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Last month there were climate strikes around the world, and almost eight million people walked out on the streets of the entire globe, more than four million (and counting!) of them in Europe. Following the lead of young people, the Global Climate Strike from September 20–27 showed how many people are determined, powerful and committed to demanding climate action. To see...

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by Alexandra De Jager (AWG Paris and FAUSA), Environment Team Member

September 20, 2019 was the first day of a week-long Global Climate Strike, and sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg was in New York City to lead the way. Earlier in the week, she addressed the US Congress and said that climate change is “above all, an emergency, and not just...

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Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable and relaxing summer. I had a great summer and am excited to get back into the swing of a new year at my club and with FAWCO. In this first article of the club year, we’d like to let you know what you can expect from us in the coming months...

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by Anne van Oorschot, Environment Team Co-Chair (AWC The Hague)


While most FAWCO members recognize the importance of environmental problems and issues, very few clubs actually organize any environmental activities to highlight those concerns. The Environment Team encouraged clubs to change that, and provided a lot of big and small activity ideas last fall. We heard back from three clubs about the activities they planned...


By Amal Lahlafi (AIWA of Rabat)   


We have been extensively using fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas to generate energy; however, this usage has a greater negative impact on our atmosphere than any other activity. Coal is vastly damaging to our atmosphere because it releases 70 percent more carbon dioxide than natural gas for every unit of...


I can imagine that nearly everyone who is reading this article is already doing many things to help preserve the viability of our planet. Whether it be recycling, avoiding plastic, composting waste, shopping with reusable bags, taking public transportation or driving fuel-efficient vehicles, with our choices, we try to do our part.

At the same time, most of us are...

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