Diversity Is A Mindset, Not A Department

Bringing “diversity” into a company is not an assignment for one individual, as diversity can only work when everyone is on board. Accepting diverse backgrounds and opinions in a company must happen at every level of the organisation. It may … Continue reading

Interesting Site: EthicalDeal (Groupon goes Green)

Group buying with a purpose For this week, I thought I would point out a fairly new initiative that is a twist on Groupon.  It is group buying with an ethical flavor: ethicalDeal. As the site explains, ethicalDeal helps you discover … Continue reading

Sir James Dyson Airblade: Favourite Hair Dryer Status

As you travel around and visit the various public toilets, you tend to come across an ever growing array of hand dryers. Nothwithstanding the different ecological benefits, which obviously vary between units, some hand dryers are more effective and sleek … Continue reading

The Green Revolution(s) – Gre(at)en Article by Thomas L Friedman

I particularly enjoyed Thomas Friedman’s editorial in the New York Times (or International Herald Tribune) of June 25, 2009, entitled “The Green Revolution(s)”. For those of you are still not inclined to believe in the need to reduce man-made pollution … Continue reading

Starbucks opens eco-store, 50th in France

Starbucks France celebrated last week (July 1st) the opening of its 50th store in the country, with all the Starbucks high brass in attendance.  Located in the Disney Village at Disneyland outside of Paris, this store is the first “eco-responsible” … Continue reading

Henri Meiresonne Presents the State of Recycling in Europe

Henrie Meiresonne, CEO of Fost Plus Belgium and newly appointed President of PRO Europe, gave a speech in Paris on June 22, 2009, regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Green Dot (“Grüne Punkt” or “point vert“) in France.  Here … Continue reading

Parking Meter Cards in Paris – Way to recycle?

Another Idea for the Environment: Eco-Conscious Parking Cards I have long enjoyed the card machines that you use in Paris to pay for your street parking. Originally, you used coins to pay, then they introduced the prepaid cards (e.g. 10€ … Continue reading

Carrotmob for Paris? Wasting in the streets… at Cook

  No longer acceptable in today’s eco-age, above is an appalling example of waste, right under my nose. This restaurant, COOK, located on our street corner at 27 avenue Niel (Paris 17e), blasts these 4 electric heaters out onto the … Continue reading

Incandescent Light Bulbs banned in Europe by 2012

The European Union voted in October 2008 to ban outright incandescent light bulbs which transform a miserable 5% of the electricity into light. On Monday this week, they published the timing for the suppression of these inefficient incandescent bulbs over … Continue reading