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yeah uh_huh okay huh i know that there are some hello
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oh oh oh when i was a child that was sponsored
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doing uh the swiss cheese uh oh to benet
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uh it's a lot actually um uh so i have uh some connection to here um
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just go to start yeah so i'm here to talk about
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uh the top the top expedition it takes me
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uh another eighteen years to come back your remote rather that we were uh and
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it's all about uh department about like to give you which very another perspective
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i really belief that the best investment we can do
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uh to save our also mountain villages yeah like here when
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we have been here last time we met fiona
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that's what's on the summit of it up that way and we have had also there's idea of sustainability
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and we started our expedition this this this record to
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go in the year two thousand two thousand one
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starting in geneva to climb the highest peak in each of the twenty six departments
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and prefer we asked account owns about this the most
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the perspectives examples you have for the environment
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and so we were really totally and mace how many
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good examples we have found in our own country
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it looks as five months and bear became also chewed up there and the picture seeing the
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most on to so many of little every now that you learned on this expedition
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well it's um that there is a lot of positive examples and i
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can tell you i became now after eighteen years doing that
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every year more optimistic about the future of our planet with pay which
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we have to open eyes for the positive and good solutions
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my life and i that they're about three months' roped on the beach out a lot of adventures
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and that was actually quite important as the first stage of our expedition
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because i had to be the best huston to my body
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to make sure that you putting out of crevices and she was probably the best life to do the same for me
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that uh but uh at mountain hot in a wreck about two and then
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and it's already in this year's this helped show stick a
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shout shows that you can do everything would solar energy
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and it takes messages preventing to schools in the way
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and that really boss so amazing to see
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the rights in the eyes of these children whether
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he wants the positive and did beautiful country
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and we inspired many and they came out with their
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ideas and sell we thought okay we have just
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to go non stop further and but we are not lost on the planet we decide it
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but we need some constants and we decided to to to go in cold
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climates owns and is you know the climate is not only changing
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in gratitude so from antarctica to africa also in altitude
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from that about that or to the summit
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and so we thought okay let's do a world record in going without
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the motor just to the top the highest peak in each continent
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collecting the best packed these examples to topic samples
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to save up planet to inspire more children
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and so far we have seen a rotten hundred twenty thousand students morton hundred counties
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spinning of devotion is kind of tricky so atlanta customer
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of mine gave us a hall unmasked resales
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and the only electronic device we have had was on a like a a handheld g. p. s.
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and that he was that we have to outfits the boat during two expedition and
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vendor expedition is so we're to sell the protein given the money back
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but we have had our first to saucer on our first uh
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atlantic crossing into all the shrouds holding the mask are collapsing
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and because pictures i like to show you that improvisation is really key to survive
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so you start climbing ropes to support the mast and then you saw the
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first all since we knew about land this coming and you're safe
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so that's maybe also message through this mountain villages you know
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improvisation and innovation i think we're the leads to solutions
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i mean we would never have come so far without the help on the way so that was in the caucus silence
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and divert tree mounds in the schools there and when you left
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the people came along and paper that would produce with vegetables and fruits and after
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about that italian now you have to stop otherwise may go to sing
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so unfortunately we're living in that clue society value here
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about tramp and all those bills inverse and stuff
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but you really have to go out and explore new refined doubts that ninety nine
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point nine nine nine percent of the people i well the people angry people
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everybody of the of the every corner on this planet but it's sad for us
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as a family is really but you have to say good bye sometimes
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but our friends we make and that was hans we rescued out of a fishing net
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and pounce actually um became our friend if was staying on board for
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four months and you can imagine how said it was when you
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had to leave for antarctica and how to swing be how thank
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the boat for about six hours still stands in the dark
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also and this early years of the expedition resell all uh
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happening with zero rising that's the crew nine depends in the sound loss they're
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living on two hundred sixty five fonts in oregon sixty on staff to
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leaf and then they have to squeeze in on the islands there still above
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sea level and then they have not enough for would not enough
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school material and it's the problem starts
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when you go to these places i think it's really important uh to going away remote to
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listen to learn these people and you really learned the most from this aboriginal people
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so this lady here monday rock to i ask or how you do it without the fridge because we didn't have
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at the for each on our code for seven years and and so we were asking how you do it
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and she showed me her for each it was a crackpot which you could what're in the two
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sides of that evaporates so that's physics like that
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is good stories couldn't nice about electricity
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that other wow that that's great technology in my home county when we run out of electricity
