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  • Gian-giò is the young Italian Naturefriends group founded in 2013. The topic of their third national meeting, entitled “Borderless, like nature”, was chosen based on the experience of some of the Gian-giò members with IYNF’s topic of the year 2017, “Border-free Solidarity!”. Between the 7th and 10th of December, a group of 20 young Naturefriends […]

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  • Live With Earth Last week, I was lucky to meet a very inspiring person, Rui Pessao Vasques, and to get to know more about his vision, his work, and his organization, called “Live with Earth”   During our meeting, I learned how Rui got the idea for his project, and how his passion drove him […]

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  • The term “Greenwashing” has entered the public discourse, usually as an accusation against companies trying to make themselves appear sustainable or environmentally friendly. Simply put, “Greenwashing” is a form of marketing that creates the perception that a company’s products, aims or policies are “green”. This can take on a variety of different forms, from changing […]

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  • There are many side events during the COP23, UN Climate Change Conference 2017, and they all deal with climate change. Most of them though don´t take nature into account, even though healthy ecosystems and the protection of biodiversity is a basic need for climate change mitigation and adaptation. One event, which took place in the […]

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  • The Austrian Naturefriends organised a conference to discuss climate change, with a special focus on how it affects the Alps. We want to spread the outcomes and therefore translated it from German to English: The tempo of climate change is accelerating! “To declare climate change as fake news seems easy, but nature is responding to […]

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  • Not only in a figurative sense this was a long journey, but eventually, with a lot of efforts, it was possible that young Naturefriends from Germany and Senegal could meet each other face-to-face. It was a journey that started one year ago with the search for financial support, hoping for the granting, setting up two […]

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  • Just 200 metres from the Naturefriends house Grafhorn in Lehrte (Germany), there were architectural remains found of houses from the iron age. 2600 years ago, ancestors lived there in small communities. Many questions came up within the Naturefriends in Lehrte. How did they live? Why did they choose to live here? How did the houses […]

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  • On the 14th of September, the Borderland exhibition moved once more. This time it takes place in Konstanz (Germany) in Cafe Mondial. This cafe is a meeting place in Konstanz accessible for everyone. Furthermore, it is a non-profit association enabling everyone to drink a coffee by the informal “pay what you want” approach as well […]

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  •   We were group of 32 youth, gathered in Frankfurt am Main from 8th to 14th for the seminar of Be Boarder Free. It was an international group with various nationalities: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Philippine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Syria, Slovakia, Sweden and UK. The some […]

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  •   You need a change from daily work routine or you just finished high school and don’t know yet what to do? You are an enthusiastic person, interested in environmental and social topics, eager to learn, inspire and get inspired? You love travelling, connecting with new people and share your skills and knowledge? Then join […]

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