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The widespread use of plastic bags is a serious problem. Now, the European Union wants to introduce new measures to reduce the use of plastic bags, which are given out by supermarkets.

The local group Freudenberg is celebrating one-year-old existence. Reason enough for a short review of the last year which opened new perspectives.

Is America playing with fire?
To support the Global Marshall Plan Foundation, the online bookshop donated a 1-year book subscription to the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium in Halberstadt.
If you want to save money and energy this winter, you simply have to follow some easy rules.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding nine research- and model projects with the goal of developing strategies and pilot projects which show new ways of introducing energy- and climate efficient structures into urban growth centres.
The health of the oceans is declining faster than originally expected. Carbon dioxide emissions, overfishing and pollution are mostly, if not solely, to blame for this crisis. In face of these health threats, leading marine scientists warn that mass extinction of species may be inevitable.
In response to the new IPCC report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strong actions by governments to limit carbon dioxide emissions: "The heat is on. We must act."
Since 1990, progress has been made in almost all areas tackled by the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but only 3 goals will be presumably achieved until 2015. The MDGs are an integral part of the Global Marshall Plan.
The Global Marshall Plan Initiative generated a lot of interest on "Car-free Day" in Tirol.
This month, we yet again would like to showcase the achievements of some of our local groups. Owing to their drive and commitment, progress is continually being made towards "a world in balance."
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding nine research- and model projects with the goal of developing strategies and pilot projects which show new ways of introducing energy- and climate efficient structures into urban growth centres.
An unlikely contender appears at the end of the UN Decade for ESD
On September 15th, the biggest rally since the early 1990s was held in Bucharest to protest against a Canadian-led gold mining project in Rosia Montana. This demonstration marks a drastic shift in civil society, which is finally demanding its voice be heard.
Sign it: EU Commission issues a petition to secure the introduction of a financial transaction tax
Many now know the rhetoric of the 1% very well: the imagery of a small elite owning most of the wealth while the 99% take the table scraps
Frithjof Finkbeiner discusses the Global Marshall Plan on Bavarian television
The Network of Christians in Support of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative Upper Austria lends its support to the initiative "Against Inhumanity"
These past few months, our local groups have invested valuable time and effort into spreading awareness of the Global Marshall Plan and the issues tackled by the initiative.
New books by Al Gore, Roger Farmer, George Soros and Joseph Stiglitz recommended by Franz Josef Radermacher
Encourage sustainable thinking - at monthly talks and school festivals

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The reaching of 0,7% of Official Development Assistance, one of the five goals of the Global Marshall Plan
Annual Meeting in Augsburg, Germany
An article by Paul Okumo, Head of Secretariat of the Africa Civil Society Platform on Principled Partnership (ACP)
Constantly, local groups are planning various activities and events in order to raise the awareness of people in their surroundings

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