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Everyday Stray – A photographer from Vienna tries to end dog homelesness

Everyday Stray – A photographer from Vienna tries to end dog homelesness

Mission of Everydaystray :

Our goal is to end animal homelessness and give existing homeless pets a better quality of life in Europe.

Europe is the modern centre of the world and has no space for any kind of animal abuse.

Our main objective is to focus on stopping the unnecessary treatment of pets.

Since 2017 working on the streets we have developed a good understanding of the situation that needs to be addressed

From 2019 we are a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). Now recognised in Bulgaria.

Our organisation believes that the only way to end this circle of cruelty is to neuter as many strays as possible.

In addition to this we also work within local communities to enable them to support our aims and objectives.



Because of their daily work on the streets they often come across injured,sick and distressed animals. In this case our focus shifts from our daily routine of neutering to the welfare of the animal in need to provide immediate medical support.
For this reason they work together with the best available vet in the community.

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ChangeNOW – International summit for change | ChangeNOW – Global gathering for positive impact

ChangeNOW – International summit for change | ChangeNOW – Global gathering for positive impact

WHEN: 30.1.2020- 1.2.2020
WHERE: Paris, Grand Palais 




ChangeNOW is all about concrete actions and innovations: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to the refugee crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, … and other solutions to our most urgent global issues.

A transformational experience with:
  • 13,500 m² dedicated to solutions 

  • 3 stages for impact entrepreneurs and leaders

  • 5,000 meetings and networking opportunities

  • 50 mayors and international city representatives

  • And a full program of partnering events throughout Paris, by day and by night, dedicated to Positive Impact : a job fair, a film festival, a Sustainable Fashion event, investors dinners… and much more!


Be The Change: Life on Land

Be The Change: Life on Land

WHEN: 20 Jan – 24 Jan 2020

WHERE: Sangam World Centre, India

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call of action to achieve 17 key Goals by the year 2030. This event will allow you to learn and share with others from around the world as you focus on Sustainable Development Goal Number 15: Life on Land.

You will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the work that Sangam’s Community Partners are doing to work towards this Goal and explore Leadership and Advocacy in WAGGGS so that you can BE THE CHANGE in your Community! Take part in this exciting event with others from around the world and experience international friendship in one of the WAGGGS World Centres. Learn about the traditions of an ancient yet changing India. Gain confidence as you discover the colourful city of Pune, through visits to its diverse sites.

This is a Sangam Leadership event.

Ages: All Age

Cost: £420 GBP


Exhale – abionic chandelier by Julian Melchiorri

Exhale – abionic chandelier by Julian Melchiorri

Bionic Chandelier


Exhale is the world’s first living Bionic Chandelier which purifies the air indoor.

This piece explores how advances in biotechnology and engineering can be applied to everyday objects and architecture to increase the quality of our lives. The chandelier purifies the air indoors through photosynthesis performed by living microalgae enclosed into leaf modules.

Exhale is also the first living object which continuously grows while performing biologically-driven depurative functions. The light of the chandelier illuminate the space but also stimulates photosynthesis performed by tiny microalgae, this living microorganisms feed on carbon dioxide while releasing breathable oxygen into the room. This biological process performed by the chandelier establishes and explores a new symbiotic relationship between object and people where life-giving resources are constantly exchanged, and where each other waste enables respective metabolic processes. This exchange recalls how biospheric systems work, where waste ultimately doesn’t exists but is a valuable resource for other elements in that system.

Exhale is now part of the prestigious V&A permanent collection. The design follows Julian’s biomimicry approach of “forming through function” while taking inspiration from nature and the V&A’s Art-Nouveau and Islamic Art collections.

The metal structure is entirely hand-made and burned-colored. Each structure holds a single leaf module of 3 different sizes that repeats it-self 70 times on a radial array; similar to how nature shapes plants and shells.

The Bionic Chandelier is connected to a life-support-unit device, developed by Arborea’s engineers, which nourish and maintains the microorganisms culture alive.

• Engineered by Arborea ltd.
• Supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
• Special thanks to Millimetre’s team for the metal fabrication.


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A Nightclub of a Special Kind

A Nightclub of a Special Kind

This nightclub for the elderly is fighting loneliness with tea party disco



Knitting, owning fifteen cats, reading the newspaper on a rocking chair, staying indoors — these are just some of the many things associated with being old. But for the Posh Club, the word “old” doesn’t even exist.

The group started with siblings Simon Casson and Annie Bowden, who wanted to do something for their mother who constantly felt lonely. They organized a tea party and invited some of their mother’s friends who were also in their 80s to 90s.

Seeing the positive effect of this gathering to their mother, Simon and Annie decided to take it to the next level — they hired and decorated the local church hall and opened the invitation to all senior citizens in their neighborhood.

The community continually grew, and now the Posh Club established five major clubs all over London and the South East.

Coined as “a glamorous cabaret for older folk”, what you will see at the Posh Club events are not far from the typical parties the young ones go to. Except there’s tea instead of strong alcohol, fancy pastries instead of chips, walking sticks and crutches scattered on the dance floor because yes, the oldies are busy dancing.


All photos are from The Posh Club’s Facebook Page

Aside from the club’s main vision to unite a happier and healthier community of old folks, for Simon Casson, it is also an attempt to create a crossover between the younger and the older generations. “I think we’ve lost a lot of interaction between the ages, it’s not the type of thing that capitalism encourages.” (The Guardian) This is also the reason why the roster of volunteers for the club are composed of people from different age groups and backgrounds.

Things seem to be looking up for the Posh Club, but volunteer Dickie admits that every successful event is made possible by grants, and as much as they want to put up more club events, there is a need to limit it. Dickie also shares that people from other cities show up in their events and express their need to have the same type of community in their own neighborhood.

“They always say, ‘Why can’t we have something like this where we live?’ So that’s an ambition. But it would need to be quality, have the right atmosphere, be done with love – because if it doesn’t have those things it’s not The Posh Club.” (Vice)

Loneliness and isolation is a very common and serious condition that the aging group go through. There are numerous factors on why they are expected to stay inside the comfort of their own homes, and these cases are usually due to physical inability and illness.

However, there is a large sum of old folks left in their own homes who are forced to look after themselves because their relatives cannot attend to them anymore. This is why some resort to retirement homes.

The volunteers’ initiative to create this kind of community is big step in helping fight their loneliness and isolation. Not only does it build a sense of belongingness, but it also breaks the stereotype that old folks cannot enjoy themselves anymore. As 71-year-old Margaret Koroidovi said, “I call us recycled teenagers. We’ve retired, not expired.” (The Guardian) And maybe it’s about time that we give them this credit too. Who says old folks ever stopped the party?

Watch the video below to see what goes down at The Posh Club events.