I posted this earlier today somewhere else on the Web and given the immediate response I thought I might as well share that with the broader public of this blog.
For this week’s article I am proposing an altered version of the first paper I wrote for tthe sustainable strategy seminar during the course of my MBA in Sustainable Business and Energy at Presidio Graduate School.
As I am writing my 1800th article in eight years I would like to take some time to reflect on our common climate / energy situation, Corporate (Social) Responsibility and my own life.
Here is an inspiring book replete with paradigm shifting ideas and examples. Frances Moore Lappé provides here a real must-read book that will energize its readers and give them all hope for a better world.
Making it do, making it last, mending it : this is something that our parents or grandparents were doing but that we don’t do it nowadays anymore. This is bad for our environment and our societies. Here is a reflection. What do my wallet, my suitcase and my swimming goggles have in common ? They… Continue reading Sustainability at work : repair, reduce and reuse
I thought a short video might be interesting to end this week. It’s called Petroleo and it was done by two animation students at Gobelins, The French Ecole de l’Image. This was done during a Cartooning for Peace workshop. An idea from famous French cartoonist Plantu, Cartooning for Peace offers higher levels of visibility to… Continue reading Friday video : Petroleo
Here is a great idea for the million of Christians around the world. To Climate Progress : ” For many Christians, the 40-day period of fasting and reflection before Easter known as Lent is a chance to get in mental and spiritual shape. “ ” (…) this year, thousands of Christians worldwide are making a… Continue reading New 21st century idea for Lent : giving up carbon
I don’t like International Women’s Day for the same reason I don’t like Earth Day : the issue of equality between men and women is too important to dedicate just one day. But if this is necessary to advance on the issue, ok, let’s talk about it. Climate Progress has an interesting reflection on women… Continue reading Women, equality and climate climate
Here is my latest reflection on Cleantechies : ” The more I delve into energy and climate issues, the more this seems completely evident : we should prefer energy efficiency and sobriety over renewables.“ ” Making efficiency a priority – whereas renewables are the priority nowadays – will without a doubt benefit the consumer, the… Continue reading Prefering efficiency and sobriety over renewables
Further to the discussion I had with Kiashu in the previous post, I thought a recent post from the Oil Drum would be appropriate to continue our discussion on why it seems we have to consume always more and if there are alternatives. A British organization wonders in it’s latest report if we can achieve… Continue reading Prosperity without growth
I am currently wondering why are energy conservation and efficiency so unpopular. Indeed, these solutions can cut significantly our greenhouse gases emissions and enable us to save huge amounts of money. Most governments are putting money on renewable energies or stuff like “clean coal“. Instead of the latter, why aren’t they instead investing in solutions… Continue reading Why is energy conservation so unpopular ?
A US study shows that the vast majority of people believe they won’t be harmed by climate change. However, it will affect each and everyone of us in the middle or long term as temperatures rise. Similarly, many people still believe someone else – the Chinese, the Americans, the companies, the neighbor with his huge… Continue reading Will climate change affect everyone but you ?