Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 30, 2019

Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

If you have already been to the Neatherlands, then you know how bikes are a big part of the landscape. And the numbers confirm it, they are the number one cyclers in the world. And they have a little secret for that.  For every kilometre cycled, a dutch employee earns 0.20€ tax free, just like some people get paid for not using their car to commute…

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A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 20, 2019

A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

On November 16th, New Zealand had it's first Manaaki Day. This Maori word that means kindness, is now a national day where charitable acts are celebrated and encouraged. It started with Eddie Writes' letter, who asked help to his mayor to make an annual "Kindness Day". This idea was liked by the mayor, but also by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is determined in making her country more progressive through her policies…

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Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 3, 2019

Companies All Over the World Fight Pollution

The ocean pollution rises day by day. Until 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 25 % of the fish that gets eaten contains microplastic. The solution: Producing less plastic packaging. A lot of countries and shops realized this and invented opportunities. Here are a few examples:   New Zealand The supermarket chain "New World" sells every fruit and vegetable not packed. By that, they save tonnes of plastic every year…

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How One Person Changes the World

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 2, 2019

How One Person Changes the World

Do you sometimes feel like you can not make a difference? Like you are just a single small piece of the world? Here is some evidence to show you that it’s not true. 1979 the 16-year old Jadev Payeng was making a horrible discovery. While he was making a walk, he found hundreds of dead reptiles and snakes. What caused the death? A water shortage and the lack of shading trees. The landscape had a barren ground and the probability for plants to grow was very low…

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A Brazilian Couple Restore A Destroyed Forest

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on April 30, 2019

A Brazilian Couple Restore A Destroyed Forest

At a time when it is said to us that we only have 11 years to prevent irreversible damages to our planet because of climate change, this kind of story is heart-warming. After returning from Rwanda to document the atrocities happening there, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado was devastated when he saw what deforestation had done to his homeland. The thriving wildlife that inhabited this forest was now completely gone, just like the trees…

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The Tinder Tree

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on April 15, 2019

The Tinder Tree

Once upon a time, people were used to sending love letters manually written…

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#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 18, 2019

#TRASHCHALLENGE: The Safe And Clean Challenge

Initially launched in 2015, this new #Trashchallenge has seen an explosion only this year at the beginning of March.All around the world people, especially younger ones, are challenging themselves and friends to clean up the litter in some areas of their cities…

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Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 1, 2019

Decline Plastic Waste In The North Sea

The number of plastic bags in the North Sea has declined. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the number of plastic bags has decreased since 2010. The waste in the North Sea was researched. It was found that the amount of plastic waste is relatively low. This is due to the introduction of the ban on free plastic bags by several European countries. This ban has ensured that fewer people use plastic bags, which means less plastic waste in the sea…

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British Environment Secretary Launches New Waste Strategy

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 28, 2019

British Environment Secretary Launches New Waste Strategy

The British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove published the policy paper Resources and waste strategy for England in December last year. Gove’s aim is to completely modify the waste system and reduce plastic packaging. Tax for the use of plastics The manufacturers of plastic packaging are at risk of paying the full costs of the waste of the plastic packaging they produce. Moreover, the government will support households to recycle their waste…

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A Multinational Company Cleans The Thames River In London

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 27, 2019

A Multinational Company Cleans The Thames River In London

The world's biggest furniture retail company launches boats to clean the polluted rivers in London. The Swedish furniture retail company's latest innovation is called 'The Good Ship'. These boats clean the polluted waters in the south of London from plastic and other rubbish. The Good Ship’s design and functions were inspired by the SMÅKRYP, a toy boat for bathtubs. The boats are around 30 meters and 70 kilograms each…

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