À son tour, la France s’oriente vers une généralisation du système de la consigne !

En France, de plus en plus de collectivités, des producteurs, des associations s’y mettent et essayent de faire revenir la consigne au goût du jour ! Et, si jusque-là il s’agissait surtout d’initiatives locales, il semble bien que le gouvernement soit en train de réfléchir à généraliser le procédé au pays entier. En effet, il devrait s’agir… Lire la suite À son tour, la France s’oriente vers une généralisation du système de la consigne !

Schools for children living near construction sites in India

Bengaluru is an ever-expanding city that attracts many migrant workers from various parts of the country. The nature of their work is such that they move from one place to another once the project sees completion. If you drive around the city, you will find them helping around the site and sometimes playing by themselves… Lire la suite Schools for children living near construction sites in India

Hong Kong bans ivory sales

Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as « a lifeline for elephants ». Ivory sales will be phased out gradually in Hong Kong, stopping completely in 2021. Prior to the vote, demonstrators gathered outside Hong Kong’s legislature with signs reading: « Do you really need ivory chopsticks? »… Lire la suite Hong Kong bans ivory sales

Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Just in case you may have forgotten, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. And it seems as if world’s leaders now know it too as she helped raise $2.3 billion for education across the world. Just last week Rihanna had the internet in a frenzy of her Grammy award performance – and now… Lire la suite Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

Nearly half of the municipal buses on the road worldwide will be electric within seven years. The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to… Lire la suite Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

“You never knew what could happen. You could get arrested, get killed,” says Lina Aljijakli A large studio in Paris’ 18th arrondissement has become a dedicated workspace for some 150 exiled artists from countries such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iran. It has provided Aljijakli with a sanctuary from where she can express… Lire la suite Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

UK, in journalism, 80 per cent of the top echelon of editors are privately educated, compared to just 18 per cent of Britain’s population. When Isabel Farchy founded the non profit Creative Mentor Network in 2015, this was among the issues she wanted to address: “There are so many creative businesses talking about the importance… Lire la suite Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Children are more likely to have a positive than negative experience online, new research has revealed. In a survey of 2,000 eight to 17-year-olds about their feelings and attitudes towards social media, 68% said chatting to their friends online cheers them up. A further 88% also said that, when a friend was feeling sad or upset,… Lire la suite Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Le Canada contribue à la réduction des mutilations génitales féminines en Afrique de l’Ouest

C’est la première fois que le pays est l’initiateur d’un important projet axé sur les MGF. Le 6 janvier 2018, Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l’égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF), la ministre du Développement international, Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé un investissement de trois millions de dollars afin d’éliminer les MGF. L’initiative consiste en… Lire la suite Le Canada contribue à la réduction des mutilations génitales féminines en Afrique de l’Ouest

Chile creates several new national parks

Chile has officially created five new breathtakingly beautiful national parks, and expanded the boundaries of another two, protecting huge swaths of remote and rugged Patagonia. The designation is largely down to the tireless efforts of US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, who have donated the largest amount of private land to a government ever seen… Lire la suite Chile creates several new national parks