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Tuscany wins in sustainability: it is the region that in Italy wins the most "Green ears”, The recognition that every year is awarded to virtuous rural municipalities by FEE Italia (Foundation for Environmental Education) and Confagricoltura. The names of the 46 award-winning locations were announced this morning during an online conference with the winning mayors. In Tuscany it climbs to the top step of the podium (on an equal footing with the Marche) with six locations: Castellina in Chianti, Massa Marittima, Castiglione della Pescaia, Castagneto Carducci, Fiesole and Bibbona.

A sustainable agriculture, capable of enhancing the territory, respectful of the environment and quality of life and capable of innovation, the correct use of the land, the presence of typical agricultural production are some of the requirements that rural municipalities must have in order to win the recognition, equivalent of the "Blue Flag" for seaside resorts.

"It is an extraordinary result that makes us proud: Tuscany is confirmed as a sustainable and virtuous land" says Marco Neri, president of Confagricoltura Toscana. “Our region can boast not only an artistic and cultural heritage but also a precious rural heritage, no less identifying: farmers, the true creators and custodians of the Tuscan landscape, protect it. Through their work, they take care of and supervise the territory, helping to manage it in a sustainable way with respect for the environment and traditions, to promote and enhance it. "

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"Green ears"Is a program designed to guide rural municipalities to choose land management strategies in a virtuous path that benefits the environment and the quality of life of the entire community, an instrument for enhancing the rural heritage, rich in natural and cultural resources , also from an employment perspective.