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Timberland Creates More Green Spaces in Five European Cities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Numerous studies indicate that a growing number of children in Europe are feeling disconnected to nature. A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine says that children are living a sedentary lifestyle and are not physically active enough from the time they start school.

Are Your Eggs From Happy Hens? Aramark's 100% Commitment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than 95 percent of the approximately 280 million egg-laying hens in America are confined to barren “battery” cages. These small cages are crowded, depriving the hens of being free, to do natural things such as explore, nest, perch or simply stretch their wings.

UK Workforce Has More Sick Days Than Any Other European Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UK workforce has more sick days than any other European country—twice as many as the US. British employers need to make happiness a higher priority in the workplace to stop the country heading the ‘European sick leave table’, claims Cloudbooking, a leading space management software company.

Diageo One Of The Best Places To Work For New American Dads

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the US, there is no federal paid parental leave (or maternity), making it one of the few developed countries in the world lacking state support for new parents, though many states have their own systems.

India Wants The UK To Stay In the EU

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – 'Brexit' is a word on everyone's breath, since UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation EU to take place on 23 June this year. A referendum is a vote where everyone of voting age gives a "Yes" or "No" answer to a question; whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast will have won.

Socially Responsible Investment Gaining Ground In Europe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Wealthy European investors are beginning to see the long term value in sustainable funds. They are increasingly looking to Socially Responsible Investments (SRI's), a form of investment that is dynamic and a solution. SRI's combine financial objectives with social, ethical and environmental issues. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the U.K.

Kerry Kennedy Launches Free Human Rights Lessons In U.K. Schools

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Human rights lessons are to be offered free to schools in England as part of a new curriculum supported by the government. It’s a timely project called Speak Truth to Power, designed by U.S. human rights activist Kerry Kennedy, where students will learn about human rights activists who have challenged oppression, faced imprisonment and torture.

A Global Response To The Refugees Fleeing Syria

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A humanitarian emergency is happening across Europe, since the start of 2015. Over 320,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean, undertaking treacherous journeys from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and other countries torn apart by war, persecution and a horrifying list of human miseries. Thousands of families are fleeing for their lives, risking the dangerous sea and land crossings.

Save the Children Restarts Rescue Petition After 700 Drown

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In April a major rescue operation took place in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants were feared to have drowned just outside Libyan waters, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled into Europe. The passengers are often locked in the hold of the ship, meaning they have little chance of survival in an ­emergency.

Europe Says Goodbye to Cosmetic Animal Testing

Europe's cosmetics are now 100% cruelty free as the new final phase of the ban came into force on March 11th.

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