Four reasons why I cycle to school

For the past few weeks I have been cycling to and from Pinchot University where I am studying for my MBA in Sustainable Business. I believe this was the right decision for many reasons.

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How to save money on your commute

CommutingMy current job – which I have been doing for almost a year now – makes that for the first time in my life, I have to commute by car. In my previous jobs I was indeed commuting by using public transportation or simply walking.

This current situation is quite embarrassing as I have been dedicated to help protect our civilization from climate change and environmental perils. This is also a financial issue as I spend over 100-120€ on gas each month.

So after reading an article from the French ADEME, I decided to cut my speed on my way back home by 10 kmph, saving fifty euro cents per day, or around ten euros per month.

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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  turn off the electricity completely in your house or flat. This will allow you to save electricity as appliances such as the fridge or the water heater are energy guzzlers.

Second tip : if you want to feel even more on vacation and break your work routine, ditch your car for the train. Sure it will take more time but you will be able to read, write or play while traveling.

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