This summer I went to Indonesia with my husband Fernando. It was my very first time in Asia. We traveled to Bali and Mentawais, a small archipelago about 150 km off Sumatra’s coast. Getting to know the Mentawais was a great experience but I was a bit disappointed. … More Awareness and action
The three biggest meat companies in the world emit more greenhouse gases than France and its 67 million inhabitants. Yes. Our diets have a huge impact on climate. The good news is: you can easily change this. And it doesn’t necessarily mean going vegan. You don’t need to go that far if you can’t imagine life without meatballs. A plant-based diet once a week is already helpful to avoid dangerous climate change. And you also do your health a favor. … More Wanna help yourself and the planet? Eat less meat
About four months after having seen hotels for wild bees pop up at the Cité Universitaire, in Paris, I can say it works. This Summer I was pleased to see numerous bees buzzing from flower to flower in this amazing green area. … More Hotels for wild bees – ça marche !
Les Alchimistes collects bio-waste in the French capital with reduced carbon emissions and social inclusion. The waste is turned into compost, to be sold to urban agriculture. Relying on investments from various institutions, including the city of Paris, it has Foundation Cartier as its first double client: paying for waste collection and buying the fertiliser. … More Making money out of waste: the compost made in Paris and the pioneers behind it
This green urban furniture is standing tall at a sidewalk of a crossroad connecting avenue Général Leclerc and Rue d’Alésia, where more than 72 000 cars pass every day. The column style isn’t new for Parisians. It resembles the Morris column, used as an ad platform since the 19th century. But this one has another … More Microalgae fight air pollution and climate change in Paris
I was amazed to see shelters for bees to pop up across Paris. This one is at Cité Universitaire, where there are at least four hotels alike. It contains different natural materials, such as wood, clay and bamboo, to host a variety of species. Bees are the champions of pollination, an essential service for food … More A hotel for wild bees
Recently I attended a conference in Paris aimed at answering this question, which, by the way, I repeatedly ask myself. I used to love eating seafood. Actually, I still like it, but now, before ordering a sushi, I think twice, three, four times… and most often I give up. … More Should we still eat fish?
Willing to be part of the solution for our global problems, two French guys working on environmental issues decided to set up a sustainable collective house in the Parisian region. The goal? Be as ecological as possible. … More Welcome to Maison Bleue, an eco cohousing in Paris
A WWF’s new report shows in numbers what we all, at different extents, are witnessing: animals are disappearing from this planet. In the last 40 years, more than a half of all mammals, birds, fish and reptiles disappeared. … More Want to help save wildlife? Start with what you eat
Many people think their relationship with waste ends when they throw the trash they create away. As long as they cannot see it they don’t think about the trash twice. But as there is no “away” in our planet, the unmanaged waste, especially the materials that don’t biodegrade, such as plastic, accumulates in the environment, … More Making our trash visible
Within a few years, disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery could be a thing of the past in France. In 2020, all plastic tableware sold in the country will have to be made from at least 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home. This proportion has to grow to 60% by 2025. … More France, the first country to ban single-use plastic cups