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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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COVID-19 IN EUROPE: SECOND WAVE IN SIGHT?

France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the UK, after the lockdowns and the slowdown in the number of contagions, are dealing with a new rise of the curve. New measures are being adopted, from the shutdown of discos in Italy to the compulsory use of masks in France, to mass testing for travelers. However, there’s still…

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SEEK DISCOMFORT

“Seek discomfort”: an original and active attitude to embrace life, learning to live it at its fullest. We tend to spend our daily lives within our bubble of securities and comfort. Sometimes we react negatively to change, maybe because we don’t see it as a chance. We rather prefer to settle down and continue with…

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HOW TO MAKE SAFE VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PANDEMIC

From the beginning of 2020, we are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many deaths due to the lack of precautions. Volunteering is an act of giving: time, money, and help but it is important to consider one’s own health before anything else. Our suggestions to our volunteers are, to research well the destination…

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A BURNING HOT SUMMER

It has been estimated that the number of fires related to climate change has been increasing at an extremely fast pace, as much as 20% higher in cases like Australia. During the recent bushfire season, the damage inflicted on Australian forests has been tremendously high, and nearly 3 billion animals were killed or dispersed. Unfortunately,…

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WALKING ALONG THE PATH OF LIFE

Long walks are among the most ancient ways of getting from point A to point B. The only means of transportation you can rely on are your own legs and your physical strength. Trekking is part of this, but it has much more to offer under its superficial veil of simplicity and humbleness. First of…

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLING DURING PANDEMIC

With globalization, the distance, between home, school, and work, has widened overseas. Although that is a dream coming through of humanity since we have never experienced a pandemic that has so powerful effects all over the world. However, in the 21st century, with access to the communication tools, we are all responsible to listen to…

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FAST FASHION AND ITS PROBLEMS

Fashion and style are a way to communicate, to express ourselves, and also to find an identity. But the fashion industry has a dark background. Fast fashion is an industry with cheap production, low quality, and at least but not least, a big impact on human and environmental rights. A lot of famous brands use…

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TIPS TO BE A MORE SUSTAINABLE TRAVELER

Traveling and going abroad is a wonderful experience. Anyway, this requires some costs for the environment, animals, and populations. But there are a lot of tips to be a more sustainable and ethical traveler. First of all, try to abstain from disposable stuff if it’s possible. Try to buy things without plastic and toxic substances…

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THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

We all can notice the devastating effects of our lifestyle on nature. One of these effects is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a giant island of plastic and rubbish that is transported and accumulated by the ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean. It is three times the size of France. And it is just one…

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