its energy consumption is the result of the work of La Portofinese’s founder: Mino Viacava.
La Portofinese is a small local agricultural company with a specific goal.
The idea is simple: to recover abandoned land, to resume traditional cultivation techniques and promote a return to agriculture and animal husbandry that for centuries have been part of our region. In terms of crops, we have recovered and returned to production many local vineyards and olive groves which are very important sources of a generational livelihood that was largely abandoned over the last 30-40 years.
It produces a range of local products derived exclusively from crops grown and gathered on the Portofino promontory. The strength of this project comes from it’s revolving around the cultivation of the soil and the recovery of abandoned lands.
The commitment to promote a green energy, was born thanks to the agricultural activity of the family. Investments were made to produce energy obtained from renewable sources such as water, the sun and the wind of Portofino. The ambition is to use green power to ensure sustainable energy sufficiency for the whole territory where we live.