The extracting activity often draws the public attention only for the negative environmental impact and the land impoverishment caused by operations which are not driven by an echo-sustainable project (denuded, impoverished and never recuperated areas are often associated, in the collective imagination, to the extracting sector).
The project CAVA SOSTENIBILE (Sustainable quarrying) was started with this in mind and the graphics, drawing inspiration from the gypsum formula, witness the actual synergy that has been preserved among the extracted mineral, intended in its representative chemical formula, the "quarrying" activity and the environment.
The aim of the project is to encourage people to see with their own eyes how the extraction process takes place, experimenting the rigorous parameters in terms of quality, safety and respect of the landscape that we adopt on a daily basis.
Nowadays, the prerequisite of a sustainable extracting activity should be bidirectional, this means that it should not only "give" to the external world, in terms of investments or compensations, but also "take" from the outside the needs of a society more and more projected towards the world of tourism and culture , that in our villages hardly would develop due to their restricted offer.
It's obvious that a large underground space, fascinating and attractive, should non represent a mine void, intended as a weight to manage, but as a volume to fill with social events, capable of drawing the right creativity from its uniqueness.
On a periodic basis, therefore, the San Pietro - Prato Nuovo quarry will host multi-thematic, social and cultural initiatives, opportunely included in a touristic network capable of advertising the uniqueness of our territory.