28 victories for the planet
Here is the list of victories we participate in.
You can propose new ones!
For example: articles, video reports, conferences, books, movies... Impact: better understanding of what is at stake and how to deal with it.
For example: products without packaging, reusable tote bags that replace disposable ones... Impact: less waste produced (that otherwise ends up most of the time in landfills or incinerators).
For example: specific bins for organic waste, paper, plastics, glass, metals, bulbs... Impact: less waste end up in landfills or incinerators, easier to reuse and recycle.
For example: food produced locally, regional industry, local know-how... Impact: less energy necessary for its transport, and support to local employment.
For example: organic strawberries, organic yogurts, organic meat, tee-shirt made of organic cotton... Impact: requirements that respect more the environment, and without non-natural fertilizers or pesticides.
For example: tomatoes in summer, grapes in autumn, squashes in winter, seasonal fish, seasonal cheese... Impact: less energy necessary for its storage (and for its transport if it comes from far away).
For example: metal bottle reusable for years, metal razor with butterfly clasp and replaceable blade... Impact: without ingredients derived from petrochemistry, and less pollution of nature and living beings with plastic pieces (that take a very long time to decompose).
For example: wood, bamboo, hemp, flax, wool, earth, straw, stone... Impact: without ingredients derived from petrochemistry, and less energy necessary compared to transform the raw material.
For example: notebook made of recycled paper, socks made of recycled cotton and polyester, toothbrush with handle made of recycled plastic, nails made of recycled steel... Impact: less raw material necessary for production.
For example: craft beer, handmade furniture, artisan cheese... Impact: made in a traditional way, using high-quality ingredients.
For example: tennis racket, shoe cabinet, ladder, pullover, cutlery, office chair, vase for flowers... Impact: less material and energy necessary compared to produce the new product.
For example: shower head that consumes less, more effective flush, sparing watering system, rainwater collector... Impact: preservation of a resource that is essential for living.
For example: vegetal calories, lentils, vegetable soup... Impact: less water and land necessary for food production.
For example: more efficient radiator, tramway consuming less per passenger than electric car, solar water heater, reusable can for food, LED bulb... Impact: less dependence on power sources, possibility for other uses.
For example: car sharing consuming less per passenger, more efficient engine or boiler... Impact: less dependence on limited resources, and less CO2 emissions.
For example: use a bike, plant a tree, prefer companies that offset their carbon footprint... Impact: preservation of natural functioning of the atmosphere and brake on climate warming.
For example: solar panel, wind turbine, hydroelectric generator, wood stove (emitted CO2 captured beforehand by photosynthesis), geothermal energy, tidal energy... Impact: independence from limited resources, and without CO2 emissions or production of nuclear waste.
For example: products causing deforestation, ocean or soil pollution... Impact: reducing the interest for companies producing and distributing it.
For example: useless consumption of energy, food waste, unconscious resource depletion... Impact: highlight points where improvements can be done.
For example: cleaning product, shelves, toothpaste, cosmetics, fruits, vegetables... Impact: choose a method and ingredients that respect the environment.
For example: cell phone, trousers with a hole, car part, bike, lamp... Impact: less waste produced, and less material and energy necessary compared to replace the product.
For example: produce compost out of organic waste, find a new function to an object that was going to trash... Impact: less waste produced, and less material and energy necessary to produce the reused thing.
Resell or give instead of trashing or keeping without using
For example: old shelves not used anymore, books, dishes, clothes, tiles... Impact: less waste produced, and less material and energy necessary to produce the sold or given thing.
For example: beehive, haven for insects, natural reserve, sustainable forest exploitation... Impact: preservation of valuable ''eco-services'' (wrongly considered as infinitely available and free, for example pollination, oxygen production, balance between species, climatic balance, water purification, fascinating beauty, material supply).
For example: plastics in the sea, cans in the streets, bottles on the grass... Impact: less contamination, and more pleasant view.
For example: marches for climate, demonstrations, debates... Impact: see how many we are, and what we can do together.
For example: prefer some companies, some positions, back projects in this direction in one's team... Impact: spend time on this fundamental theme.
For example: mountain hike, forest walk, night under the stars... Impact: better connection with our planet, inspiration, and motivation.
Want to propose new victories?