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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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Smoke-free Generation: Smoking Age Rises From 18 To 21

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on March 5, 2019


Smoke-free Generation: Smoking Age Rises From 18 To 21

The legal age to purchase cigarettes in the United Kingdom will rise from 18 to 21 years. This measure could be introduced in an attempt to improve public health and create a smoke-free generation. The new measure, which was put forward by MPs, will levy higher taxes on tobacco companies for their impact on the society; this could raise around £150 million. These taxes will be used to fund educational campaigns to prevent youths from smoking and encouraging others to quit…

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500 Million Indian citizens receive free health care

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 6, 2019


500 Million Indian citizens receive free health care

The Indian government is launching a new health program called 'Modicare'. Modicare was introduced to fund 100 million families in India, that is around 500 million people, 40% of the Indian population. these families will be insured for health costs up to 500,000 Rupees per family per year. How are these families selected for the Modicare? These families are selected using the Socio-Economic Caste Census…

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You won't have to pay tax for using solar energy in Spain anymore

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 11, 2018


You won't have to pay tax for using solar energy in Spain anymore

A few days ago, the Spanish government announced that it had banned the existing tax on solar powered homes.   A few years ago, the same government announced that anyone who wanted to use solar panels in their homes would have to give a fixed percentage of the energy produces to the tax office…

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At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on August 3, 2018


At last! The dolphins of the Barcelona Zoo will be transferred to a sanctuary

This was ruled by the City Council of the Catalan city after a strong complaint from the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals, with great support in social networks. #AdeuDelfinari - goodbye dolphinarium, in Catalan - was the campaign slogan used by the Foundation for Advice and Action in Defense of Animals (FAADA) to ensure that the 6 dolphins that were in the Barcelona Zoo were finally transferred to a sanctuary, where they will spend the rest of their lives…

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 18, 2018


Remembering Nelson Mandela

The legacy of the South African political leader and Nobel Peace Prize remains as an example of the struggle for equality, democracy and human rights…

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The revolution of women in Iran: they risk their lives and protest by dancing.

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 17, 2018


The revolution of women in Iran: they risk their lives and protest by dancing.

In Iran it is forbidden to dance since 1979: since then, groups of women have organized to give and receive clandestine dance classes. Now the protest has gone more and they are recorded, without a veil, dancing in the streets. Dancing is a revolution. Dancing is a challenge to the system: it makes the citizen recover the conception of his own body, frightens fears, dancing makes you free. That is why Iran forbade it in 1979, with the Iranian Revolution…

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NSW Police Force set to raise the rainbow flag

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by Judith Van Duinen

Posted on February 25, 2018


NSW Police Force set to raise the rainbow flag

The rainbow flag will fly proud and high this morning, outside of the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills.   Thousands of people will fill the streets of Sydney's CBD to celebrate the 40th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in less than one week…

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