Transformer un handicap en une force

Transformer un handicap en une force Un amour qui se reflète dans un café « Les personnes handicapées sont compétentes. Elles doivent pouvoir accéder à une activité professionnelle et vivre de leur travail » — Unapei, mouvement engagé pour construire une société inclusive pour les personnes en situation de handicap. Le Café Joyeux est porteur des mêmes…

Replacing palm oil is possible! 

Replacing palm oil is possible! Changing the palm oil narrative. A healthy and sustainable substitute has been found by two Canadian researchers. A good oil  Professor Alejandro Marangoni and doctoral student, Reed Nicholson, food scientists at the University of Guelph, have discovered out how to replace palm oil. Their invention replicates the advantages of palm…

Savons d’hôtel, une deuxième vie

Savons d’hôtel, une deuxième vie En 2017, Pauline Grumel met en place un projet ambitieux : créer une association qui donne une seconde vie aux savons d’hôtels. Un an plus tard, Unisoap a déjà collecté et recyclé environ 800 kg de savons. Plus de 130 hôtels sont devenus partenaires de cette association. Un gâchis d’une…

Empowerment through reading

Education is a “human right for all,” according to UNESCO, yet reading is not widespread among refugees and other vulnerable populations. Researcher, Rana Dajani, is fighting to reverse this trend, so much so that she has just been named the regional winner for the Middle East and North Africa of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.…

Crossing the United States on a bike trail!

Crossing the United States on a bike trail! A coast-to-coast hike and bike trail is coming to the United States. An old idea The non-profit organization, Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy (RTC), is building the largest bicycle path the United States has ever seen! It is the “Great American Rail-Train”. Since 2016, it has been bringing together private and…

First Marine Protected Area in the Atlantic Ocean 

First Marine Protected Area in the Atlantic Ocean The Tristan da Cunha archipelago becomes the first marine protected area in the Atlantic and the fourth in the world! Over-exploited oceans The oceans are becoming more and more like an “inexhaustible” food reservoir.  Fishing is growing in scale, to the point of exploiting more than half…

Using nature to solve high-profile crimes

Using nature to solve high-profile crimes Nature will never get tired of surprising us. Scientist, Patricia Wiltshire, uses it to solve criminal investigations… Solving investigations through nature The 78-year-old researcher taught botany and geology for 34 years at the University of London. But her career took a different turn when the British police contacted her…