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Drienok, festival of fake alternatives

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes First, I have to say that this article reflects my own opinion and impression based on my single experience. After 3 years in Slovakia, I finally participated in the Drienok festival. All my friends had

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So you want to live more sustainably? Here is what you should expect

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes As part of Global Education program (GLEN), I participated with 50 other participants to a seminar about, among other important things, sustainability. All along the seminar, I realized that everybody was already very much aware

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I am a French living in Slovakia. I have a message to Slovak people

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes It has now been almost 3 years that I live in Slovakia, and as a matter of fact, this country is rushing head-first into neoliberalism*, following blindly the Western economic model. Right now I can

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Why am I fascinated about zombie stories?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes I am attached to this world. I like life. I like living. I like learning from life. At the same time, and maybe for this reason, I listen carefully to what science has to say

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10 things to make the world a better place, here and now

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Most of us has good intentions. We all would like the environment to be in better shape, the people in the South and also in the North to have better living conditions, we all would

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Want a better world? Consider Gender Equality seriously

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes On the 8th of March 2015 we celebrated the International Women Day. It was the occasion to remember that women are still not equal to men in too many aspects. And it is the reason

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Citizen local initiatives: the new force for a global change

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes This post was originally published on the United Nations Development Programme’s blog Voices from Eurasia. I am working with UNDP’s Knowledge and Innovation team in Bratislava as web communications intern. One part of my work

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I'm passionate about sustainable lifestyles and urban agriculture. I believe that community-supported initiatives and bottom-up policies are key to foster necessary societal changes. I'm an advocate of degrowth, agro-ecology, sharing economy and participatory democracy. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, I like learning, reading, writing, sharing, hiking, dancing, eating, and celebrating.
Nicolas Giroux
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