832-381875 - An elderly resident of the village of Iwasoudane harvesting the rhizomes of organically grown Irises (Iris germanica) for natural cosmetics in Europe, Ait Inzel Gebel Region, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Africa
857-94641 - The Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, near Vadodara, India, is a tranquil haven of humanitarian care. The Ashram is hugely sustainable, next year it will be completely carbon neutral. Its first solar panels were installed in 1984, long before climate change was on anyones agenda. Their energy is provided from solar panels, and wood grown on the estate. Waste food and animal manure is turned inot biogas to run the estates cars and also used for cooking. Solar cookers are also used, and the air conditioning for the hospital is solar run. 70 % of the food used is grown on the estate. They provide an orphanage, schools for all ages, vocational training, care for the elderly, a specialist cancer hospital withstate of the art machinary, and even have a solar crematorium. This shot shows solar panels that focus the suns rays on heat exchangers to boil oil, which is then sent down to the kitchens below to heat the cookers.
746-88132 - Monastery Heiliger Geist (holy spirit) with medieval buidlings used then as home for elderly and poor and sick citizens. The Hanseatic City Stralsund. The old town is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Europe, Germany, West-Pomerania, June
857-92684 - An elderly woman is running in the hills of Chamonix. She is close to finishing the extremely exhausting UTMB race. The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland. The distance is approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), with a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m. It is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in Europe. It's certainly one of the largest with over two thousand starters. The combined participation in all of the events is approaching 10 thousand runners. While the best runners complete the loop in slightly more than 20 hours, most runners take 30 to 45 hours to reach the finish line.