Prince William has awarded the City of Milan the prestigious international Earthshot Prize in recognition of the best solutions to protect the environment!
Winning the first edition of the Earthshot prize was well-merited recognition for the great solidarity and teamwork. Initiated in 2017, this project involved the entire city: thanks to the Municipality and to many third sector social enterprises, universities, the large-scale retail trade and local operational philanthropy, Milan now has 3 hubs in the Isola (2019), Lambrate (2020) and Gallaratese (2021) districts.
The £1 million in prize money will be used to further support these Hubs and to open new ones, guaranteeing their long-term sustainability and replicating and scaling this virtuous best practice within the network of cities that work with Milan on food policies, starting from the C40 network of cities and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.
The next hub, still in the planning phase, will be the Corvetto neighbourhood hub against food waste whilst, with the opening of a fifth one in mind, the Municipality of Milan has recently launched a co-planning table for the Centre Hub with Associations and Banks.