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Sprinter joins Worldcoo community!
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Preservation of the last mature forests of the Mediterranean

Sprinter joins Worldcoo community!

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#New e-commerce with cause

Good news! Sprinter, one of the top sport retailers in Spain has joined the Worldcoo community!

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In line with its new social campaign recently launched, the goal of the company is to help people who run away from conflicts, persecution, poverty and seek a home. So, from today all of the Sprinter customers can add their extra euro to their purchases and help the NGO Proactiva Open Arms to distribute 300 basic emergency kits to people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea.

This is great challenge if we consider that since the beginning of 2016, more than 30,000 migrants or refugees have reached European coasts, 9% more than in the same period last year.

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In front of this situation, Proativa Open Arms works to save people who try to escape by sea looking for a better life, facing all the dangers that this entails. Since its beginnings, the entity has saved more than 17,000 people and with this initiative, the entire community of Sprinter can also contribute their part.

In addition, the company has joined  “Brazadas de Vida” challenge to show that through sport you can help others. Thanks to the donations made by Sprinter, four swimmers from the Master Swimming Club of Madrid will cross the Mediterranean Sea between Formentera and Ibiza for a total of 18 kilometers, swimming restlessly for more than six hours, for a social cause. The project seeks to raise public awareness of the serious crisis of displaced people currently living in Europe, the dangerous crossings they face in the Mediterranean and the important work of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

Here you have the video that they have prepared for the occasion (in Spanish),

You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Preservation of the last mature forests of the Mediterranean

The last April we informed you about a new project of Uvinum and Acció Natura that had the aim to preserve the last existing mature forests in Spain.

According to Compensa Natura, a mature forest is a forest with none or very little human intervention, which has evolved naturally over decades, or even centuries, until it has developed into a unique and singular indicator of what nature is able to generate in a specific ecosystem. The preservation of mature forest is key to protect biodiversity, especially to protect many animals that are endangered.

For more than 20 months, Acció Natura is collaborating with the “Selvans Program” to preserve the last mature forests remaining in Spain. With this project Alma Natura wants to help to preserve the last existing mature forests in Spain through its purchase or through the purchase of its stumpage trees to 25 years in order to avoid that forest and trees which are centennials with a unique and irreplaceable habitat for their countless species of flora and fauna.

Every year, the world lose 20,000 hectares of forest and, with them, their capacity to house an extraordinary biodiversity, mitigate climate change, cover the water cycle and maintain the ecological process. For this reason, Uvinum didn’t hesitate and decided to collaborate with Accio Natura to preserve the last mature forests through the stumpage acquisition (25 years) aimed at the possible maximum number of forests.

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According to a University of Girona study, mature trees emit substances to the air that are beneficial to our health. Thanks to the solidarity of the customers of Uvinum, 7,895m2 of mature forest will be preserved and, at the same time, the biodiversity of the area will remain intact and we will continue to benefit from the substances emitted by the trees there are in the mature forests.

The Worldcoo team.

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