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23th of October 2015

Hello SCI friends!

Welcome to the latest Friday Updates - our source of inspiration and knowledge for all kinds of climate justice and sustainable living. 

COP21 is just around the corner and everyone is busy making sure the negotiations bring about real changes. Are you going to join our SCI delegation? While you are preparing for the biggest UN Climat Summit this year, you can enjoy our selection of articles. 

Get inspired from some actions, stories and illustratons all around the world and take an action. The time is now! Enjoy our selection of articles and keep yourself involved!


camps // VCZ Croatia: "There are other ways"
fossil fuel // Oslo Becomes First Capital City in the World to Divest From Fossil Fuels
activism // Activist stunts make good headlines, but no long-term difference  
sustainability // 10 Groundbreaking Solutions for a Sustainable Planet
movie // Film a Day of Climate Action

VCZ Croatia: "There are other ways"

One month ago VCZ Croatia organized the workcamp “Deeds and Needs” in Sveti Filip i Jakov, Croatia. The workcamp was supported by the GAIA MicroGrants Pragramme within Innovation for sustainability in workcamps. The initiative “There are other ways” during the workcamp combined field trips and workshops for all the volunteers in order to introduce to them the traditional ecological production in the region. One of the goals of Volunteers Centre Zagreb is to follow the Climate for Peace Workcamp Guidelines better at the workcamps organized in Croatia. The topic of this workcamp was volunteering with people with disabilities. Get inspired and read the full article >>

Oslo Becomes First Capital City in the World to Divest From Fossil Fuels

"We are very happy to announce that Oslo will take responsibility for the climate, both through our own policies and our investments. The time for climate action is now, and the new city government will address climate change both locally and globally. The reduction in pollution will make the city even better to live in, and ensure that we take our global responsibility." Read the full article >>

Activist stunts make good headlines, but no long-term difference

"Imagine the scene: the chairman of Shell UK, Erik Bonino, sitting alongside Lee-Anne Barraclough, Shell’s VP of communications, over a Pret a Manger takeaway at Shell’s offices in London. They look out the window at the giant mechanical polar bear that’s been parked there since the morning, “I think we need to back out of the Arctic – this reputational damage is destroying us,” they bemoan, over the echoes of Emma Thompson shouting through a loudspeaker in the background." Read the full article >> 

10 Groundbreaking Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

"Today, sustainability think tank Sustainia and partners announced a top-10 of leading sustainability innovations for 2015. The 10 projects and technologies are finalists for international honor, Sustainia Award, which identifies and celebrates groundbreaking sustainability solutions from all over the world." Read here and be inspired. >>

Film a Day of Climate Action

Film a #Day4Climate Action Trailer from Connect4Climate on Vimeo.

"Connect4Climate, the global partnership program of the World Bank Group, the online platform Vimeo and partners have joined forces to challenge citizens around the world to film Climate Action on one day, Nov. 29." Here you can find more. >>


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