The Climate Alliance (“Klimabündnis”) is the largest communal climate protection network in Europe. Local communities, schools, and businesses form a partnership with indigenous organisations in the Amazon region. The goal of the organisation is the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the renouncing of the use of tropical woods, and the support of partners in the Amazon region, THE LUNGS OF THE WORLD!
More …. (www.klimabuendnis.at)
It’s All About Survival!
How do we help bees, bumblebees, ants and other insects? By becoming active ourselves in protecting the habitats of our valuable and hardworking cohabitants to help create living environments for them. Our (wild) bees and bumblebees need places to nest and rest, as do hard-working ants and other insects without which an ecosystem cannot stay healthy and intact. However, if we create natural areas, landscape features, orchards and meadows, streams, greenery, etc., we can make friends with these industrious workers. Our fruit trees and shrubbery need bees and bumblebees, as only they can ensure our food production in numerous ways.
We cannot forget that our insect friends are also in search of food outside of the flowering season, particularly in the early spring and late summer, in order to fulfill their life purpose of pollination. Early-blooming riverside and roadside strips, as well as other natural areas, offer valuable sustenance to hungry bees and bumblebees. Goldenrod (not so popular!) and ivy start to bloom, for example, in September, when not many other flowers are available. Riverside strips, hedgerows, orchards, meadows and other areas are also important sources of forage plants for insects, and allow them to survive in the wintertime. So we actively help them to survive!
This is why we’ve launched the “NATURE recovers HERE” project!
And make a major contribution to the stability of our biodiversity, health and ecosystems. Only with balanced diversity (biodiversity) are ecosystems capable of recovering their original balance or averting imbalance in the first place – without any help of people. Intact ecosystems are important and necessary habitats for humans and a variety of animals and plants, fungi and microorganisms. They are the links between separate habitats and their populations; they are habitats and food sources for many wild bees, beetles, spiders, butterflies, amphibians and birds as well as for various species of plants and medicinal herbs. Further loss of these would be unthinkable. The curative power of biodiversity secures the survival of men.
“HERE recovers NATURE” calls on all people who want to work independently or jointly on ensuring the exemption of natural areas. Everyone is welcome at “HERE recovers NATURE”! Participating in the preservation or restoration of natural areas and precious habitats is valuable and promotes/maintains health! Get in touch and get involved!
More information from the project managers:
Hanna Tao Spielmann
The Rights of Children
Every child is born with rights to life, food, health, education and development – rights that have been agreed by the international community in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, reality paints a different picture: Each year 2.6 million children die as a direct result of malnutrition. A large number of children still affected by violence, exploitation and environmental destruction. There are 168 million children who are forced to work and who cannot exercise their right to education. 1.2 million girls and boys are victims of child trafficking each year.
The World Future Council aims to publish the books: ” Voices of Future Generation” – a new series of children’s books, internationally in the six UN languages, raising the voices of future generation and spread their messages for a fair and sustainable tomorrow among their peers and adults, worldwide.
children have a clear vision on how they see their future; junior autors, ages 8-18, are concerned about future justice, the global environment, education and children’s rights. www.worldfuturecouncil.org
Save our future – stop talking start planting
We children are global citizens and world politicans … Or: thinking and acting as global citizens.
Every tree that we plant with our own hands and every Euro that we turn into a tree in a southern country is a real and important contribution towards combating the climate crisis. This is why we are working hard to ensure that trees stop being cleared, and start being planted instead.
Our “3-Point-Plan to save our future”
1. Planting 1.000 billion trees
2. Leave the fossil fuels in the ground
3. Poverty into the museum through climate justice
Please help us to save the future!
Read more: www.plant-for-the-planet.org
Solidarity Prize 2013
Not only solidarity projects but also regional businesses were awarded with the “Solidarity Prize” at the “Action for a World Full of Solidarity” – gala-evening in the Thannhausen community centre in the Solidarity Region Weiz. The agricultural enterprise “School of Life – Men-Nature-Culture” was also acknowledged with the Solidarity Prize 2013. Chairman of the Solidarity Region, Erwin Stubenschrott (KWB), was delighted by the variety of projects submitted. He thanked his colleagues and the mayor of Thannhausen, and urged everyone in his opening speech to tear down the barriers in our thoughts and also in our hearts. Nobody should fall back on the excuse that he “had no idea” when our grandchildren confront us in the future with the question, “What was your contribution?” It is encouraging and gives us hope to know that there are people out there who take matters into their own hands and do whatever it is in their power to do. (www.solidarregion.at)
As part of the evening programme, Thomas Eitzenberger, co-initiator of the platform, delivered a keynote speech on the theme, “Destruction of the environment as a crime against humanity”. (www.endecocide.eu)
Health Forum Men-Nature-Culture
The Health Forum Men-Nature-Culture, in collaboration with the League for Nature Conservation, aims as an interdisciplinary, participatory forum to thematically stimulate recognition of the connections between “people-nature-culture health”, and the personal, local and global effects of these, for the improvement of our living environment. The forum will be offered for schools, universities, companies and other training and health institutions, as well as for opinion leaders and interested parties.
PAX UNIVERSALIS – Pan-cultural Union for World Peace
Common steps on the path to world peace
“Peace is a masterpiece of rationality”
Pax Universalis is/ will be an independent, apolitical, cross-denominational, charitable world-organisation, a body committed to actively supporting world peace with the goal of promoting the development of a pan-cultural union for world peace. The priority is to develop a common contemporary concept for world peace and contribute to the development of a universal ethical culture of action. The crucial requirement for this is the creation of an intercultural network to pool initiatives world-wide which, no matter how small or large, consider themselves committed to world peace. Through the resulting cooperation on different levels, we see a synergy effect and new strength in the companionship and sharing on our common path to peace. (www.pax-universalis.org)