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.
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 ! 🌿🌏☀️
On 10 December, Thibaut, our Head of Communications, represented The Climat’Optimists at one of UNESCO’s Liaison Committee meetings, where candidates for the Liaison committee Presidency expressed their interests in being elected.
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) 📝
Happy World Bee Day, everyone! And with that, we have a major announcement for you: our team is growing 😀
Welcome to Fabien, our new Urban Greening Officer! Revegetation and reintroducing nature to our surroundings is one very important way we can mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure the preservation of biodiversity 🌿🌏☀️
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! 🍫
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.