Ciao a tutti!
I am Stefano Mingolla and I am from a little village in the mountains in the north of Italy. I really love the area where I live, it is the perfect place to practice sports, to take walks surrounded by nature and to breathe clean air...or should I say this was what I thought. I discovered that my city is one of the most polluted in the entire Italy, with dramatic consequences for the health of the local population and for the environment. For this reason, after my bachelor’s degree in business administration, I understood how important it is to change direction if we want to provide a better environment for the future generation, and in turn a better quality of life. Thus, I changed city and tried a new adventure in Ferrara, a UNESCO world Heritage city. I chose the masters programme in Green Economy and Sustainability and this has been the best decision that I have ever made because after that, my mind changed completely. I learned English, started to travel, and met people from all over the world. Currently, I am in Porto to conclude my last 3 exams and at the same time I am working with Utopia500 team. I am very happy to be here, enjoying this beautiful city, its history, the ocean, and at the same time working in a fantastic team. They are not only my colleagues, they are my new friends.