15 plants to clean up your indoor air

Air pollution kills millions of peopleĀ  as we have seen previously. But what is little known is that indoor air pollution kills as much as the outdoor one. This is because of carbon monoxide and other chemicals we are using in our homes. Mother Nature Network published in 2012 a brilliant article on how 15… Continue reading 15 plants to clean up your indoor air

The value of a well insulated home

While browsing Cleantechnica I found the answer of a key question I have been having ever since writing my Master’s thesis. French houses are leaky ” thermal collanders “ as 20 million accommodations have to be weatherized. Potential savings could be the equivalent of 200 TWh of electricity per annum, knowing that the total electricity… Continue reading The value of a well insulated home

China & the USA to ban incandescent light bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are a relic of the past, a vastly inefficient past. Modern alternatives like CFLs and LEDs consume five to ten times less energy. For these reasons, the European Union or Australia have already phased them out. More countries will be doing the same, namingly the United States and China. The latter will… Continue reading China & the USA to ban incandescent light bulbs

HOME : a must watch movie

On June 5th, for World Environment Day, the French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand released globally a brilliant environmental film, Home. It is available for freeĀ on Youtube in many languages. To the message carried by this film, we have ten years to change the way we live and avoid the worse with “the depletion of natural… Continue reading HOME : a must watch movie