Two tips for more sustainable vacation

Hello all ! I took a few days off – but not by the sea as the illustration might suggest – and this the occasion for me to share with you two ideas that will make your vacation a bit more sustainable. First thing first, when leaving for a week or two, don’t hesitate to … Continue reading Two tips for more sustainable vacation

Why – good – public transportation matters

I could say a lot of bad things about public transportation in Paris : they’re noisy, smelly, dirty, overcrowded in peak hours and not exactly cheap and most of all, not reliable at all. But they slashed my CO2 emissions by almost 10 kg per day. So, according to the RATP, during the eight months… Continue reading Why – good – public transportation matters

USA unveil $53 billion high speed rail investments

American high speed rail supporters, rejoice ! To Ecogeek : ” Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Obama administration is investing $53 billion in high speed rail development over the next six years.” Yes, you read it right : President Obama is really willing to invest nearly 40 billion euros in high speed rail… Continue reading USA unveil $53 billion high speed rail investments

SNCF, à nous de vous faire préférer le train ?

The French National Railways want us to believe their service is so good you will ditch your car and take only trains. At first I thought so as the SNCF indeed enabled me to avoid a tonne of CO2 emissions in 2008. But between their often prohibitive tariffs and their repetitive and long-lasting strikes I am… Continue reading SNCF, à nous de vous faire préférer le train ?