Launched by Pingo Doce, the Bairro Feliz project is aimed at contributing towards happier communities by supporting the locals’ causes. Filipa Pimentel, Sustainable Development and Local Impact Director of Pingo Doce, shares some happy stories that resulted from the project.
Set up in 2001, Szlachetna Paczka (the Noble Gift) is one of the most recognizable social projects in Poland. Arkadiusz Mierzwa, Corporate Communications and Sustainability Director of Biedronka, recounts the story of their partnership and its impact on the future of families in need.
Malnutrition is one of Colombia’s most serious public health challenges. Spearheaded by Ara, the Misión Nutrición programme emerged with the aim to contribute to a better nourished country. Andrea Jimeno, Corporate Communications Director at Ara, tells how the project is changing that reality.
They are being taken out of the seas and oceans and transformed into shopping carts or trolleys at Biedronka stores.
An arm of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea region is home to 85 million people from nine countries. They share a double challenge: managing the pressures that have been causing its degradation and ensuring the sustainability of this source of livelihood.
What if achieving the targets set in the Paris Agreement depends on the spirit of protecting humanity as a whole? This vision is sustained by Portuguese researcher and professor Filipe Duarte Santos, who was review editor of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report.
With the planet at its warmest in 125,000 years and greenhouse gas concentrations at record levels, the alarm bells on climate change are deafening. Unless immediate, large-scale action be taken, limiting warming to 1.5°C will be beyond reach.
A new forest: resilient to fires, sustainable and productive. This is “Floresta Serra do Açor” project’s final goal. In the first five years, 85% of the area to reforest will combine pine with native species. Most of them regenerate naturally after felling, thus ensuring continuity of the forest.
Guatemala’s first wind energy project, impacting communities and schools, is supported by Jerónimo Martins as a way of offsetting FEED’s carbon emissions.
For the first time, the Oceano Azul Foundation invited diving centres to join the 2020 International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. The iconic tall ship Santa Maria Manuela was the base for one of the campaigns.
The “SOS Pollinators” campaign was launched in 2015 to raise public awareness on the importance of pollinators. Quercus vice-president, Nuno Sequeira, details the campaign’s multiple initiatives.
The Biedronka Foundation was launched in April 2020 with the mission of helping elderly people live better, healthier and longer lives. Lives worth living. The Foundation’s President, Katarzyna Scheer, expands on the values, concerns and goals of its work with Polish seniors.
Long known for enhancing people’s well-being and appreciated for beautifying every environment, plants also help to purify and freshen up the air, both outdoors and indoors.
Here comes spring: the season of growth. The days become longer, the sun brighter and the Earth greener. Nature’s symphony bursts again, surrounded by the vibrant colours and hues of life, reborn.