Welcome to the latest Friday Updates and happy International Food Day! Check out our selection of articles and news around climate change and climate justice! Get inspired by the event "Day with a Coffee", organized by Zavod Voluntariat within GAIA MicroGrants Programme.
Today is the International World Food Day and Zavod Voluntariat organized a "Day with a coffee" with the financial support of GAIA MicroGrants Programme. What they said about the event: "We will listen to the story coffee has to tell. It is about exploited farmers, misguided consumers, damaged environment and fair trade. Its message is that one cup of well prepared fair trade coffee can change the world and make it a better place. The story will be told by Tine Čokl, coffee connoisseur and roaster, and Živa Lopatič, coordinator of fair trade movement in Slovenija. We will not only be talking about coffee. We will visit a coffee roastery, roast some coffee and have a cupping – professional tasting of different fair trade coffees. And than go to the only fair trade store in Slovenia and talk about their activities in Slovenia. At the end we will enjoy a cup of coffee in the only caffee in Ljubljana that serves only fair trade coffee. Let's accept responsibility for our actions and our environment and enjoy fair trade coffee!" Follow the facebook event and their webpage for more info and photos!
Syria: a climatic war foreshadawing those to come
"We have finally remembered that there is a war in Syria and that its horrors are forcing its people to flee to Europe. So, now is also the time to understand the reasons behind the war in Syria. Let’s remember that in September 2010, a drought in the north-east of the country left millions of people in extreme poverty. The war began in March 2011 with the first revolts occurring in the driest regions of the country." Read the full article here >>
SCI delegation in the Place to B, COP21 Paris
During the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015, Place to B offers not only a place to stay, but also a coworking space, a program of events and a “News Fab Lab” about climate and solutions for the ecological transition. Beyond COP21, Place to B is above all a movement fueled by all those who want to convey the message in a different way. We are happy to announce that our SCI delegation of activists will be staying there and will have the chance to create new climate stories! Learn more about the Place to B here >>
The Next Genocide
"New Haven — BEFORE he fired the shot, the Einsatzgruppe commander lifted the Jewish child in the air and said, “You must die so that we can live.” As the killing proceeded, other Germans rationalized the murder of Jewish children in the same way: them or us. Today we think of the Nazi Final Solution as some dark apex of high technology. It was in fact the killing of human beings at close range during a war for resources. The war that brought Jews under German control was fought because Hitler believed that Germany needed more land and food to survive and maintain its standard of living — and that Jews, and their ideas, posed a threat to his violent expansionist program." Read more here >>
Alice Bows Larkin: Climate change is happening. Here's how we adapt.
Imagine the hottest day you've ever experienced. Now imagine it's six, 10 or 12 degrees hotter. According to climate researcher Alice Bows-Larkin, that's the type of future in store for us if we don't significantly cut our greenhouse gas emissions now. She suggests that it's time we do things differently—a whole system change, in fact—and seriously consider trading economic growth for climate stability. Learn more and watch the video also here >>
Join a Climate for Peace Workcamp
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