Moving for a Good Cause: Special Wheelchair for my son Loris and his friends

Moving for a Good Cause: Special Wheelchair for my son Loris and his friends

Hello, My name is Luc Brucher, I work as an Audit Partner at Deloitte Luxembourg and I have decided to challenge myself to support a good cause. My goal is to sponsor a special wheelchair designed to enable runners to push a disabled person in the chair while running. This wheelchair will be donated to Schrëtt Fir Schrëtt, who will use it for various sport activities for disabled people. Schrëtt Fir Schrëtt is a Luxembourg non-profit organization created in 1996 that offers multi-disciplinary conductive education programs for disabled children. They are convinced of the benefits of sport activities for disabled people as it boosts their self-esteem and confidence, reduces stress, and fosters positive social interactions. Here’s a picture of the chair: To complete my challenge, I need your help to gather €6500.I will run the ING Half Marathon in Luxembourg on 27 May 2017 together with my son Loris, who benefits from the excellent work provided by Schrëtt Fir Schrëtt every day. Loris’s wheelchair will be accompanied by his friends in other wheelchairs as well as Deloitte volunteers who will support us during the race. This experience will be fun, inspiring, and impactful and it would be great if you could join me in this endeavor by making a donation on this Leetchi page. Every contribution is welcome, and together we can really make an impact that matters by helping Schrëtt Fir Schrëtt and its beneficiaries. Help spread the word! The more people become aware, the more we can help support Schrëtt Fir Schrëtt. I will post regular updates about my challenge on Facebook, and you can follow me by clicking on the link below:* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/407122482994126/Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions, and thanks in advance for your support! Luc Brucher

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Help Save Yamina

Help Save Yamina

Help Save Yamina (Version en français sous le texte en anglais)Our little two-year-old daughter, Yamina, has a malformation of the bile duct (common bile duct cyst), and the only cure is surgery, until then, her life is at risk. We need your financial support to pay for the surgery. Surgery should be performed early in order to limit the development of fibrosis / cirrhosis or hepatic complications of the cyst, such as pancreatitis or cholangitis (biliary tract infection). The surgery involves removing of all the dilated, and likely cancerous, bile duct, and reconstructing the bile duct using an intestinal loop to reach the liver.Today we live with the fear that the disease worsens, which is likely to happen since after childhood the cyst can easily degenerate into a carcinoma. Yamina follows a strict diet (no dairy products, little or no fat, no chicken, no eggs) to prevent a possible worsening of her condition, knowing that she already had pancreatitis.As you can see in the attachments, the cost of the operation and hospitalization amount to 10,387€ (See quote attached). My husband and I are from low-income families and are employees with average incomes. Unfortunately, we do not now have the means to pay for the surgery's fees.I resumed my work few months ago because we have to pay for her care. I have to leave my daughter with her aunt, when I would have preferred to stay close to her. The professor we consulted told us that we should not wait too long to avoid complications due to this malformation (fibrosis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, cancer). This is why we come to you today; we put our hopes in you to help us save our daughter and allow our family to resume a normal life.Thank you for your contribution, however much you can give. Rest assured that all payments made through the collection platform are secure.To donate: https://www.leetchi.com/c/solidarity-yaminaYou can contact us with any queries you may have at the following email address: helpsaveyamina@gmail.com.With our gratitude.Yamina's mumNotre petite fille de 2 ans, Yamina,  présente une malformation des voies biliaires (kyste du cholédoque) et le seul remède pour une guérison totale est la chirurgie.La chirurgie doit être précoce afin de limiter le développement d’une fibrose/cirrhose hépatique ou des complications du kyste, comme une pancréatite ou une cholangite (infection des voies biliaires). La chirurgie comporte l’exérèse de toute la voie biliaire principale dilatée susceptible de cancériser, suivie d’une reconstruction de la voie biliaire par une anse intestinale montée vers le foie.Aujourd'hui nous vivons avec la peur que la maladie de notre enfant s’aggrave, car après l’enfance, le kyste peut dégénérez vers un carcinome. Yamina est sous régime alimentaire (pas de produit laitiers, pas de gras ou peu, pas de poulet, pas d’œufs) afin d’éviter toute aggravation de son état sachant qu’elle a déjà fait une pancréatite.Comme vous pouvez le voir dans les PJ, les frais de l'opération et de l'hospitalisation s'élève à 10 387€. Mon mari et moi sommes issus de familles modestes et sommes des salariés avec des revenus moyens, et malheureusement nous n'avons aujourd'hui pas les moyens de payer de tels frais. J'ai repris mon travail depuis plusieurs mois puisque je l'avais mis de côté pour être près de ma fille. Maintenant, je dois la  laisser avec sa tante, car nous devons financer ses soins.Le professeur que nous avons consulté nous a expliqué qu’il ne fallait pas trop tarder pour éviter les complications dues à cette malformation (fibrose, cirrhose, pancréatite, cancérisation)C'est pour cela que nous venons vers vous aujourd'hui, que nous mettons nos espoirs en vous pour nous aider à sauver notre fille et permettre à notre petite famille de reprendre une vie normale.Merci pour votre contribution, quelle qu'elle soit. Sachez aussi que tous les payements fait à travers la plateforme de collecte sont sécurisés. Vous pouvez nous contacter à l'adresse mail: helpsaveyamin

