Sustainable development


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Ten years ago I was starting this website as a blog. One of my goals was to show my passion for what was then called sustainable development and much more: energy issues, the environment and so on.

Celebrating ten years of blogging



According to Courrier International, the rate of people living under extreme poverty  – less than $1.25 a day – has been halved in the past two decades. This spectacular progress can be partly explained by the impressive economic growth in Asia. As an example, Bangladesh – which for many years […]

Extreme poverty is decreasing




While reading Richard Branson’s latest book, Screw Business As Usual, I came across an interesting concept : the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid. The term refers to the basic goods and services to sell to the poorest people. To a report from the World Resources Institute quoted in […]

The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid


According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) , there are currently one hungry person out of eight on this planet. This represents 842 million people, or around twelve percent of the global population. While this is still a whole lot of people and way too much of them, […]

World hunger keeps on decreasing



This is the question I am currently asking myself often as I discard every day my used tea leaves – I drink around a litre of tea every single day – and other fruit skin and peel as well as other compostable stuff into my refuse bin. As I have […]

Could we get a composting bin ?


I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. […]

Worth an article – my April 2013 tweets


A long time ago, when Verda Vivo’s author was still writing her awesome blog, I discovered that you could clean up with natural products. Ever since, I have been using vinegar for some of my cleaning. So if you are new to natural cleaning products, you can check Verda Vivo’s […]

How to do your spring cleaning naturally



Here is another post I wrote for Cleantechies. This times I am having a look at teleworking, an interesting practice to slash carbon dioxide while increasing well-being. Here is the introduction : ” According to a new study, 16.7 percent of French employees were teleworking at least once a week […]

Over four million French employees telework


I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. […]

Worth an article – my February 2013 tweets


I am a huge New York Times’ fan. I have been reading this newspaper for at least a decade. This is why I was particularly shocked when their management decided to stop their Green blog. Despite this, they keep on publishing great articles. Like their editorial on why President Obama […]

Thomas Friedman on the necessity of the carbon tax