Give greater strength to the commitment that has always been lavished on the Island of Elba with a dedicated structure, to amplify the impact of activities on the territory and help improve the quality of life of the people who live there.
This is the inspiration behind the Acqua dell'Elba Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to make the island and its heritage grow, focusing on the environment, education, culture, health and art.
After 22 years of commitment to sustainability, Acqua dell'Elba gives life to a "water-green sister" who, outside the logic of the market, will take care of helping to protect the ecosystem of the island and enhance its social heritage and cultural.
"La Via dell'Essenza" is a project aiming to
create a coastal trail on Elba Island. 130 kilometres of trails
divided into 12 sections intended to show Elba and its unique
essence to the whole world.
Acqua dell'Elba supports this project with the aim of enhancing the natural beauty of the Island. Furthermore, the project seeks to promote access for residents and tourists, while fully respecting nature, as well as for those who cannot visit Elba in person, thanks to digital technologies.
The "Education" project from the Acqua dell'Elba
Foundation has the objective of enriching the libraries of Elban
This aim will be achieved through the purchase and donation of new texts chosen by the institutes themselves, plus a selection of texts focussed around the theme of female empowerment, a subject which is dear to both the Foundation and the Elban educational community.
The "Culture" department of the Foundation will be
covered by SEIF - Sea Essence International Festival, which also
falls under the remit of the Foundation. A case history in the
sector of Ocean Literacy, SEIF is an eclectic event, ranging from
reason to emotion, at the same time intending to stimulate thoughts
and dreams. Its objective is to celebrate the sea and its beauty by
means of history, economics, the arts, anthropology, culture,
politics, music, cinema, and society, through a multi-disciplinary
approach as manifold as are the souls of the sea. Its raison d'être
is that of "raising awareness by celebrating beauty".
The "Health" department of the Acqua
dell'Elba Foundation will involve support of two
extraordinary local realities working for the physical and
psychological support of people regretfully affected by serious or
invalidating pathologies. The first is EndoElba, a
newly formed Association in support of women affected by
Endometriosis, an exclusively female pathology which is still not
so widely known, though it is widespread in Italy as well as on
Isola d'Elba, and which requires an early diagnosis in order to
prevent worsening health conditions for the patient.
The "Arts" department brings under the Foundation's remit the
historic project "Artists on Elba", through which Acqua dell'Elba
has always supported the Arts and creativity by promoting the work
of contemporary artists, organising exhibitions, and purchasing of
works of art. In the year of its new beginning, this fourth thread
turns into an operational arm for this occasion, becoming itself
the vehicle thanks to which the Foundation can set sail:
indeed, profits deriving from the sale of every single
piece of the collection "Le Spiagge degli Argonauti" ("Shores of
the Argonauts") will be devolved to the financial support of the
Foundation and its projects, in a virtuous circle
populated by people who "are" Acqua dell'Elba and who, we hope,
will soon also become "Acqua dell'Elba Foundation" people: the
employees, collaborators, partners, and, of course, all of our
customers and lovers of the sea and of Isola d'Elba.