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for a week you will probably have silver than we can not runner microwaves reached
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but also a problem in this community says uh
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around the water packets more salty conceivably slicing
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so here on other islands in town that we have had a project to put solar panels on upon
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and then you pump seawater to remember on and then you can
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produce a drinking water for the people so that the
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local fisherman don't have to sell the fish rights to buy
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water or fuel to round this of the nation plants
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it's always important to stay there for a while that
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you it's really sustainable and people can at that
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we have had so far for if a want us from fifty four nations with us
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and we go more or less from university level down to kindergarten
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and the most important is really bad become with that
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positive approach and it's free for the schools
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but they have to come out with us and do than an investment in mental surveys
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the main lewis we have had planned the tree but mainly nowadays is collecting plastic
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and that became huge in the last eight years uh especially the oceans but they
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are really does start of the food chain best about it so much plastic
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for university students you have a program where we really encourage them
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to pair to do their own initiative if in there
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locally area in the region and the best ones from each
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continent we invite on the expedition every four years
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so that might be something maybe not yeah other other other reach you can
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think about the host one this a really great uh uh event
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now let's go once back uh to do expedition so what really was important step
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for us laws in here in the south pacific in east around and
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there are some storm clouds calming in beaver speculating that it will work out but
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you can go to school and come back and not real anchored boat
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and when you go back there was a huge kind of tsunami wafer approaching from out
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of this storm and out jane was just collapsing and that's twelve millimetres deal
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so for us it was really i ask all through start respecting nature when you like to survive for this
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expedition is probably a good picture for all of us when we like to survive um on this plan
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when you come through a new continent like here in south america
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um be encrypted brought and pen with eric the bicycles out
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of the pellets of these lupin bicycles as our bedroom
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and then the cycle to the schools and the next stop to next a mountain
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now you their lifestyle we have had in suits and losses a
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guide to have had maybe five or six pair of skis
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when you are on the road specially when you're cycling you like to be light and so getting
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rid of this other stores all this and asked for us and i would encourage you also
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i do remember maybe the top today but alas is really where you can never
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make it to the top of a mountain when you have a heavy backpack
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and you feel it's also good for your soul then your light you
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know independent it feel much better that's also good for the planet
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because imagine when every citizen of this planet would need five
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cars like in some places you have been in united
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states would just not work out and a five cars you have to work hard for insurance you have
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change five times the other five cars but you can only drive one the next totally no sense
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and and there is the climate change this gracious also
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are also retreating and like you're into well this
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a concern of well they're uh they have the problem but then
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you to the relative to plant but also for drinking so
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thirty percent of the students here but dion diarrhoea before
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they get twenty years old and to receive
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is mainly the count them naked water so that
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was a really good program from the
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it behind zurich so at least to provide the water it just the plastic bottle
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and i like to show that that really simple technologies workspace you know
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as soon as you have something complicated it's normally not working
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let's go once a to antarctica so our idea was to sailing to this uh
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billing house a baby to approach month means and the high speak here
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and to be verbal wanting to but i scores and that's you
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know a new highs there's are either bob wills there's c.
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o. two in it and like that you can actually i have a picture of what's going on with the climate
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as you know the climate is with like the weather's changing all the time
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but what's really scary at the moment is the speed of
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change where a lot of people input counties cannot that
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and what a lot of people's abilities that time frame that they're sometimes
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hundred thousand years in between of one period and a cold
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uh for us uh the problem was that we have had too much
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back and i said it was about three hundred fifty close
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to cross over pack as it was a nice shelf before we're always frozen and now
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the closures to just run into motion costing
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much more ah zero and pricing
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on the way back we have had the biggest problem when we run into floating container so
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there at about ten thousand containers most every year
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on lotions and it destroyed our rather
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oh couldn't steer the boat anymore and the broken rather
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cost so much stress to the boat that
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we are all that wouldn't work inside the boat break and then we
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got cracks in the broadway after entering repairing silicone in our socks
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and try to prevent too much water coming into the both so
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it was really life treating moments for about three weeks
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and that was just my life and die and leave are probably the happiest people when we sold hand again
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and everybody taught us that we have to compile your wife is pregnant
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and you have a broken vote just forget it but he couldn't because we promised
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each other that we tried at least twenty times and was not twenty
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so we have that fisherman helping us out welding the boat together again and
