All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Power of the People - consumerism

Posted October 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
  • 18 Posts

I've always believed and advocated that power lies with the people, that is the majority rather the few at the top. This is based on the rationale that it is the majority that votes to put someone in a that position and therefore can vote to take them out. The power is with the people. I wonder if the same can apply in the consumer world. The consumer world works on supply and demand. Methane is as lethal or more lethal than carbon dioxide emission. One of the greatest emitte...


Do one thing

Posted October 5, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 19 Posts
  • Age 20

Hello guys, the world is full of possitive things that we can do to make the world a better place, from random acts of kindness to saving other´s lives (for example donating an organ or even blood) Im sharing this beautiful video from "Playing for Change" to showcase how easily people from different cultures, gender and countries can come togehter and raise their voice to armonize a single call: freedom and justice is the melody that let us shine on ;) Here the top 5 things I...


Occupy Central- What's Happening in Hong Kong?

Posted October 4, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 13 Posts

If you have been reading the news recently, you will probably know about Occupy Central, a protest movement that is currently happening in Hong Kong. As a citizen of Hong Kong, I have been following it closely. What is Occupy Central? Basically, Occupy Central is a protest movement in Hong Kong mainly calling for democracy. Why is Occupy Central happening? This traces back to many years ago, before Hong Kong was a part of China. When Hong Kong was handed over to China i...


Book review: How to win friends and influence people

Posted October 3, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 12 Posts

How to win friends and influence people? This might be a question some of you have asked at some point in the past. Do you think it is about having reputation, about having money or success? Do you have to be an extrovert or to have some dark-magic techniques in order to make people go the way you want? Well, NO! And Dale Carnegie explains that in his book, which has as title exactly this question. This piece of writing is a self-help bestseller, one of the first ever published,...


What I learnt this week

Posted October 3, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
  • 21 Posts
  • Age 20

Last week, I managed to put together a piece that came to be of interest to many in the Voices of Youth online community. I was amazed at the level of knowledge and enthusiasm of our blogging interns on sustainability and development. They all had a notion of commitment towards their countries, and a passion for setting things right. And for that, I respect them. It shows that this generation cares. Today's post however, is about a less serious topic. It's about me. Before...


Youths Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Posted October 3, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Member since June 6, 2014
  • 14 Posts
  • Age 18

Youths are seen often as a shallow age group concerned mainly with things that benefit them. Far from this stereotypical idea of selfishness, youths worldwide including my country have contributed to many causes that we feel passionately about. In 2011, a group of youths banded together to combat the issue of human trafficking. It’s easy to dismiss an issue if you have managed to convince yourself that it doesn’t concern you. Case in point: the modern-day version of slavery...


Our economic model and the planet's limits

Posted October 3, 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Member since June 25, 2014
  • 6 Posts

We live in a planet with limited resources. And the exploitation of them is compromising the progress, or even existence, of future generations. Up to now, ignoring the problem has been the easy solution, but when the consequences come to light, it is irresponsible not to question what has brought us here. The demand for resources is still growing (food demand will go up 70% and energy requirements will double in 40 years). However, we must stop and correct if possible the pr...


Ways toward success in life

Posted October 2, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 17 Posts

Life is another name of struggle. Every living thing born in this world struggles in one way or other to survive in this world, and every creature feels happiness, sadness, mercy, anger, fear etc. in their lifetime and so it is for human beings too. It is no picnic to live a life happily but it is true that every incident - either happiness or sadness or great deed or mischief - certainly gives us a lesson and if we can move forward by remembering the lesson in life we can certai...


What matters to youth in Algeria

Posted September 28, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Member since June 25, 2014
  • 8 Posts

Youth are the hope of every country, they represent a major power. If we could use this power for the good of the country, I assure you that the future will be such a great one. But if we try to create obstacles and to prohibit those youth from building their country, I can say we won’t get anything, we will be like someone who is playing with the fire! I guess if the leaders of a country don't try to encourage youth, these leaders must expect a disaster in the future. They w...


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