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Improving Mental Health for the Poor in Cambodia

Improving Mental Health for the Poor in Cambodia

This page is to donate money to Prof. Alex Wood to help some of the poorest people in Cambodia to get better mental health care. The money is planned to be used as part of an ongoing project to improve the treatment of mental health in the region, or to be donated to a hospital which gives good healthcare to the poorest people for free (or at a cost affordable to them).Best value charitable donation - no middle menA key challange with giving to charity is knowing how much actually gets to where it is needed. Alex is able to personally take the money to where it is needed and use or give the money directly to the hospitals. No middle men, no employees, no advertising, none of the normal worries about the efficiency of charities.Our Mental Health ProjectImproving mental health services is a key health challenge for developing countries across South East Asia. Cambodia faces particular challenges following a genocide and series of wars in the 1970s and 1980s. During this period health care and university services were nearly entirely destroyed, including through a particular targeting of medical practitioners and academics for execution during the Pol Pot era. In the last two decades, Cambodia has made impressive efforts to rebuild its health and educations systems, including through the establishment of a basic infrastructure of hospitals, medical education universities, and aspirations to conduct international quality research. This has led to notable improvements in physical health as seen, for example, in arrested and declining HIV rates. However, mental health needs have been nearly entirely neglected, and the Cambodian population is largely without access to even rudimentary psychiatric or psychological treatments in both primary and secondary care, leading to several problems.First, rates of untreated mental illness are very high, with associated suffering and stigmatisation. Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that depression alone causes more suffering than that generated by all physical disorders combined. This suffering may be expected to be exceptionally high in Cambodia as almost no one in the older generation will have avoided witnessing or experiencing highly traumatic events, and the younger generation will have been born and parented in the recent aftermath of the trauma.Second, mental health conditions are often miss-diagnosed as physical, leading to inappropriate treatment that both wastes resources and risks harming the patient through unnecessary treatment, which in many cases exacerbates the mental health condition.Third, the treatment of chronic physical health conditions is complicated through a lack of assessment or treatment of co-morbid mental health conditions, resulting in the physical health conditions being more difficult and expensive to treat, as well as causing a considerably worse prognosis for the patient. For example, key challenges of HIV programmes include; (a) missed appointments, (b) patients dropping out of the system, (c) the need to locate patients that have so disengaged, (d) lack of adherence to treatment leading to both the emergence of opportunistic infections and HIV medication failure, (e) the need to use newer, more expensive medication due to first line medication failure, and (f) erratic medication compliance risking the emergence of drug resistance at the population level with international implications. Much of these problems emerge from patient disengagement and non-compliance, a key predictor of which in other countries is untreated simple mental health conditions such as depression. Adding a mental health assessment and treatment protocol may both reduce these problems and lead to a net financial saving for the programme.The implementation of an evidence based mental health programme is not currently possible due to the near total lack of research on how to assess or treat mental health in Cambodia, and there is no current mechanism to disseminate new p

