Location: Europe

(c) Flickr member Pete
 

/ Agriculture, Food

21 Aug 2014

 

Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

 
Berlin, house of one, place of worship
 

/ Community, Peace

04 Aug 2014

 

A new house of worship aiming to promote interfaith understanding is to be built in the heart of Berlin

 
TGV
 

/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

16 Jul 2014

 

For a responsible family holiday to the Catalan coast, Alice Grahame takes the new Paris-Barcelona train, and doesn’t compromise on her principles

 
The-Four-Pirates-of-the-Danube-600x400
 

/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

18 Jun 2014

 

What would you do if you could do anything? Jamie Bowlby-Whiting asked himself the same question and decided he wanted to be ... a pirate

 
Bild Hamburg
 

/ Community

16 Jun 2014

 

A handwritten message in a beer bottle has washed ashore after 101 years; Danielle Batist shares a heartwarming story of good old-fashioned communication

 
Basque Country, Euskera, Eta, Chris Maccabe, IVC, peace, International verification committee, Spain,
 

/ Peace, Peace & Democracy

13 Jun 2014

 

Following the announcement of Basque separatist group Eta’s intention to disarm, Nicola Slawson examines the opportunity and challenges facing the delicate peace process ahead

 
Into the Volcano
 

/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

07 May 2014

 

In Iceland, a revolutionary sustainable tourism project lets tourists descend into the magma chamber of a volcano. Aaron Millar steadies his nerve and checks it out

 
Wind Turbine for Renewable Electricity Generator (c) Flickr member epSos de
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

21 Feb 2014

 

Spain has become the first country to draw more electricity from wind power than any other source over the course of an entire year.

 

Mandatory environmental reporting proposed for all businesses

 
 

/ Environment

20 Feb 2014

 

MEPs have welcomed a proposal that could see all European businesses required to publish detailed information about their environmental activity

 
Cathrine teaching (c) Misako Ono
 

/ Media

18 Feb 2014

 

The first dedicated centre for constructive journalism plans to use extensive psychological research to help set a more positive global news agenda

 
Protesting food speculation (c) World (c) World Development Movement
 

/ Food

14 Feb 2014

 

After two years of negotiations, the European parliament has reached a deal to clamp down on speculation in food markets

 
Abandoned ship used by migrants in Lampedusa
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Feb 2014

 

After 300 Eritrean asylum seekers lost their lives in a disaster at sea, a group of individuals came together to create a pact that aims to change the way we think about migration

 

Campaigners make final push for European ecocide law

 
 

/ Environment

02 Jan 2014

 

Campaigners vow to continue fighting ecosystem destruction as a campaign to make ecocide a crime in Europe draws to a close

 
Swiss pay vote
 

/ Economics & Innovation

20 Nov 2013

 

Thousands of people have supported an initiative that would cap executive pay at 12 times the annual wage of the lowest earner in a company

 
Ouklanda rafting
 

/ Positive Travel

14 Nov 2013

 

Where the Arctic Circle and the vast Russian borderlands meet, there's a land known to locals as one of the world's final frontiers. Remote, vast and untamed, Oulanka National Park in Finland is the ultimate adventure and nature travel destination – and it needn't cost the Earth to visit, writes Naomi Tolley

 
Solar Panel in Germany
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

13 Nov 2013

 

E.ON and RWE plant closures put Germany on track to achieve 2020 renewable energy targets

 

Algae lamp absorbs 200 times more CO₂ than trees

 
 

/ Technology

16 Oct 2013

 

A French scientist has found a way to put slimy pond produce to good use

 
Eurostar at St.Pancras
 

/ Good Business

26 Sep 2013

 

Imagine if traveling through Europe by train was as easy as taking a flight. We meet the entrepreneur helping make this a reality

 
Biopiracy EU
 

/ Environment

13 Aug 2013

 

The European parliament is to vote on a bill that will make it harder for pharmaceutical companies to exploit the traditional knowledge of indigenous people

 
Human Rights Centre
 

/ Peace & Democracy

07 Aug 2013

 

Groundbreaking training centre for protesters, developed in response to the use of social networks in the Arab spring, opens in Florence