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Eating less plastic

17 January 2024

Thousands of chemicals, depending on the product, are used to make it harder, softer, or more flexible. These chemicals include bisphenols, such as bisphenol A – BPA   and phthalates, which can flow into the food touched by plastic, especially when that plastic is warmed. Any plastic item—bag or bottle, toy or chair—starts to come […]

A great deal of good news for 2024

13 January 2024

We need to face immense challenges head-on, the best is possible. But we must not despair, we must look at the lights and smiles that light the way, and use them to move forward. A treaty has been signed by some 70 countries to protect the high seas, from 2025, from excessive incursion by deep-sea […]

The Compromised Planet

3 January 2024

The compromised planet :  “An existential enquiry into the nature of creativity , sustainability and being part of the human race . . . a deep look at the most fundamental of human impulses.”  Thank You Roxane Grioche – Baum  Now we know what we did not know. Now we have seen mot just a […]

POST COVID Cities

15 December 2023

Overall I believe we can look forward to a period where cities in this post-Covid period, can become more regenerative and create hope for resolving the deep issues of urban sustain- ability. Circular economy, hydrogen economy processing of industrial products, new fuels for shipping and aviation, will start to provide the last technologies and urbanism […]

Should this year’s COP28 be the last?

29 November 2023

Tomorrow the COP 28 in Dubaï is opening . It was no longer a question of debates, observations or declarations of intent, but a real commitment, with figures, made in front of the whole world, for observers and future generations to see. It was also a great success for European and French diplomacy, which managed […]

Nature , Biodiversity and Health

2 October 2023

Nature and biodiversity play a vital role in protecting human health ; the ways nature and ecosystems can support and protect health and well-being and describes how nature degradation and loss of biodiversity can threaten human health. These findings can be summarized in 3 key messages Nature provides the basic conditions for human health. For […]

From Microplastic to Nanoplastic

22 September 2023

Fragments of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in length are known as “microplastics,” The scientists have started to refer to even more microscopic fragments—generally smaller than 1,000 nanometers—as “nanoplastics.” In a 2019 report, the World Health Organization found that we’ve unknowingly ingested microplastics for decades without clear negative consequences, saying that research into potential health […]

The only thing we need to change is how we think!

9 September 2023

We can transform our economy. We can do it with proven technology. We can do it at an affordable cost. We can do it with existing political structures. The only thing we need to change is how we think and how we feel. And this is where you come in. When we think about the future I paint, […]

The benefits of urban nature

11 July 2023

The potential of urban green and blue spaces to generate better health and well-being is outlined in a new report, which also presents methodologies to assess the value of these impacts on society. “Assessing the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being” is part of a growing body of evidence which […]

Summer 2023

30 June 2023

 Act for your planet team wish you a perfect summer:    

Sunscreen’s true effects on both people and the environment

29 June 2023

Sunscreen is supposed to protect us, not hurt us The common ingredients in most sunscreens are harmful to aquatic life, such as the organisms that form and live in coral reefs Whenever you apply sunscreen, there are instructions to wait before entering the water. But regardless of the time you wait, the sunscreen still comes […]

2022 5th-warmest year : by NASA

17 January 2023

NASA says  : 2022 5th-warmest year Earth’s average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the 5th-warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. And the past nine years have been the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This means Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1.11 degrees […]

SDGs : Universal Call

11 January 2023

The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls. Sustainable Development Goals :  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals […]

What life in 2030?

2 January 2023

To preserve the climate, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. We no longer have a choice. For the planet and to avoid global warming of 1.5°C, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 20 by 2050. But what does it actually represent in everyday life to […]

The Human Development Index is declining

17 December 2022

For the first time in the 32 years that UNDP have been calculating it, the Human Development Index, which measures a nation’s health, education, and standard of living, has declined globally for two years in a row. Human development has fallen back to its 2016 levels, reversing much of the progress towards the Sustainable Development […]

A quarter of our carbon footprint is due to food.

12 December 2022

  Eating organic, local and seasonal saves 80 kg of CO2 per person per year. A good reflex to preserve the climate and eat better. Because if n is used to finding a lot of food products at unbeatable prices at the supermarket. But when we look at our health and the environment, we realize […]

Ensuring food security : a global imperative

2 December 2022

With  the eighth billion human on the planet, we meet at a defining moment for humanity.  The success  will be shaped by our collective success in the fight against climate change while having to feed a growing global population. Ensuring food security for all while protecting the planet for generations to come is not an […]

COP 27 : to rebuild the trust

10 November 2022

Representatives from government, businesses and civil society will gather in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the COP27,  27th conference of the parties , amid growing urgency to tackle the climate crisis.  This year’s meeting comes at a critical moment for climate action: just since the last COP, COP26 in Glasgow, multiple overlapping crises have threatened […]

Adapt, a necessity!