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Saving A Single Mother

Saving A Single Mother

Suheir Halawani, 50, is a mother of four. Not more than 11 years ago, Suheir was a married woman in a perfectly healthy state who had moved with her children to Lebanon from Ghana, where they were all born.That very year, 2005, she began experiencing numbness in her left first toe. Thinking that it could possibly be due to an unnoticed bump during rush times, or perhaps due to the difference in climate from Ghana, Suheir dismissed the idea by taking over-the-counter medication. Nonetheless, the numbness only increased as time went on, until it stretched across her entire left leg. She had already begun seeking medical attention and performing numerous tests at the time, only to be told something along the lines of "Your case is strange, we have never seen this before." Her tests showed absolutely no sign of deficiencies nor anything she should worry about. At least that's what the doctors said.About one year later, Suheir was virtually paralyzed. She could not feel nor control her lower half. It was not until one doctor who used cortisone treatment on her that she was gradually able to feel and walk on her legs normally. It was a dream come true. This dream lasted for a good four years. After that, her health plummeted once more. This time, it was due to marital problems. Since she has a nervous issue, anytime she gets worried or angry, her legs would turn as stiff as stone. She then went back for even more tests. In fact, she had spinal fluid extracted twice as well as a sample from her lips in one of the best medical centers in Lebanon, all in vain. Unfortunately, every doctor's calming promises were eventually broken. "You will walk out of this hospital, trust me," they said. In 2013, Suheir got divorced, and was cut from the monthly income her ex husband sent to her and the children, who were taken back to Ghana.Within a month, she was back at her mother's house with none of her children, and zero financial income. Needless to say, both her mental and physical health deteriorated after that.Perhaps I should mention that Suheir also has only one kidney, as she lost the other in a childhood accident. She therefore needs periodic bowel checkups, which she hasn't had for over 3 years now.I also didn't mention that I am Suheir's 16 year old, and last son. During the one month that I see my mother in every year, I have seen her giving up too many times, and hate to think that she is helpless. My only dream is to know that my mother is healthy, able to walk, and that she is reunited once more with my siblings and I. Thank you.  Please click to make a contribution, and be ensured that every single penny raised from this fundraiser will go solely to the treatment of my mother in the University of Ulm, Germany.* Give however much you want.* All payments are completely secure.Thank you!

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Leah's Lifeline

Leah's Lifeline

Thank you for doing the selfie challenge! What do you say when your 12 year old daughter asks if her mum is going to be here next Christmas. She tells people how much her mum means to her and how she needs help raising money for life saving surgery. She has been a young carer for a few years and doesn't leave the house before making sure mum is safe. She keeps a smile on so no one can see how scared she is to lose her mum.Her grandad takes her horse riding when he can so that she can escape everything for a few hours. She gets a holiday in the summer with the young carers group but more than anything wants to spend summer with her mum like she used to. She watches every day knowing her mum needs life saving abroad and that the money is the only thing standing in the way of getting her mum back. Picture a few years ago before things got really bad.I have a rare condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) I need Life Saving Surgery because my spine is unstable and crushing my brainstem. I cannot turn my neck without partially dislocating it and the bottom of my brain has come out of my skull into the spinal canal. I can't even turn my head when Caityn says "mummy look at this" The surgery I need is not done in the UK for EDS patients and I need to raise funds to go to Barcelona. I have brainstem compression and  I need surgery to to make more space for my brain and to fuse my skull to my cervical spine. I can't leave the house unless it's serious and I forget more and more memories of fun days with my daughter because of the damage being done to my brain.In order to prevent lower limb paralysis I also need to have lower spinal surgeries. I want walk hand in hand with my daughter in the sunshine again, take her to the beach and watch her collect shells. The conditions I have are called Cranio Cervical Instability, Atlanto Axial Instability, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and others.  I want to see the pain disappear from her eyes because she can be a child again and I can look after her. I have life threatening conditions and without these surgeries that the UK cannot provide I am living on borrowed time until the next thing happens. I need to get these surgeries to be there for my daughter. I have to achieve this, theres no other hope now. I already suffer from sublaxations, blood pressure and heart issues, facial swelling and numbness, electric shocks, insomnia, muscle weakness and so much more. I need your help to beat this and live.The money raised will pay for surgery and the required hospital care in Barcelonas Hospital Teknon. Surgery for Ehlers Danlos Patients is generally not undertaken in the UK  and is not offered for Cranio cervical fusion. It is only available in the USA or Barcelona. The cost to have surgery in the USA is approximately $150,000 for one part, so I am lucky to have the opportunity of surgery with Dr Gilete in Barcelona. Your donations will help me to live and mean so much more than any words I can say but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I will also post videos of me at the hospital before and after surgery so you can all see what your amazing donations have done for me . Stage one is £60,000 and is the sugery that will save my life. Stage 2 will secure the rest of my neck and Stage 3 will be my lower spine. Thank you for reading and supporting If anyone wishes to use PayPal then the email is leahboxall@hotmail.comwww.gofundme.com/leahs-surgery-fundFacebook: Leah's Lifeline

