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STAND Book Club
The STAND Book Club is a chance for students & youth around Ireland to hear from high level activists, campaigners, thinkers in Ireland about the books that opened their mind, made them mad, got them to see the world in different light and forced them to take action. Taking place in Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street on the third Monday of each month, it’s not to be missed! The second of our Book Club series takes place on Monday 17th September from 6-7pm with guest speaker Sorcha Pollak. Sorcha’s chosen book of the month is ‘The New Odyssey’ by Patrick Kingsley. Check out our Facebook page for updates!
Ellen Butler looks at how communities near the Sahara desert are fighting desertification, with the Great Green Wall. However, over ten years only 15 percent of the wall has been built. The project has faced numerous obstacles and complication, though there have been some successes.read more
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