Reflection

Sustainability at work : repair, reduce and reuse

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 …

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Friday video : Petroleo

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 …

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New 21st century idea for Lent : giving up carbon

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 …

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Women, equality and climate climate

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 …

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Prefering efficiency and sobriety over renewables

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 …

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Prosperity without growth

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 …

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Why is energy conservation so unpopular ?

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 …

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Will climate change affect everyone but you ?

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 …

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