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Ocean's project

Ocean's project

Nous parlons souvent, lors des créations d’entreprises, de prêts bancaires, prêts d’honneurs, crédits, ou autres. Et si nous changions les règles ? Après tout, je ne souhaite pas réellement plaire au banquier, ce qui m'interesse avant tous, c’est de vous plaire à vous. « La création de ce projet découle d’un voyage culturel en Australie pendant 2 ans.La politique de ce concept sera de vous offrir la plus belle façon de manger, découvrir une nouvelle culture, parce que l’Australie n’est pas seulement liée a des paysages à couper le souffle, elle est catégorisée par une générosité humaine, une ouverture d’esprit, un partage, une vie enrichissante et saine.L’Australie est également l’un des pays ou les fruits et les légumes sont sublimés par un amour de la terre et de la culture, ce que nous ne retrouvons pas forcement en France. Ce pourquoi je souhaite travailler directement avec les paysans / maraîchers de notre région, car le circuit court aujourd’hui est plus important. Ils sont souvent délaissés au détriment des grandes enseignes.Tout ce que vous serrez capable de retrouver dans ce projet sera inspiré de ce voyage, qui m’a permit d’avancer, et de vouloir créer » Les donations sont aujourd’hui ouvertes, elles seront anonymes, sauf dans le cas ou vous souhaitez échanger avec l’entreprise, ou je prendrais un grand plaisir à vous répondre et vous remercier.Par la même, je serais ravie de pouvoir, par la suite, garder les noms et prénoms (avec votre accord) des personnes m'ayant aidé à monter ce projet.Au delà de l’aspect financier, le coté humain sera gravé dans un « livre d’or » exposé en boutique dès son ouverture. Vous retrouverez une gamme "healthy" de smoothies, tartines, bagels. salades, granola, muesli.. Pensez une chose, même si vos dons n’excèdent pas 2 euros, ils seront très précieux à la réalisation de l’entreprise, et grâce a vous, nous pourrons ouvrir nos portes. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ When you’re one your way to create your business, we’re always speaking about bank loans.                              Look, what do you think if we’re changing rules? I don’t want to be loved by bankers, I want to be accepted from you. “This idea came from after 2 years in Australia.The politic of this concept's gonna be to offer you the best way to eat, lear a new culture, because Australia is not just some wonderful landscape, it’s categorized with a human generosity, free mind, sharing, enriching and healthy life.Under than that Australia it’s one of the country where you can find lots of natural fruits and veggies, that we don’t really have in France, because of the big brands.Everything you'll find in this concept come from this important and amazing Australian travel, and this gave me this strong mind to want to create my own business” Donations are going to be anonymous, but if you want to share anything with me, I’ll be happy to reply. More than that, I want to create a « gold book », I would love to put all names who helped me to open my business, so feel free to contact me. Think about something, even if it’s just 2 euros, that will be the most helpfull thing I never had before.  I worked hard in your country during 2 years, and now I want to share with all Frenchies how Australia is. I need your help to create my business in France!