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heck no clue how we can continue because you happen we didn't have that sponsorship we have always to work
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missed a guide or submenus and others in the places we rented so um we
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came up with the idea to put the best both for the environment
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the example in the cruising wrote what you can do would you put technologies
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and so we got a lot of solar panels
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windmills and for also university joining in
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to optimise this technologies and we collect data
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to improve well this great technologies and now it's
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really i laugh since about a sixteen years
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you will see what's possible so we could use all our energy wait solar and wind
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and i can tell you that makes you happy because your independence and
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for my kids it's no problem you know one day when
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there's no win no sound that they have to step back and maybe go to sleep early and have no goodnight story but
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you have a relationship with your energy it's like when you grow your own salad in your back yard
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but there's a lot of the salad is much better on the table the same
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as with energy when you produce it yourself you have a relationship it
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but most important button and so when i was born and we used to swiss army knife actor knocks the dispersed to her
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and uh and thanks to experience you got new sales unrelated
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to continue and now uh uh last night no
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on wednesday night i was six charges but one
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our biggest concern is that the got washed overboard so that's why they're always connected with the line
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and i couldn't sleep for quite a while i think the last time i slept
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really person sound very and live by first to base in labour and um
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uh unfortunately i just got a call coming here to the conference but yes
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to fly out from the notify centre we are at the moment
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to reykjavik and that my youngest son now it's on uh the emergency
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unit uh so i probably see that i go back soon
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now um what the children the problem is when there's a storm
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um we have really by children some i know who was born in australia
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he tried out the fire extinguisher inside the boat use is
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very curious how things worked can imagine mashed messy produced
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so what you do in the first uh preserved expeditions weaver hanging up our children
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so that that don't do silly things inside the broughton for them it's found displaying helicopters
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and they don't hurt at every door openers somebody
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come to a continent like here straight yeah
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we have now also some unique yeah that helps us through approach to schools
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so off producing to you we have had should have just screws
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asking com server p. c. for about three four months in sydney australia and pen
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this cycle so we need about two years to psycho to schools in all states in australia
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and say oh there and that's really a mass for us and
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people are invited to un conference just talking i think the
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biggest problem is that people perl and do what they tell you
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you know i think you really have to do it
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and that's why it's for mass just a mass that the cycle sail and rock
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when we went to asia recycled pen all the way up
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to what's everest and my vie for scaring and the
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waveform on fault all the way up to everest base camp so women are really strong with a man
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and we've heard and also cleaning uh mountains surrounding avarice then on everest
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and after that we were cycling through whole t. backed to china
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to talk about x. ball a two thousand and ten in shanghai and
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i was really impressed about china how coach but you already
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they have really wonderful project so i was really curious be forever but i changed my mind
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no i could talk much longer about african so on so uh i have through
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a speed up a little bit let's go back once to the galapagos about the boss
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um nine years later we anchored at the same place in the
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galapagos when is that the around the world the first time
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and there was a seal parking around the boat so you can always come back your friends so it was hans
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well i tell you that you didn't have at the fridge so
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it's we had the provision sometimes for your uh it
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the perils there in the background but our actions in lemon speak even
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how life was like that is so good for about six months i was in the tropics
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water is quite an issue we need about two and a half litters of water but the person
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and when we sailed in the north pacific uh we were also collecting
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water samples to make sure the radioactivity coming out of japan
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unfortunately the nuclear stuff that's still in the ocean from the bomb testing since
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seventy so it is is too strong what you see from japan
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then a very became colder so call the first means more quotes we have noted thing
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and we've uh remote over venturing ben in alaska where really
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put also not of a data collection on climate change
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we're now small fishing town there's no role can going beyond that promotes the perks ten hours
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and we were fishing and hunting but we have had too much uh enough root for the winter
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and we were going to first going from the ocean to the highest point in north america the gnarly
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and still tend further down on a humpback whale
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protracted san francisco to do new sales
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and that was just before election and river cycling tours so on alice
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places and in some schools the principal told us okay you
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can put a presentation but you're not allowed to to use the
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term climate change and you just don't talk about evolution
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so we never have had account she uh like that so that's kind of interesting
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our kids they have always work to do like you're uh as i i don't know where to prepare our
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second hole is after the boat is a tent when recycle crime
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so that's our christmas party here in the tent not tent
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and vendor mending our sales to go into the arctic
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and i was playing soccer at the beach and sent to a girl and hurt my cat was and
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i had it's true but i mean to go rounds uh the two americas approach antarctic again
