LifeGate is one of the founders of Zero Impact® projects in Italy, Costa Rica and Madagascar, and still participates in them actively. This is a plus, a competitive advantage that allows LifeGate to oversee the entire supply chain, constantly follow the projects' progress with periodical on-site visits, involve businesses directly (through activities such as exhibiting signs where reforestation interventions have been carried out) and have updated informational materials such as pictures, reports and maps.
Guardie ecologiche volontarie
Established in Emilia Romagna, Italy, in 1989, the Eco Volunteer Guards inform people and authorities about existing ecological issues and laws concerning environmental protection. The association is also directly involved in environmental protection and ensuring that environmental laws are respected. They are LifeGate's partner in projects in Costa Rica and Madagascar.
Ente regionale per i servizi all’agricoltura e alle foreste (Ersaf)
The Regional Agency for Agriculture and Forestry Services in Lombardy supports the regional administration in achieving the government's objectives as delineated in the Regional Development Programme, following principles of multi-functionality and integration. It also offers technical and certification services to the public and private agricultural and forestry sectors, and supports the general directorate for agriculture in its operational activities.
Consorzio Parco lombardo della Valle del Ticino
The Ticino Park – the first regional park in Italy – was established in 1974 to protect the Ticino River and its various natural habitats from evermore invasive industrialisation and urbanisation.
Parco del Rio Vallone
Established in 1992 by Lombardy's Regional Council, Rio Vallone Park is the expression of the willingness of adhering municipalities to protect agricultural territories, landscapes and natural features within the Park.
Roma Capitale collaborates with LifeGate to safeguard areas within the Veio Regional Natural Park.
Ministerio de Ambiente, Energia y Telecomunicaciones (Minaet)
The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications promotes and manages the Environmental Law with particular attention to the preservation and rational use of natural resources, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
Fondo nacional de financiamento forestal (Fonafifo)
The National Fund for Forestry Financing was established in 1990 after the passing of a law aimed at developing forestry financing activities. Its goal is to contribute to the creation of new forests to improve Costa Rica's net balance of CO2 emissions, thus meeting the Kyoto Protocol’s goals of emissions stabilisation.
Asociación Ecológica Paquera - Lepanto - Cóbano (Asepaleco)
Asepaleco is an NGO, established in 1991. Its goals are to manage an environmental education centre, oversee sustainable waste collection and disposal, protect biodiversity, reduce CO2 emissions and promote sustainable and responsible tourism.
Instituto nacional de biodiversidad
Inbio is a non-profit research and biodiversity management centre established in 1989 to support efforts to study and safeguard biological diversity in Costa Rica, and promote its sustainable use. The Institute works alongside a number of governmental bodies, universities, businesses and other public and private, national and international entities.
Ministère de l’Environnement, d'Ecologie, de la Mer et des Forêts de Madagascar
The aim of the Ministry of Environment, Ecology, the Sea and Forestry of Madagascar is to promote and manage environmental legislation by assigning regional directorates surveillance and control tasks. The Ministry aims to improve people’s quality of life through preserving the island's biodiversity, in order to allow future generations to benefit from it. It also promotes sustainable tourism in Madagascar.
Associazione Onlus “Alfeo Corassori - La vita per te”
This non-profit association, based in Modena, Italy, was established to contribute to the fight against disease, hunger, illiteracy and other pressing issues particularly pertinent to developing countries. The association is especially committed to safeguarding children’s rights. Different projects have been developed with this purpose. Some of the most significant have been the creation of a children’s hospital, at a distance adoption programmes and support for orphan children.