FAMILINK TRAVEL is here, the new web community which helps families from all over the world get in touch with each other and freely offer hospitality. Different from other similar communities and social platforms, the characteristic of FAMILINK TRAVEL is that it is based on a very precise category of traveller: the family, in the widest and most contemporary sense of the word.
We all know that it’s difficult to plan a trip with our nearest and dearest: the complications of getting from A to B, the individual needs of each member and the rise of travelling costs are just some of the problems.
The idea of FAMILINK TRAVEL is to allow every family to travel under favourable conditions with little financial investment and an informal spirit, simply by putting them in touch with people available to host them because they are linked by the same interests or by the same needs.
The epicentre of the project is the ethical and empathetic dimension of social relationships, the possibility to create new links with other people and set up a common starting point, bringing about a temporary community by making comparisons, swapping
opinions and experiencing a journey. more…
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The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and oikos International recognized the achievements of Maastricht University Green Office with the ISCN-oikos Student Leadership Award last night at an official ceremony in Eugene, USA. This reward presents the highest international award for sustainability student activism. “This year’s award winners truly raise the bar on campus sustainability projects” said Dr. Matthew Gardner in the name of the international Jury selecting the Green Office. “Each winner represents a best practice and a lighthouse-type of project that campuses around the world can learn from.” more…
Meika over from the design team at MastersDegree.net sent me an interesting infographic which I will gladly share. Click on the graphic below to see the full size. more…