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What is a “positive economy”?

French President François Hollande has recently received a report he had commissioned on positive economy; at the end of September, the 2nd edition of the LH Forum brought together those seeking to develop…

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CropMobster: An Early Warning System For Food That’s About…

Instead of having 40% of food go straight into the trash can, a farmer from California created an app which would make it go to the people who need it. Cropmobster is an 'instant alert' service that notifies…

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Evian supports the “Drink Up” campaign in the United States

As part of her commitment to promote healthier lifestyles among the children of America, First Lady Michelle Obama has just launched a programme to raise awareness of the benefits of water. Evian is one…

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Destination Changemakers: a world tour of social business

Two French students travelled the world to learn more about social business and work with social entrepreneurs in the Philippines, India and Senegal. They are back now, bringing a number of ideas with…

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Siel Bleu and SenseSchool partner up to offer elderly people greater…

This winter, non-profit organisations Siel Bleu, which provides adapted physical activity for the elderly, and SenseSchool, a social enterprise born in the MakeSense…

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Blue Petroleum: the first artificial oil that reduces CO2 emissions

Meet Spain-based start-up BFS, which produces a new kind of oil, obtained through the accelerated transformation of carbon into fuel. This company is one of the many striving to find an answer to our energy…

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Laura Palmeiro: “The challenge is to show how environmental actions…

Laura Palmeiro, VP Finance Nature at Danone, is a key player in Danone’s actions to reduce its carbon emissions and assess its results. For Down to Earth, she looks back at her career, and forward to…

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Interview: Dr. Michael Mann, Climate War Veteran

If there was a medal for fighting the climate war, Dr. Michael Mann should probably get one. In the last decade he has been at the front lines of the fight over climate change, most noticeably as the researcher…

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We need sustainable role models

These are our society's role models, living the dream of countless schoolchildren. But the life they convey is not only unsustainable – it is increasingly unavailable.

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« If we can translate that connection that we have with…

The little girl who gave a speech at the 1992 Earth Summit has grown up. But she has lost nothing of her fighting spirit and her concern over the future of the planet. Here is an exclusive interview.

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