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Santa Clauses came to town. December 12 marked SantaCon 2015, join it or avoid it

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  NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12 – Cozy Santas in pajamas. Sexy Santas in skirts (girls) or in open shirts (man). Funny Santas in “ugly Christmas sweaters, a gift from grandma”. Creative Santas with a home- and self-made cotton beard or some sort of a singing talent. Then imagine another universe of elves. And another one of personified Christmas trees, arms as branches, a neckless of bulbes. But there are also a very tall ginger man, an actually kind and hugger Grinch, Batman and Joker, as well as Jesus. All drunk or soon to be. It’s SantaCon after all.   With [Read More]

Greener Mobility Through Innovative Solar Solutions

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By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 11 – Sunlight is a natural source of power and can serve as a sustainable energy solution. Climate-friendly solutions, including solar-powered airplanes and vehicles, were presented at Solutions COP21, an exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition served as a platform for companies with smart energy solutions.   The Swiss project Solar Impulse promotes clean energy by taking a solar-powered airplane on a flight around the world. The project was initiated in 2009 by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. The two pilots promoted their vision of a solar-powered future at events around COP21 [Read More]

Superheroes Combat Climate Change

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By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 11 – In September this year, the UN adopted the post-2015 development agenda and with it 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called the Global Goals. Various communication campaigns have been conducted to promote the SDGs, among them the launch of a new series of comic books. The UNICEF-backed initiative Comics Uniting Nations has released three books so far: Heroes for Change, Chakra – Gender Equality and Chakra – Climate Change.   The latest comic has been released on December 10. “We wanted to tie the release of that particular comic, which addresses goal [Read More]

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