Be the change you want  to see in the world

28 Jan 2017

=> I help clean nature and public spaces

=> I reduce environmental contamination

=> I fulfill my positive duty as a citizen

Yet another social media miracle: people now find it cool to pick trash up off the street. It’s called the “1 Piece of Rubbish” campaign! As it says, the idea is to pick one piece...

6 Oct 2016

→ I discover many tips and tricks to protect the environment

→ I turn my smartphone into an eco-coach

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s amazing how Mankind’s inventions can be used for good and evil alike! To illustrate this, I give to you exhibit A: a smartphone. Sometimes described as...

3 Oct 2016

→ I share my joys and inspire my circles.

→ I bring attention to initiatives that inspire me.

→ I’m part of creating constructive and positive trends.

Getting things moving means knowing what you want, what can be done, and acting to change the deal. But what about all those who don’t really do anythin...

2 Oct 2016

→ I support causes I’m sensitive to.

→ I use the Internet to call attention to important topics.

For a while I’ve been seeing petitions to sign run by on the internet (a few months ago it was about bulls in spanish corridas, today it’s about consumer product lifecycles), and so today, I’ve decided to...

30 Sep 2016

→ I always challenge my routine

→ I pay attention to labels

→ I reduce my carbon footprint

It had to happen one day - I got tricked! I wasn’t so used to going to organic stores before going abroad, so I’ve been picking things from the shelves without double-checking anything, because, hey, it’s organic...

25 Sep 2016

→ I get involved in decisions taken concerning my municipality

→ I am part of the major projects in my community

→ I express the real needs of citizens

It seems that topics related to society at large inspire me a lot these days. Perhaps it’s also because the school and business year is starting, but I...

24 Sep 2016

→ I meet new people

→ I’m useful to society

→ I focus on someone other than myself

Not so easy in our time-strapped lives to take time for someone else. Money? Doubters will say we’re never really sure how it will be used... Objects? Pessimists will say we never really know who will use it in the end.....

22 Sep 2016

→ I understand the campaign’s hot topics

→ I read each candidate’s project proposals

→ I compare each candidate’s position on major societal topics

Yes, it has started. The Right’s preliminary elections have launched the presidential race, culminating with next May’s swearing in of the French President...

19 Sep 2016

=> understanding the way our economy is organized

=> challenging the “I need more” mindset

=> regaining the value of life at a human scale

As I mentioned a few days ago, quitting television doesn’t mean squelching all information out. Today, I’d like to share with you a documentary that came out a coup...

17 Sep 2016

=> realizing how beautiful the planet is

=> being inspired to change to better habits

Not long ago I was lucky to experience something interesting that I’d like to share with you. During the “Congress of the Future”, a one-day event organized by the Institut des Futurs Souhaitables, we were put in a p...

16 Sep 2016

=> reconnecting with the real taste of things

=> reducing single-use wrappers

=> stepping back from crazy agrobusiness practices I support local businesses

Nobody is perfect, and that is also what I wanted to show when I launched “It All Starts With Me”. Very often, when I ask questions, when I make su...

15 Sep 2016

=> realizing, day after day, that the world is beautiful

=> spreading good vibes

=> positive projects inspire me

OK, yesterday when I recommended turning the TV off, it didn’t mean going on a news strike. Quite the opposite actually. How lucky you are to now go fishing for your own news sources, asking...

14 Sep 2016

=> shaking up my routine

=> winning an extra two hours a day to “do something else”

=> challenging the values conveyed by the mass media

As you have seen, up to now I’ve mostly shared eco-friendly tips with you. How to reduce my impact as a consumer? How to reduce the energy I use as I surf the web? Ho...

13 Sep 2016

=> reducing the number of useless emails sent

=> focusing on important news

=> reducing my carbon footprint

What can be more frustrating than all those unrequested newsletters that we receive in our inbox? Sometimes it’s advertisement that weaseled its way out of the spam folder, or information we sign...

11 Sep 2016

=> measuring my environmental impact

=> identifying my major sources of pollution

=> finding ways to change my habits

Changing the world, sure, but it’s good to learn where we’re at so that we can understand where to go. As care for the environment goes, it’s even more true that you must know your own...

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