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Short survey for SINC

Dear everybody,
Together with the City of Lugano and Aziende Industriali di Lugano (AIL) SA, SINC is starting a project about tap water.
Thus, we invite you to take a short survey and to complete it by March 13.
It should take only 10 minutes and when completing it, you have the possibility to enter a contest to win some prizes.
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Cari amici di SINC,
In collaborazione con La Città di Lugano e le Aziende Industriali di Lugano (AIL) SA, SINC ha dato il via ad un progetto sull’acqua del rubinetto.
Vi invitiamo dunque a rispondere ad un breve sondaggio riguardante questo tema entro il 13 marzo.
Il tempo stimato di risposta è di 10 minuti. Completando il questionario, potrete partecipare ad un concorso e vincere diversi premi.
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Every Drop counts

Almost everyone knows that water is a limited resource, but we still continue to avoid the topic. Are we aware of how much water one person needs for drinking, cooking, or cleaning?

Here are some facts about water, that you maybe didn’t know:

A person needs about 20 – 50 litres a day for drinking, cooking and cleaning according to the UN.

We have only 1% fresh water on Earth, and all 7 BILLION people must share this 1% water.

The United States has the biggest Water Footprint (2483 m3/capita/year).

Everyday 132 litres water are used for Garden Hose/ Sprinkler, followed by 125 litres water for Power Shower (under 5 minutes).

128 litres water per year are wasted, if you have a dripping faucet (1 drop per minute).

To produce one kilo of rice – it takes 1000 – 3000 litres of water.

For 1 chicken – 44 litres of water are used.

A person taking a 5 minute shower in a developed country uses more water than a person living in a slum in a developing country uses in a day.

Americans use 5 times more water than Europeans do.

More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.

So there is one conclusion to make: Every Drop counts !

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“LUNGS” by Duncan Macmillan at Teatro Foce – An alternative way of thinking about our ecological footprint

Where does the fine line lie between instinct and reason? On the 23rd & 24th January 2016, at Studio Foce, Lugano, you will all have the chance to reflect upon today’s environmental issues, through the eyes of a couple who ask themselves whether to have children or not in today’s world.

…and if you book through the theater company you could benefit from a 2×1 offer on the first 10 tickets sold – contact: martina.greenwood@vxxzweetz.com

The audience at the first performance in Chiasso was enthusiastic:

“Mozzafiato” è riduttivo, per descrivere quello che avete proposto sabato. Bravissimi tutti! Ma soprattutto, grazie. C’è bisogno di un sacco di altra roba così!”
“È stato uno spettacolo davvero molto avvincente che ha tenuto il pubblico mesmerizzato! Ottimo il ritmo e l’intercalare tra momenti comici (mi ha fatto davvero morire!) e altri più gravi. Un gioiello di umorismo e intelligenza!”

The play is in Italian.

Click here for further details.

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Climate March in Lugano

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 will take place in Paris in December 2015. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Besides it will be the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 11) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

For this event, a global climate day will take place all over the world on November 29th .
Lugano is one of the six Swiss cities participating in the event with a climate march taking place that same day. The march will start at 13:30 from Piazzale Besso (Stazione FFS) to Piazza Castello (Palazzo dei Congressi) and will be followed by live concerts, theater and different information stands.

If you love our planet, be part of it !

Find the program here: http://www.klima-allianz.ch/it/manifestazioni/lugano/

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