17 October 2022

Climate change is already causing heat waves, floods, impacts on agriculture… What adaptations should be made ? The climate is changing, that’s for sure.  Elsewhere in the world, record temperatures, forest fires, droughts, other floods reveal our vulnerability to the natural elements. This is all the more worrying as these events are expected to become […]

Are Tote Bags Really Good for the Environment?

14 October 2022

The short answer: No. A tote bag pollutes less than a paper bag, only if it had to be used a minimum of 173 times. They’re green in principle, but not in the way people use them. Misguided environmentalists constantly drill the idea that “reusable” bags are the environmentally friendly option, despite the fact that […]

Peoples’ climate vote

10 September 2022

The World’s Most Popular Climate Policies  After being asked about their belief in a climate emergency, and regardless of their views on that issue, all respondents in the Peoples’ Climate Vote were asked which of 18 climate policies they would like their country to pursue to address climate change.  The policies proposed represent some of the […]

Sustainable Development Goals

11 August 2022

Sustainable Development Goals   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 […]

Our fight against Global Warming

16 May 2022

Vulnerable Miami Aspen Institute has just closed the first of the 3 meetings dedicated to the Climate; #aspenideas climate . And what could be more normal than choosing the hottest city in the United States: Miami “A living laboratory for Climate Change” as Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami Dade, reminds us, who makes “Climate, […]

Earth day : the 6 easy good habits !

22 April 2022

From home to office, there are plenty of good habits that are easy to adopt to preserve our environment and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some easy ideas: 1/ Think about your mode of transport Going to work other than by private car avoids more than 200 kg of carbon emissions. Giving up is […]

Plastic : You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

3 April 2022

“We all knew there was a rapid and extreme increase in plastic production from 1950 until now, but actually quantifying the cumulative number for all plastic ever made was quite shocking,” says Ms Jambeck , University of Georgia environmental engineer who specializes in studying plastic waste in the oceans. The new study, in the peer-reviewed […]

We can limit the damage

20 March 2022

Sadly, the world’s forests are actively being destroyed at an alarming rate. Protecting forests also benefits people. Around the world, a staggering 1.6billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. Forests provide food, fuel, housing materials, medicine, and other important resources. When forests are destroyed, these resources are lost too. Small, young trees aren’t able to […]

Recycled, sustainable, bio-sourced materials

7 March 2022

Responsibility of the industry… and of the citizen “Reuse requires setting up an industrial sector. For that, two things are needed: funding, and the need. Because if there is no bottle to wash, what is the point of building a washing plant? “, underlines the “Reuse and bulk” manager, for whom “mobilizing the consumer is […]

PLASTIC TRASH IS LITTERING THE EARTH

15 February 2022

  Mass production of plastics, which began just six decades ago, has accelerated so rapidly that it has created 8.3 billion metric tons—most of it in disposable products that end up as trash. If that seems like an incomprehensible quantity, it is!! Even the scientists who set out to conduct the world’s first tally of […]

The Last 7 years have been the warmest on the record as planet approaches critical threshold

12 January 2022

On an annual average, 2021 ranks slightly ahead of 2015 and 2018, with 2016 remaining the hottest. A new analysis by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, which tracks global temperature and other climate indicators, found 2021 was the fifth-warmest year on record.   The last seven years have been the seven warmest on […]

THE PROMISED PLANET By Roxane Grioche Baum

1 December 2021

The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but to act is the responsibility of everyone. `Roxane Grioche Baum shares with us her humor, and 20 years of experience spent at the bedside of the planet to question the leaders and actors of […]

REWIND : Rob Hopkins at the World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy In 2018, Rob Hopkins, initiator of the international movement of cities in transition, invited us to imagine a desirable future, to dream of an “ideal” world that we could build and take hold of. At the initiative of the podcast “What? What’s Next?”, Rob Hopkins […]

REWIND : Jeremy Rifkin at The World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Prominent figure in global forecasting and theorist of the “Third Industrial Revolution” (TRI), Jeremy Rifkin honors us with his presence for this REWIND mini-series. The initiator of the TRI in the former Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (2013) reviewed for rev3’s fifth anniversary, the dynamics of the region. […]

REWIND : Monique Leroux at the World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Guest of honor at the opening plenary in 2015, Monique Leroux takes a retrospective look from Canada. Commitment, acceleration and resilience: the former president of the Desjardins Movement shares her enlightened and optimistic vision of the world of today and tomorrow. Interview By  Roxane Grioche, […]

