Why don’t we hear about the ozone layer anymore, and when will we stop hearing about climate change?

What can we learn from this collective endeavor against the thinning ozone layer in the 1908s, and how can we replicate this success in our fight against climate change and biodiversity loss today?

[#FutureGenerations series] Julia Bodin: radical changes through dialogues

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Julia Bodin, founder of Let's Talk Waste and co-founder of Future of Waste. We discuss the power of dialogues, open-mindedness and open-heartedness in order to find out solutions that make sense for all involved people.

[Recap] Saving forests – a special issue of National Geographic

In May 2022, National Geographic released a special issue called “Saving forests” and how they are the key to protecting the planet. Here's a recap of this issue.

Over-consumption in pop music: not a fan’s fault

Her favorite band drops a new album, Trang, an office worker, pre-ordered eight CDs. "Why that many?", you may ask. The reasons vary, but the roots of this excessive purchase lie between fans' support for their artists, problematic music charts and music labels’ sale tactics.

[#FutureGenerations series] Researcher Lan Nguyen: Environmental activism starts with being at peace with oneself 

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Lan Nguyen, researcher in environmental economics. We discuss the challenges for future generation from a researcher's perspective and her project in mangrove forests.

[#FutureGenerations series] External Advisor Olivier Dubray: “It is time we designed a new global system that favors cooperation”

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Olivier Dubray, a French external advisor at Bain & Company. We discuss the biggest challenges of future generations according to Olivier, from his experience of 37 years working on sustainability corporate strategies.

[#FutureGenerations series] Activist Duong Dang: “The biggest challenges must now be tackled at a local, micro-level”

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Duong Dang, a Hanoi-based activist. We'll discuss the biggest challenges of future generations according to Duong, and her projects in helping voice up the marginalized ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Waste is a Failure of Design – The first year in review

Once my friend asked what my "first five-year plan" was for this blog. I said, well, to keep it going for at least five years?

Valentine’s day: buy me a flower or plant me a tree? 

The beautiful bouquets we fall in love with every celebration, where do they come from? We explore the basics behind cut flowers in this article.

Biodiversity: understanding the basics to start taking action (for real)

What is the thing that everyone agrees that it is of absolute importance - but actually does not give a damn about? Yes, it's biodiversity. It's time we talk about this. In this article, we'll discuss the definition of biodiversity, the different types of biodiversity, drivers of biodiversity loss.

The 3 levers to decarbonize industries: their feasibilities and levels of efficiency

We'll discuss 3 levers to decarbonize industries, including the modification of the energy mix; reduction of waste heat and electrification; carbon capture, storage and utilisation of hydrogen.

A 2022 Challenge: Five things to inspire a less-waste lifestyle

If you are looking for a meaningful fun challenge for your 2022, and if you are still perplexed with the complexity and grandeur of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradations, this article is designed just for you 🙂

“Green” investments and savings: struggles and ideas

Why are investments and savings such an important discussion in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss? We discuss the reality of "green" investments and savings, and ideas worth looking at as an investor.

A white paper and a change of mindset: roles & capabilities of industries & businesses in the environmental shift

We're very happy to announce that with my colleagues at Stim, we just published a white paper called “Entreprises: how to reinvent to truly contribute to the environmental shift?”!

Alleviate the inherent inefficiency – case of small, local initiatives

We'll discuss two reasons leading to an inherent inefficiency that is probably not solvable and not eliminable, but can only be alleviated. 

A diet of sound: mindful notes to enjoy music in the streaming era

In the era of music streaming, it seems that we are consuming less materials for recording music. Has the carbon footprint of recorded music been reduced? We shall explore the environmental impacts of different recording formats and suggestions for less energy-demanding ways to enjoy music.

How to enjoy exotic flavors we have grown to love in Europe, without leaving a huge carbon footprint?

Today, it is quite unimaginable for Europeans to skip on chocolate, nor coffee or tea, or sugar, pepper, bananas, avocados…What are ways to enjoy these flavors without leaving too much ecological damage? We'll discuss sailing, greenhouses using thermal mass, heat sink, geothermal energy, compost heater, and fruit walls.

Forest garden or edible garden: a quick and practical guide to the concept

Why should we introduce forests back to our agricultural system? In this article, we'll discuss the history of forest gardening, the importance of creating a self-sustaining and low-maintenance agricultural system, with several practical information and resources for those who want to install their own forest garden.

Lesser-known renewables: tapping into the power of Nature

Wonders and damages have been done during the 300-year reign of fossil fuels. We are now presented with even more renewable energy sources to choose from. We'll discuss low grade & high grade energy, heat and electricity, biomass, biogas, biomethane, geothermal energy and solar thermal.

Different sources of energy: which one is less “bad”?

Any choice we make on our energy source will have an impact on the environment. Something that does not have an impact simply does not exist. In order to make informed choices, we'll examine here the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources: coal, oil, natural gas, hydropower, wind power, solar power while comparing their energy density and carbon intensity.