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[Video] Ian Humphreys: “Eco-schools become a way of life”

Since the pilot project set up in Mauritius in 2015, the Eco-schools Programme has spread from the initial 28 schools to 117, Rodrigues island included. Ian Humphreys of the Foundation for Environmental Education, is in Mauritius as mentor to the project, which is overseen locally by the NGO Reef Conservation. Developed in 1994, the Eco-Schools programme targets young people by supporting them in finding solutions, at their level, to environmental

[Video] Meech: “A prospect for a million tons in the next four, five years” in bunkering for Mauritius

“The best thing for Mauritius would be if the canal Suez closed.” Robin Meech only half-jokingly made this assertion. For if this situation did arise, the 35,000 ships passing Mauritius annually would almost quadruple. Nevertheless, contends the chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), Mauritius is well situated in the Indian Ocean. While Mauritius is “never going to be Singapore” and its record 50+ million tons of marine fuels

In memory of Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist

On Thursday 3rd March, Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, was murdered at her home. She was one of the co-founders of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (Copinh). And was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015: she stood up against one of the biggest hydroelectric projects in South America. I never met Berta, her extraordinary power just shone onto me. I saw her pictures,

Fasting, Pope Francis and Climate Change

On the very day that millions of Muslims started fasting for the month of Ramadan, the Vatican published Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, particularly related to the challenge of climate change. Had the latter been a Muslim, one would have said that the message suited the occasion perfectly. In both cases, consumerism could have been identified as the devil. Pope Francis highlighted a number of issues in his address

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