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WakeUp

WakeUp

Welcome to this money pot !This money pot has a special purpose... It was set up on behalf of a young, absolutely fabulous girl and her family.Her name is Dorota and she is 16 years old. Last year, just a week before her 'sweet 16', Dorota was seriously injured in an accident. She was hit by a train while passing a train track. Thankfully, she survived. However, since the accident Dorota has lost consciousness and does not respond to the surrounding world. Her family, and especially her older sister Beata who is also my dear lifelong friend, are doing everything possible to bring her back to reality, to make her smile again.  Dorota is currently in a clinic in Warsaw (Poland), which was set up for all children suffering from similar conditions, such as loss of consciousness, coma, autism, etc. The clinic supports her progress for a year now free of charge. However, she will soon have to leave and go back home as the clinic only offers one year of free stay and beyong that it is of significant cost. However, my friend Beata, decided not to give up and raise money so that her little sister can stay there for a bit longer or participate in other ways of therapy which will result in regaining consciousness. And I want to support her efforts. I have known that little girl since she was 4 years old and she is a wonderful human being, everyone who knows you can tell you that! Therefore, I ask you please, to help me.... It would mean the world to me if I could have even the tiniest impact on her recovery with your help. Therefore, please, help me to help them. They deserve it.Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!

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Ambulance for Kiabakari Health Center in Tanzania

Ambulance for Kiabakari Health Center in Tanzania

Welcome to this money pot for the ambulance for Kiabakari Health Center !Our health center in Kiabakari in rural area of Mara Region in north-western Tanzania, located between Lake Victoria and Serengeti National Park needs an ambulance to enable us to expand mobile clinic health services to villages surrounding Kiabakari, accessed by dirt, rough roads; and allow for secure and quick transfer of patients, in particular - expectant mothers who need to be referred to hospitals for safe delivery of their babies - as we at present lack blood bank and major theater capabilities. Help us to help people in remote villages with the mobile clinic services. Help us to help Mums to deliver babies safely here or if needed - to be quickly transferred to hospitals in Musoma, Butiama, Bunda or Mwanza.  Help us to help save lives of patients needing quick and reliable transfer from Kiabakari to hospitals elsewhere. MIVA Poland is ready to help us in purchasing the vehicle but we need to secure 1/3 of the cost of the vehicle which is 10,000 Euro. On top of that there are additional costs of clearing and forwarding at Dar es Salaam port, registration, insurance, construction of the parking shade for the ambulance in our health center and costs of traveling to Dar and delivering of the ambulance to Kiabakari. These additional costs will amount to approx. 10,000 Euros. So, in total we aim at fundraising 20,000 Euros. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure.Thank you on behalf of the staff and patients of Kiabakari Health Center!

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URGENT Sauvons Samir Hamouche

URGENT Sauvons Samir Hamouche

URGENT Asalamu alaikum, Bonjour,  Nous recueillons des fonds pour un frère qui a désespérément besoin de notre aide. Il s'appelle Mohamed Samir Hamouche d'Algérie agé de 29 ans et c'est un ami d'enfance et un frère. Il est extrêmement malade et en état critique. Il a besoin d'une transplantation de foie URGENTE et s'il ne la fait pas au cours des deux prochaines semaines, il mourra.Les hôpitaux algériens sont incapables de faire l'opération, mais un hôpital en Turquie en est cappable. Ils facturent 70 000 € et ne commenceront les soins qu'après le paiement total des frais. Alhamdulilah, nous avons déjà recueilli près de 30 000 € en quelques jours seulement en Algérie, en France et au Royaume-Uni. Nous avons besoin de 40 000 € mais nous n'avons plus beaucoup de temps. Sa famille est vraiment en difficulté avec cette situation. Si beaucoup de gens font don de tout ce qu'ils peuvent, nous pouvons inshaAllah sauver sa vie et soulager la souffrance de sa famille. Tout l'argent que vous donnez en charité ne vous diminuera pas en richesse et c'est une promesse d'Allah. "Et quiconque sauve une vie - c'est comme s'il avait sauvé l'humanité entière". Coran [5:32] Voici une lettre officielle signée et estampillée demandant aux gens de faire un don. Elle a été signé par le maire de la ville et par L'Association des habitants du village Achouba (Association des citoyens d'Achouba).    Merci de bien vouloir partager cette page avec tous ceux que vous connaissez. Si l'argent n'est pas récolté à temps et que le frère ne le prend pas, l'argent ira vers l'aide humanitaire en Syrie, nous publieront tous les transferts. Jazakum Allah khair frères et sœursMerci de votre solidarité

