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11/1 Jurists want to stay in Oudemanhuispoort

8/2 Mayor’s portrait

8/2 Websites for social cohesion

7/2 Spreading tourism proceeds with difficulty

7/2 GroenLinks on districts: Be a man

6/2 Zuideramstel opens new office on Sabbath

5/2 The truth about integration

4/2 Wilders has little support on Amsterdam

3/2 Elite involved in neighbourhood

2/2 Johnnie Walker avoids taxes in Amsterdam

1/2 Rotterdam to tinker with district councils as well

31/1 Wooden rowing boats to disappear from Amstel

31/1 ZeeburgTV launched

27/1 Privacy activists to mess up loyalty card system

27/1 A few were still coughing, but that was an act

27/1 Chrisis in de Baarsjes

26/1 Youth have positive view of districts

24/1 Action groups call for Carmel and Jaffa boycott

24/1 PvdA members dismiss plan for districts

23/1 KLM takes on crisis with new uniform

23/1 District office not squatted

21/1 Merge districts

20/1 Closing squat bar Vrankrijk not necessary

20/1 Cleaners welcome new Schiphol director

18/1 Palestine at the Jewish Historical Museum

18/1 What is the right size for a district?

17/1 PvdA Oost against fewer districts

16/1 Committee: 7 districts by 2010

15/1 Soldiers may attend Afghanistan debate after all

15/1 Bait bike leads to arrest

14/1 Youth for Christ to republish vacancies

13/1 Paintings of the Zuidas

13/1 New Youth for Christ contoversy

11/1 Social cohesion initiative raises eyebrows

10/1 Fewer districts in 2010

10/1 Zuidas: People feel that we are losers

9/1 Fun on the ice - but not for all

9/1 Supermarket coupon fraud thwarted

9/1 I Amsterdam must remain exclusive

8/1 Use term Apartheid in every discussion

8/1 No city kiosk in Amsterdam yet

7/1 Snow

7/1 Fatima Elatik to run Zeeburg

7/1 Municipal managers to return to shop floor

4/1 Police: take photo of strange people

3/1 Gaza protest criticises politicians

1/1 Thousands to protest against attacks on Gaza

1/1 Mustapha Laboui leaves district council


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Amsterdammers create climate forest

11 January 2007 - For every person who registers at the website, businesses will sponsor five trees for a period of one year in a climate forest in Uganda. The initiative was taken by Amsterdammers Annemarie de Raadt en Tatiana van Lier. The first 315 trees have been registered.

The plan was conceived in November, when the Nairobi Climate Conference failed. De Raadt and Van Lier decided to take matters into their own hands by launching a website. People who register promise to take energy measures. In addition, five trees will be planted in their name. This will compensate for the CO2-emission caused by watching TV for a year and washing their clothes twice a week, the initiators say.

The costs of the first five thousand trees, a thousand euro, will be paid by the KlimaatNeutraal Consultancy. Additional sponsors will be attracted to pay for more trees. The initiative does not receive subsidies.

By now, 63 people have registered, including someone from Cape Town and someone from Washington. In order to give the initiative an international character, English and French versions of the website will be launched next week. Translations into Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Russian are being prepared. The initiators are still looking for someone who can translate the website into Arabic.


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