Animal care

THE AWESOME WORK OF THE CENTRE OF MONTE ADONE

The Wildlife Recovery Centre Monte Adone, in the province of Bologna, was born in 1989 at the initiative of Rudi Berti, his wife Mirca Negrini, and their young daughter Elisa. Initially thought as a centre for the recovery of the autochthonous wildlife, in November of the same year it starts also the hosting of exotic…

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Ethical travel

OTHER WAYS TO MOVE

Ever since the first vehicle rolled onto the streets in 1886, the world has had a love-hate relationship with the motor car. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads around the globe, it sometimes seems as if we cannot escape the pollution, noise, and danger that they produce. The car-free day is…

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Community

WHEN COMMERCE MEETS ALTRUISM: THE FAIR TRADE IN BOLOGNA

The Fair-Trade is a form of commerce based on dialogue, respect, and fairness, which focuses on the achievement of bigger equity between the North and the South of the world through international commerce. It wants to reach a fair price and at the same time ensure the territory safeguard, avoiding the maximization of profit developed…

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Teaching

INTERPERSONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY COMBINED: OXFORD OMNIA

Oxford Omnia is a transnational NGO born in 2017 thanks to Oxford University student Elena Bernini, who wished to give something back to the Vietnamese village where she was born and raised before being adopted by an Italian family. That is how the “Matteo Bertero English Centre” came into existence. This is an English school…

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Community

FIGHTING HUNGER TO BRING PEACE

On the 9th of October 2020, in Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP), a historical result for the largest humanitarian organization which fights hunger by fostering peace. As we all know, hunger and food insecurity are the worst enemies of the poorest…

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Community

#GIVINGTUESDAY: A WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT

On Tuesday 1st December 2020, #GivingTuesday, the world’s largest giving movement, will hold its annual celebration. Born in 2012 as a day encouraging people to do good and come together to “give back”, this movement has expanded over the years in 55 countries: it became a true inspiration for millions of people across the world!…

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Community

FILL AN EMPTY PLATE

Every October 16th, since 1979, is celebrated the “World Food Day”, founded by the member countries of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). This year, in the occasion of this day, the Ong CEFA (that deals with promoting people’s self-development), together with the Caritas of Bologna and the Bologna City’s patronage,…

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Community

FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FOODLOSS AND WASTE

September 29th, 2020 was the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, instituted by FAO and UNEP with other associations. In total, about 1/3 of the world’s food is lost or wasted every year; and with it, the resources and the energy used to produce it too. The food loss (between harvest…

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Animal care

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2020

2020 has been estimated to be the worst year for the most dramatic natural disasters due to the worsening of climate change. Noteworthy are Cyclone Amphan, said to be the Bay of Bengal’s fiercest storm this century, which hit the coasts of eastern India and Bangladesh in May 2020 rendering an estimated 500,000 people homeless…

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