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Friends of the Earth wins climate case against Shell.
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Friends of the Earth wins climate case against Shell.

For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% within 10...

Urban permaculture and mental health during and after the pandemic
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Urban permaculture and mental health during and after the pandemic

One can feel that Heaven is here on Earth, especially when we look at and consciously connect with Nature and its immense complexity and intelligence. Many of us who practise permaculture or organic gardening have known for a long time that being in Nature is healing and lifting the Spirit. Just this last year researchers from...

Have your say! Here’s an opportunity to ask questions to your elected representative!
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Have your say! Here’s an opportunity to ask questions to your elected representative!

Across Europe people’s lives are blighted by the same problems; inequality, precarious work, weakened public services, discrimination, powerlessness over decisions that affect our lives, and environmental destruction and pollution. We believe these problems are best tackled together. And that solidarity, cooperation and democracy are key to transforming our societies for the better. Throughout the month...

Have your say on the future of the EU!
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Have your say on the future of the EU!

The Conference on the Future of Europe aims to promote dialogue between citizens, experts and EU institutions. The recent launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe couldn’t come at a better time – across Europe people’s lives are blighted by the same problems; inequality, hardship, precarious work, weakened public services, discrimination, powerlessness over...

How can we have a better food system?
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How can we have a better food system?

In recent years, EU citizens have become more sensitive to the effects of healthier food, especially from local and organic production chains[1]. It should be noted, though, that in general, healthier food products such as those from organic farming are not accessible to all populations. These products are often sold at a higher price than...

Everything comes from the soil, and returns to the soil’ Satish Kumar.
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Everything comes from the soil, and returns to the soil’ Satish Kumar.

‘As humanity hangs at a precipice, we need shifts that can be made by each of us, with far reaching implications for the planet and all people’. Vandana Shiva We are all becoming increasingly aware of how our daily actions are contributing to the destruction of our planet. The younger generation holds a stronger desire...