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Awaken Earth Festival

Awaken Earth Festival

AWAKEN EARTH FESTIVAL IN ÖSTERSUND, SWEDEN (Scroll down for English version) Syftet med Awaken Earth Festival är att skapa medvetenhet om hur vi lever i harmoni med oss själva och vår miljö. Jorden är det som varenda människa, djur och levande varelse har gemensamt. Den är vårt gemensamma ursprung och källan till vår överlevnad. Att ta hand om jorden och hålla den frisk handlar inte bara om snötäckta pulkabackar, rena hav att simma i eller chansen att få se vackra djur som tigrar och isbjörnar. Nej det handlar inte bara om moral och etik, det handlar om själva mänsklighetens överlevnad. När du tar hand om jorden tar du bokstavligt talat hand om dig själv och dina medmänniskor genom att bevara möjligheten till rent vatten, mat och stabila väderförhållanden. Mänskligheten har nått ett vägskäl och teamet bakom Awaken Earth känner att det är dags att ta fram lösningarna på problemet och börja agera. På den globala dagen Earth Day den 22 april kommer Awaken Earth hålla en festival på stora torget i Östersund för att skapa medvetenhet kring hur vi på bästa sätt skapar ett miljömässigt hållbar livsstil och ett hållbart samhälle. Festivalen kommer att innefatta föreläsningar kring ämnet, konserter, en marknad fokuserad på hållbarhet, en visning av succéfilmen “Before the Flood”och mycket mer. Awaken Earth visar ett nytt sätt att se på oss själva och naturen och visar hur vi på ett hållbart vis kan dra nytta av naturen så att det gynnar alla parter. Vi är här för att visa att nyckeln till en blomstrande planet redan ligger i dina händer och i händerna på den som har idéer för miljövänlig teknologi, den som erbjuder ekologiska produkter eller den som bär på kunskap om hur varje individ kan leva ett hållbart liv. Det är en plattform där vi i en positiv miljö möts som jämlikar för att lyfta fram och promota de metoder och idéer som var och en av oss har, för ett lyckligt och hälsosamt liv samt för att anta de miljörelaterade utmaningar vi står inför. Och nu ber vi om din hjälp för att allt detta ska ske! Vi erbjuder dig en fantastisk chans att vara en del av något som gör skillnad, ett projekt som både långsiktigt och kortsiktigt kämpar för en grön planet. Så varför inte hjälpa oss att bidra till att göra positiva förändringar i världen? Vi välkomnar och uppskattar varje donation, hur liten eller stor den än är, med stor tacksamhet! Du kan läsa mer om oss på vår hemsida www.awakenearth.se Klicka på knappen "CONTRIBUTE" för att bidraAll betalning är säkerTack för att du deltar och stöttar detta projekt! ________________________________________________________________________  The purpose of the Awaken Earth Festival is to create consciousness of how to live in harmony with ourselves and with our environment. The earth is what every human, animal and living creature have in common. It is our common origin and the source of our life. To take care of the earth and keep it healthy is not just about playing in the snow, clean oceans to swim in or having the chance to see beautiful animals like tigers and polar bears. No it is not just about morals and ethics, it is about the very survival of the human kind. When you take care of the earth you are literally taking care of yourself and your fellow human beings by preserving clean water, food to eat and stable weather conditions. Humanity has reached a crossroads and the team behind Awaken Earth feels it is time to take a look at the solutions to our problem and start acting. On the international Earth Day, the 22nd of April, Awaken Earth will hold a festival on the town square of Östersund, Sweden to bring awareness to how we in the best way possible can create an environmentally sustainable lifestyle and a sustainable society. The festival will include concerts, presentations on the subject, a market focused on sustainability, a screening of the movie “Before the Flood” and much more. Awaken Earth shows a new way to view ourselves as well as nature and shows how we, in a sustainable manner, can

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