WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2021 🦌

Today is World Wildlife Day ! This year’s theme is centered around forests, forest species, and their ecosystems. Our Co-President, Manon, wants to celebrate forest wildlife by inviting you to sign the petition launched by AVA France to end stag-hunting 🌲

Did you know that 68% of French people consider that their Government fails to protect animals on a daily basis? Although French lawmakers recently debated and eventually adopted the bill that will ban the display of wild animals in circus and the captivity of dolphins in marine parks from 2026, and generally puts an end to animal abuse in households; we think it is time to go even further. This law must signal a clear break with past political considerations of animal welfare.

Lire plus – Continue reading “WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2021 🦌”

Thibaut at the Forum Devenir Délégué 📣

Thibaut, Head of Communications, will attend the Forum Devenir Délégué organized by Open Diplomacy, in partnership with the HEIP and the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, from January 28 to 31, 2021.

More than 500 young French people will debate with politicians and international experts, especially on climate and sustainable development topics 🌏

Lire plus – Continue reading “Thibaut at the Forum Devenir Délégué 📣”

WE JOINED THE GENERATION MER COMMUNITY! 🐳

As you all know, one of our top priorities has always been protecting the oceans from land-based pollution. Remember when we contributed to the World CleanUp Day to preserve biodiversity and climate? 🚮

Within a year we were able to collect more than 5,800 cigarette butts, thereby saving 3 million litres of water! We also picked up a variety of litter —all of which should not be thrown out in the first place—, which inevitably would end up in the ocean 🙈

Quarantines prevented us from continuing our scheduled environmental cleanups, yet we stay committed to our goals to protect marine ecosystems and will keep on finding ways, programs and organisations which seek to act for the oceans 🐟

We are therefore thrilled to announce that we joined the Génération Mer community in order to pursue our commitment to ensure the health of oceans ! Scientists, athletes, explorers, associations, foundations, etc: together we are determined to raise public awareness about the necessity to protect oceans ! 🌿🌏☀️

Have a look at the charter here !

A Greener French Parliament for International Day for Biological Diversity! 🌿

Today marks International Day for Biological Diversity 2020! To mark the occasion, we wanted to propose that the French parliament lead by way of example, taking 3 simple – yet tangible – steps towards fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity:

➡️ Green Monday, with solely vegetarian food in the canteen once a week 🥗
➡️ Water fountains for people to refill, rather than plastic bottles from vending machines 💧
➡️ Fairtrade coffee only on offer ☕️

Our letter to President Richard Ferrand (page 1 above, page 2 below) 📝

International Day of Light 2020! 💡

Today marks International Day of Light 2020! And what better time to fight against – you guessed it! – light pollution? 🤗

With each and every lights-out operation that we undertake, we come across far too many shop fronts and shop signage left illuminated well after 1:00am, which flies in the face of prevailing regulations 😒 Lire plus – Continue reading “International Day of Light 2020! 💡”

FAIR-TRADE FORTNIGHT 🌿

It’s the beginning of the Fair-Trade Fortnight! And what better opportunity to promote the ethical and socially conscious approach adopted by certain brands, who believe that local producers of cocoa, tea, coffee, rice and coconut should receive more than peanuts for their produce! 🍫

According to Ademe, the French agency for environmental transition, in 2015, the average French person spent no more than a paltry €0.15 on ethically produced / sourced produce 🙈 Lire plus – Continue reading “FAIR-TRADE FORTNIGHT 🌿”

ON COURSE TO A BETTER WORLD FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 🐰

Alongside French animal rights NGO Convergence Animaux Politique, as well as 56 others, we wanted to express our desire that tomorrow’s post-Covid world be a better place for animal rights and for the environment!

Our demands to this effect include the following:

🐷 The end of intensive livestock farming.
🐯 The end of shows and spectacles involving wild animals.
🐰 The development of alternatives to animal-based experimentation.
🐶 Increased support for organisations that provide shelter for animals.

Lire plus – Continue reading “ON COURSE TO A BETTER WORLD FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 🐰”

PURELY COSMETIC! WHAT ABOUT A NON-TOXIC ALTERNATIVE?

Les Climat’Optimistes, The Climat’Optimsits, Cosmetisy, crème, DIY

What if lockdown and self-isolation represented the perfect time to try out something new in our cosmetics regimes? What if it gave us the opportunity to try a homemade alternative? And, above all, something without the usual toxins!

Back in 2018, we had the pleasure of meeting Eric, Co-Founder of Cosmetisy (check out the story here), who told us more about his cosmetics business and its unique value proposition.

Lire plus – Continue reading “PURELY COSMETIC! WHAT ABOUT A NON-TOXIC ALTERNATIVE?”