Outdoor class: youngsters learn about plant characteristics and healthy eating.
"The biodiversity block brings together the orchard, an area filled with vegetation and a covered area where we are implementing new structures, such as the seedling nursery and an urban vegetable garden," explains Amanda Leite, FCA Environment Analyst for Latin America and responsible for designing the project. According to her, the objective is to stimulate the preservation of species typical of the local biome and to work on environmental and health issues, such as the importance of healthy eating.
InovEN reveals the connecting points between the factory and nature, with green spaces that changes the visitor’s perspective on the industrial environment. "Believing in an environmentally sustainable future means acting to promote concepts and practices that demonstrate, for current and future generations, the value of a performance in synergy with nature", says Francesco Ciancia, FCA's head of Manufacturing for Latin America.
Neylor explains that the path through the various locations of the plant are marked with explanations on the environmental theme. For example, on the biodiversity trail, the guides explain the characteristics and origins of the trees present along the way, transforming the experience into an outdoor class. "At the end of the visit, I am convinced that children and teachers leave the factory with a much higher level of environmental awareness", says Neylor Bastos, FCA's Environment, Health and Occupational Safety Manager for Latin America.
Take a look at the Biodiversity Route inside the Fiat factory in the video below: