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Helping save the rainforest with Fairtrade schemes and sustainable coffee

Coffee is the second most traded commodity worldwide, after oil and it's a hugely lucrative industry, traditionally dominated (and, some might say, abused) by several large corporate players. The consumer market has exploded and the profits are raking in for some – but what about the producers and the impact on the rainforest? Certainly until […]

2015-09-27T08:03:49+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Environment|0 Comments

The media’s role in protecting the future of the rainforest

It's been interesting to read that James Cameron, the producer and director of the box-office smash, Avatar, is planning to take his cast on location to the South American rainforest to learn first hand about life in 'the jungle' for native peoples. With Avatar focusing on the lush imaginary planet of Pandora, the film's topics [...]

2015-09-19T17:17:25+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Why is rainforest deforestation occurring?

Rainforest deforestation is a topic we're fighting to be tackled on the international agenda. In most tropical countries, most deforestation occurs naturally or through the result of agriculture. However, in places such as Brazil, the problem is primarily down to land clearing by commercial interests - along with poorly guided government policy, commercial exploitation of [...]

2015-09-06T05:31:05+00:00 September 6th, 2015|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Easy Techniques To Hone Your Spanish Speaking Skills

If you are struggling to learn the Spanish language, try these entertaining techniques to accelerate your learning experience.  There are a number of methods to improve your Spanish speaking skills that involve everyday life and can be practiced as you make your daily rounds.  Learning to speak useful Spanish phrases proficiently does not always mean [...]

2015-08-26T06:01:30+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Education|0 Comments

Thrifty ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

Children don't need bright lights, batteries and gizmos to keep them entertained. If you are trying to find alternatives to expensive noisy plastic toys for your kids, here's a look at some engaging ideas. Kids love being creative and anything that gives them a framework for this will keep them entertained for hours. Water and [...]

2015-12-06T09:09:44+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Education|0 Comments