March,15th, 2014 : the civil disobedience rallies with the Kit anti-requins 2014
For once, it is not endangered animals, but “the financial sharks”. This little booklet that you can obtain from March 15th, 2014 denouncing the actions of three major economic players that are BNP Paribas, Unilever and Societe Generale.
The Societe Generale supports the Alpha Coal project in Australia, i.e. the annual exploitation and the export of 30 millions of tons of coal to the Asiatic markets.
According to Attac,
“The Societe Generale has also invested € 1.9 billion in coal mines between 2005 and mid-2013. Supporting Alpha Coal, the SG is contributing to transform the Great Barrier Reef into a marine highway of coal. Ignoring the major risk posed by coal development on this World Heritage, SG is thus supporting a project that would threaten biodiversity and habitats of protected species. "The Societe Generale has also invested € 1.9 billion in coal mines between 2005 and mid-2013. Supporting Alpha Coal, the SG is contributing to transform the Great Barrier Reef into a marine highway of coal. Ignoring the major risk posed by coal development on this World Heritage, SG is thus supporting a project that would threaten biodiversity and habitats of protected species. The Alpha Coal project would capture most of the water resources of the region, enough to disrupt the water system and endanger people and agriculture where underground water resources are essential. Moreover, these are 50,000 people who see their jobs disappear because of the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Societe Generale is also committed up to € 15m in the Polish company PGNiG SA, the Poland’s leader in the development of shale gas.”
It is always interesting to know how our bank uses our deposits, isn’t it? And the question is, as a responsible consumer, do we endorse the investment choices of the Societe Generale ...?
03/21/2014 : International Forest Day
Following the International Year of Forests in 2011, the United Nations wanted to establish a day involving forests in the spotlight: the March 21 has become the International Forest Day .
Around the world are organized events to promote, protect and celebrate forests.
Which forest do we want? Everything depends on the men we want to be. All started in the forest, and the future of man is at a stake in the forest.
Jacques Perrin, the sponsor of the first edition.
Recommanded book: “Histoires remarquables”
parution chez Delachaux & Niestlé, texte by François Moutou and illustrations of François Desbordes
From April 3 to 8th, 2014 :
The Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) has not always a good reputation. Opportunistic scavenger, it is omnivorous, but usually feeds on insects, rodents, lizards, fruit and carrion. Predator, it is easily prey to leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, pythons and large raptors.
It can measure up to 1 meter long, 40 cm at the withers and weigh 11 kg. Its common names, “Black-backed jackal”, also known as the Silver-backed or Red jackal, refers to the band of Black fur that covers his back, head to the tip of the tail of the animal.
The couple is united for life. The gestation period is 60 days. The average litter size is four cubs. Couples keep their cubs with them for one year to assist in the hunt.
Parents care tenderly for their offspring and it is clear that it lacks nothing!
Thank you and see you soon!