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Climate has been on the forefront of international negotiations in the past decades. The evidence of human-induced climate change and its consequences is abundant and ever increasing. While states are delving into seemingly never-ending negotiations, citizens and other non-state actors are increasin...

5 easy things you can do right now to help better your environment

In countries like the Netherlands we are lucky to have efficient systems for processing and recycling trash. Many homes have efficient heating systems that limit the amount of resources we use when we're at home. All passenger trains are powered by stored wind energy and electric vehicles ...

Wie is Jitse Bouma (Stichting DreamCycle)

Mijn naam is Jitse Bouma, ik ben fanatiek sporter en groot liefhebber van reizen. Sinds september 2018 fiets ik van Nederland naar India om geld in te zamelen voor het Prinses Maxima Centrum. Waarom ga ik 10.000 km’s fietsen voor kinderen met kanker? Op mijn 12de kreeg ik leukemie. G...

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Ik lees een interessant artikel over het initiatief van David Katz, een ontwikkelingsondernemer uit Canada die de Plastic Bank heeft opgezet. Plastic wordt tegen een eerlijke prijs ingekocht bij verzamelers in ontwikkelingslanden, vervolgens verscheept naar westerse landen, die het recyclen voor ind...

Bundles
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Anno 2019 is de opwarming van de aarde een steeds grote issue aan het worden. Het klimaatakkoord van Parijs is een goede stap in de richting en naar mijn gevoel worden individuen zich ook meer bewust dat het vijf voor twaalf is. Ikzelf merk ook dat ik milieubewuster leef. Ik eet minder vlees, i...

Magazines
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This is a bundle of my favorite articles that address Eco-Friendliness, Fair Trade and Sustainability On the left: Great gift ideas (The one in Dutch is about the store WAAR at various locations in The Netherlands, where you can buy unique Fair Trade goodies!) In the middle: Stories a...

Malawi 2014

Below you can read the program of my expedition. And here you can read about my preparations for Malawi. Expedition Program Malawi October 11th (Sat) – Departure from Brussels airport Flight from Brussels to Blantyre, via Paris and Addis Abeba in Ethiopia. October 12, (Sun) – Arriva...

Taboos

We are looking for people, who would like to help diminish this taboo. Please get in touch with Eva-Bee or me, or just copy and paste the interview questions and start blogging too. Pay it forward! In De Pin, for more inspiration.

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Ik ben weer geinspireerd door anderen, vaak heb ik toch anderen nodig, al is het direct of indirect. Misschien is het woord medestanders beter dan de beschrijving van anderen, ook al ken ik de medestanders persoonlijk niet, op facebook creer je toch een band, als je je met dezelfde doelen bezig...

Media: Photo's, Movies and Documents
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In 2015, Afroz Shah, an Indian lawyer, started with cleaning Mumbai's Versova beach, which was littered with plastic and other waste. At first, he was laughed at, but eventually other volunteers joined. After 21 months, they managed to clear the Versova beach. Besides the incredible and seemingly im...

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Hello lovely person, If you have clicked on this article because you have read the title and are indeed looking for such a toothbrush, look no further! About a month ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram and came across a sponsored add. Usually, I am very annoyed with these, but this one caught ...

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The world record for planting the most trees in one day was held by India at 50 million trees, untill a few days ago when Ethiopia’s minister of innovation and technology, Dr Getahun Mekuria, tweeted the number of trees planted throughout the day: 353 million. This tree planting is part of a n...

Updates
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Flights to Ecuador are back up and running, which means Merazonia is able to receive national and international volunteers again!  The first two volunteers from Europe arrived at Merazonia and they share their travel experiences with you. In addition, Merazonia has shared a detailed blog that o...

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Events, Recipes and Tips to Inspire, Travel, Study, Work or Move Abroad

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Nowadays, if you look at all the products in a supermarket, way too much plastic is used for packaging. Although you can choose to buy unpackaged fruits and vegetables, usually you still put it in a plastic bag. You can reduce a lot of waste by taking your own tiny bags with you for all your fruits,...

Events
Expo 2020

Expo 2020 The next World Expo takes place in 2020, hosted by Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expo 2020 will take place from October 2020-April 2021, on the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. According to the organizers, the Expo will be a “festival of human ingenuity,” in r...

UN 2019 Climate

UN 2019 Climate Summit UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene a summit to mobilize political and economic energy at the highest levels to advance climate action that will enable implementation of many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN 2019 Climate Summit...

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The SDG Global Festival of Action The SDG Global Festival of Action is a ground-breaking event powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office and partners...

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Zondag 2 juni krijg JIJ de kans om mee te varen op de Utrechtse grachten en tegelijkertijd plastic daaruit te vissen! Het WWF-regioteam Utrecht zal op deze dag in twee sessies samen met jou op diverse sloepen van Greenjoy.nl door de grachten varen. Draag jouw steentje bij aan deze actie di...

Recipes
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Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the potatoes and place them into a sieve or colander over a bowl. Using the finer side of the grater, grate the onion and add it to the potato. Using the back of a spoon, or even your hands, squeeze out any excess water/juice from the potatoes and onion. ...

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until very soft. Drain and set to one side to cool down and steam dry. Once cool, mash until smooth.
  2. Put the cold mashed potato into a large bowl. Add the flour, egg and a good pinch of sal...

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This deep fried flatbread is a common street food in Hungary where it is served warm with sour cream and grated cheese, rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, or doused with garlic water. Instructions

  1. In a mug dissolve the salt in the water. In a bowl combine the sifted flour with the yeast....

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When I was in Budapest over the Christmas holidays, I had the most delicious Shakshuka! It reminded me of the time when to Israeli guys were making breakfast in a hostel in Japan and they shared some of their delicious meal with me.. However, at that time I wasn't able to remember the name of t...

Supply & Demand

Supply and Demand of Volunteer jobs, Manpower, Travel Gear, Teaching Materials & Study Materials

Supply & Demand: Manpower, Products, Knowledge, Paperwork
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reNature is a Dutch initiative to make the world a little greener again. In many countries intensive and or monoculture agriculure have degraded the soil. Through training of farmers and local organisations reNature tries to change the way farmers use their land. Agroforestry is their solution. By p...

Projectmanager bij een stichting die zwerfafval terugdringt

Stichting Trashpackers is op zoek naar een projectmanager die zich wil inzetten voor het voorkomen van zwerfafval dat onze planeet vervuilt.  Ben jij een ervaren projectmanager die in staat is om op zowel op bestuurlijk niveau een gesprek te voeren als wereldburgers kan enthousiasmeren om bewus...

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Komend jaar willen Stichting MEERGroen, Caring Farmers en Urgenda minimaal 1 miljoen bomen gratis weg te geven. Om dit doel te behalen oogsten ze op landgoederen en andere groene zones zaailingen van bomen die anders zouden worden gemaaid of worden verdrukt. De geoogste bomen worden vervolgens grati...

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy

UN Goal targets:

  • Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
  • Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities