ORA! Officina della Ricerca per l’Ambiente (Environmental Research Garage) is a collective initiative born within the Bologna Research Area, welcoming all to join.
Our aim is to be a catalyst for change, collaborating with numerous others in the quest to build a world in harmony with nature and our environment – a world that is not only more sustainable but also more equitable and humane, leaving no one behind.
Together, we march towards climate neutrality, NOW! No one else will do it for us.
After a devastating flood hit our region, some of us participated in spontaneous initiatives to assist the affected people. This experience has led us to come together in an assembly to discuss the numerous signals of the ongoing ecological and climate crisis and the role we can play in these turbulent times.
[…] It calls for unity and action to bring about change, as the window of opportunity is open now, in the 2020s and 2030s of the 21st century. It urges the world of research to take a stand to communicate with people, not just policymakers and stakeholders, and to listen to the widespread (and legitimate) fear that the climate and biosphere are heading towards collapse, and take decisive action.