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.
Dear all, friends and unknown, humble visitors to loyal susbscribers and followers, I would like to wish you all a happy and sustainable new year 2015. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns EIGHT.
A few weekends ago I was fortunate enough to go with great friends to La Barra, a beautifully stunning beach in the Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga on the Pacific coast of Colombia.
The photos I took do not lie, the place is simply magnificient and a great spot to spend a few days far away from civilization. Please go to my Flickr gallery for more pictures. The major tiny backside is that the beach is dirty.
And no I am not talking about the black sand, but about the plastic trash littering the place. Dozens if not hundreds of plastic bottles but also sandals, tampons, bags litter the place.
Dear all, it is with a distinct pleasure and pride that I am announcing you that after ten years of hard work, my efforts finally paid off and that I have realised one of my dreams : I am now working in the renewable energy industries.
I am indeed currently employed by Biotec, a bioenergy company whose main offices are near Cali, Colombia… Yes , you read that right : I am currently in the Colombian countryside to promote the company and increase its communications efforts.
This three-month consultancy mission – ending in mid-August – will be the occasion for me to redesign their website, improve their newsletter among other things.
Coal is the environmental enemy #1. It releases huge amounts of CO2 into our atmosphere and pollutes our soil and water. So when Grist writes on how 12 communities around the world stopped the expansion of coal I had to share.
This happens as ” According to 2010 projections by the EIA, coal consumption in the non-OECD world will increase by 23 quadrillion BTUs between 2007 and 2020. That’s roughly the equivalent of (…) a thousand coal-fired generators. “
The 12 examples taken from the article are from Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Australia, Colombia and the Philippines.
While browsing old articles on Sustainablog, I found one that I particularly liked on successful huge reforestation projects. I learned many cool things and thought that was well worth a post.
” Governments, NGOs, and even for-profit companies recognize the environmental and economic losses caused by deforestation, and are working to restore the health of these important ecosystems.”