REWIND : Judy Wicks at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy A key figure in the “SUPER LOCAL” (2018) edition, American activist and entrepreneur Judy Wicks opens up the field of the local economy to address issues of inclusion and diversity and the need to reweave the fundamental links of a local community. Interview By  Roxane […]

REWIND : Shainoor Khoja at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy It is in a very particular context that Shainoor Khoja speaks from Afghanistan. Invited to the World Forum in 2019, the former director of Roshan Community (CSR branch of the operator of the same name) offers us a view that is both very aware of […]

REWIND : Bibi Russell at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Four years ago, Bibi Russell told Roxane that the world was about to change in order to put people back at the heart of everything. In 2021, the philanthropic fashion designer’s almost prophetic words resonate more than ever. Bibi now brings us new inspiring and […]

WRITING CHANGE : Literacy Initiative with Amanda Gorman

15 October 2021

To advance literacy as a “pathway to equality, access, and social change.” “I am honored to partner with The Estée Lauder Companies to activate change through literacy, and to represent a brand founded by such an inspiring and daring woman,” Gorman said in a statement. “Mrs. Estée Lauder shattered glass ceilings as a leader in […]

Welcome “The Promised Planet”

12 October 2021

Roxane Grioche Baum is the Author of : “The Promised Planet” How can we be respectful of the planet by being both efficient and utopian, asserting “that another world is possible” without being an impostor?The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but […]

Stop treating oceans like a ‘free grocery store’ : Sylvia Earle

5 October 2021

Affectionally nicknamed Her Deepness, 86-year-old Sylvia Earle is something of a living legend in ocean conservation. Born in 1935 in New Jersey, Sylvia Earle got her PhD in phycology (the study of algae) in 1966, at a time when career options for women were limited.In 1970 was recruited to lead the first all-female team of […]

Why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery?

15 September 2021

Building a circular economy will help to bring about the economic benefits that government leaders are looking for. The wheels of the circular economy have slowed over the past few years as the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an explosion in waste Increased material efficiency means less waste and more capital saved, and new business […]

HOW bring relief to survivors in Haïti?

23 August 2021

The earthquake compounds problems facing the impoverished nation, which is already reeling from a political crisis following the assassination of their president Moïse.       Landslide population exposure is now estimated to be significant. This means a lot more people are at risk from landslides than we initially thought. Road obstructions are also likely, […]

Encourage responsible ecological behaviours from the earliest ages.

21 August 2021

The more children know of the natural world, the more they’ll want to protect it When the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was published in early August. What was already being made increasingly obvious by 2021’s extreme weather events I confirmed : the burning of fossil fuels is “choking our planet and putting […]

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

15 August 2021

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already […]

Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence

24 July 2021

Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence Some experts fear climate crisis is leading creatures back to area where they were hunted almost to extinction Blue whales, the world’s largest mammals, are returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after an absence of more than 40 years. The first one was spotted off the […]

The Brutal 2021 Wildfire Season

4 July 2021

The West is a tinderbox this year, with heat waves and high winds through summer and fall expected to create the conditions for yet another brutal fire season. “It’s just scary,” Alexandra Syphard, chief scientist with Vertus Wildfire Insurance Services and an ecologist at San Diego State University. “We’ve seen these severe fire seasons year […]

A broken food system

23 May 2021

 Once upon a time, it helped a fast-growing population get fed and develop economically, fostering urban progress. However, this progress came at a cost. That is why today, for every dollar spent on food, society is paying two dollars in health, economic and environmental costs. FEEDING THE WORLD IN 2050 BY REDUCING FOOD WASTE Nowadays, consumers can make a […]

Let’s DO IT !

14 May 2021

Lets’Do It ! with Rainer Nolvak He is the chief motivator of Let’s Do It – one of the fastest-expanding civic movements in history. It was born in 2008 in Estonia, where 50.000 people came together to get rid of 10.000 tons of illegal garbage from roadsides, forests and towns, cleaning the entire country in […]

Climate Change / Global Warning 

24 April 2021

Official Definition Of Climate Change NASA’s definition of climate change says it is “a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea-level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, […]

Focus on regenerating natural systems.

14 February 2021

Is regenerative agriculture very different from organic agriculture, permaculture or other forms of sustainable agriculture?   Examples of Regenerative Agriculture Practices Working on cultivable land: by respecting the soil’s original structure, using adapted no-till techniques to protect micro-organisms and other earthworms, and trying as much as possible to keep soils covered to avoid erosion Fertilization: use organic […]

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak at UNESCO with Roxane Grioche

4 January 2021

Roxane Grioche à L’UNESCO Interview de Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, lors de la VIIIème Global Conference – UNESCO Paris – Juin 2013 : Roxane Grioche