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and then uh i was operated and button to cover my bandage so
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i didn't have a plot for twenty four hours in my leg
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and nearly lost my legs i can imagine as a mountain guide when you're buying beer
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for mounts at the university hospital not knowing if you lose you away
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and at that time um that as a as a our second sponsor s. yes
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they got the new c. o. also throughout this is and but quit
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so we were some very without budgets and uh not knowing if we lose like
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but but that was really healing journey was then when we just went back to
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the boat and we went through the north west passage bets over alaska and
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and that canada and opened the new route but
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shows that it's really dramatic has lost
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in the far north that's a pull out there about how the kilometres off
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the coast looking for ice the neat sea ice to survive we could also go
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to sampling on my trip plastic there's already michael plastic up there and
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it was really sad to see especially the people that's in it
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like the pull of bursting need ice to survive to hunt
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and the suicide rate by teenagers is already by
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twenty five percent in some communities they
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so it's really last call and they're really great people what we try to do is
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really to help these people in a way to connect them with other schools
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but we we we meet to hunt the cargo population here not labrador going from
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eight home but thousands p. c.'s five years ago to nine thousand five hundred
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and we were kind of shocked when we saw this dolphin because they're always our friends playing in front out boat
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and we i asked my finger trent what's going on and he said you
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look i normally conceals but i have no choice i have two of
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fruit my four children so we cannot blame the in the roots maybe
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go for a whale of a dolphin but don't cause problem
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so i really hope but today you also sink ones
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that you can move from to stay on
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that the performing that's not what we really can stop the warming
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but also this polar bears can survive this in with people
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but also the glacier just about few really rich
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i think it's a mass for the coming generation but back now
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and we are not sure it now in the um
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in
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iceland and back to greenland and they have no choice to get now
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also are 'cause and or 'cause because there's snow pack ice anymore
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and we have uh just came now from there um it took
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me for my son twenty seven hours i was travelling now
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and we have had programs to introduce climbing you just you just here
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because the child abuse alcohol jocks is just terrible because that
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just don't see how would the uh changing one
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and that's really sad to see so that's a little bit uh
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our project to explore the best examples tunes powers many
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people especially students as possible to act and i'm i'm
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i would like to ask used uh to it
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uh tell me some questions if you have something that's not very
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clear but that too and i really like to stress again
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it i think the best investment is really even kits in education
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but we are to decision makers in some years terrible shape
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the future that reached present or future so when you're talking about energy today we
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about society about economics i think the
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police is really our children
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and we should always have them and focus across the pace
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of r. x. p. since that's such an um huh
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that's in the really nice thing covered that stands
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for mothers to thank you very much how
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don't really thank you very much um we just we're running a little bit
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late but does anybody have a question where the there's if there's anything
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that has come out of this i had long um which is a bit of a note to question what do you do with the pampers
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uh that's a very good question um so first uh we try to just to use like in the olden days to
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watch it but when you push it with salt water you don't have a lot of water we're collecting rainwater
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uh and so uh the so that's not a very nice for the skin of the baby
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and then you got the the nation from a supermarket in patagonia with tempers
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and we have had the other one kevin of pampers because we we
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have had no idea how many we need for about eight months
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and the the uh then that we collected them but the problem with pampers news
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when you have one cute cat and full when they're actually really full with the stuff in it ministry times more
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then you have not then you run out of space so um we tried to try then
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and back but it's really smelly and the finally out we were able to just hear the
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stuff inside out and that's that you're type uh that uh that that agreeable and um
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just keep the plastic and that's uh yeah that's the way we do it at the moment yeah
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okay thank you can i have three children i have a little little been that it's uh
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that doesn't smells about that i don't have to do one year's worth of pampers
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because maybe check is anybody got a question yeah oh we'll move on to the next uh uh item on the agenda
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i actually it's very inspiring for me um you know the the one that is just hole
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um how much one can push ones actually in this uh curls on this generally
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because this is some crazy stuff you're doing but you're just doing it so
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to me um the the last was take action do stuff and you'd be surprised how much you

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Conference program

Welcome
Corinne Feuz, Coordinatrice d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:48 a.m.
Welcome
Patricia-Dominique Lachat, Préfète du district d’Aigle
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:49 a.m.
Welcome
Philippe Grobéty, Syndic d’Ormont-Dessus
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:54 a.m.
Introduction: What way forward for the villages?
Michael Liebreich, Fondateur et vice-président d’ecovillages
25 Aug. 2017 · 9:59 a.m.
Inspiration: Top to Top Global Climate Expedition
Dario Schwoerer, Climatologue et guide de montagne
25 Aug. 2017 · 10:07 a.m.
Beyond skiing, revisiting the ski resort experience
Isabelle Frochot, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
25 Aug. 2017 · 10:36 a.m.
The heritage of the Youth Olympic Games (JOJ Lausanne 2020) , for the Vaud Alps
Ian Logan, CEO Lausanne 2020
25 Aug. 2017 · 12:11 p.m.
Urbanise the Swiss Alps
Fiona Pia, architecte
25 Aug. 2017 · 1:58 p.m.
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