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Ayako Ezaki
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I think that the glass is half full, and that the other half is for those who need it most.
I think that the glass is half full, and that the other half is for those who need it most.

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"These were people writing, and you’re a person reading, and the president is a person."

A fascinating behind-the-scene peek into President Obama's "10 Letters a Day" routine to hear people's stories. 

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"Part of the success of the so-called Scandinavian approach to gender equality might lie in its willingness to question and uncover everyone’s role in imposing gender expectations on others."

Some of the practical lessons and best practice examples... "Library books present strong male and female protagonists in similar proportions" and "hiring practices encouraging male applicants" .

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"Now, along with tens of thousands of civilians, the credibility of the powerful countries and institutions that could have helped them, but didn’t, lies in Aleppo’s rubble and blood."

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"Only the willfully blind can ignore that the history of human existence is simultaneously the history of pain: of brutality, murder, mass extinction, every form of venality and cyclical horror. ... But there is still this redeeming matter of incremental progress." - Zadie Smith



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"Bringing nature into the city is one thing. Bringing it into our culture and everyday lives is another."

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"A new sustainability guide – Cities100 – out now, reveals that nestled amongst the world’s cities are some of the most progressive, exciting, and transformational solutions for climate action." 

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Thoughts on cities and sustainable urban tourism, on the occasion of #WorldCitiesDay

What are some of the key trends and issues in urban tourism facing destinations around the world, and what are some examples of cities implementing sustainable destination management solutions?

#sustainabletourism #urbantourism #responsibletourism

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"Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere on this planet"

- Refuse single-use plastic
- Choose reusables
- Reduce plastic pollution

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"The most talented movie star in America is two and a half feet tall, 7 years old, and 39 pounds. His name is Jumpy."

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Germany's energy transition is a democratic movement

"You have to take with you all of the people in your community — not just the university but coal miners as well." – Mayor Bernd Tischler, Bottrop, Germany
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