France announces end of male chick culling

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France announced on Sunday that as of next year, male chicks can no longer be culledBeing shredded alive. Getting gassed. It sounds like a horror movie, but in fact, it’s the true crime genre. But no more, say the French.

Assembly of Satellite to Track World’s Water Shifts From US to France

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission took a big step toward launch this week when a team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California shipped the scientific heart of the satellite to France. Assembly of Satellite to Track World’s Water Shifts From US to France

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France announces end of male chick culling

AGreenLiving

France announced on Sunday that as of next year, male chicks can no longer be culled Around the world, about 7 billion male chicks are killed every year. Approximately 50 million of these unfortunates are born in France. France is the first country in the world, along with Germany, to end the crushing and gassing of male chicks,” said Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie on the daily news website Le Parisien, according to Reuters. Being shredded alive. Getting gassed.

France unveils measures to reduce energy use

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. percent of the total electricity consumed in France, this is only a necessary first step. France turn off the lights energy conservation energy saving energy use reduction

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France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber signed a joint declaration with the French government, paving the way for new collaboration on advancing clean energy projects in France. France plans to produce 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a strategy also intended to boost the national economy. At present, France’s wind energy capacity ranks sixth in the world. Business & Politics clean energy France Masdar renewable energy wind energy

France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases

Green (Living) Review

In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike. One way to empower more people to go for cleaner transportation options is to offer financial incentives, as Oslo recently demonstrated with its $1200 electric cargo bike grant , and France looks to be giving the idea a go as well.

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Experimental, ecological home is inspired by a tree in France

AGreenLiving

Although the experimental home visually stands out amongst its neighbors, the project was approved by both the Architect of the Buildings of France and the APP, an organization that protects the Parc des Princes district. Experimental, ecological home is inspired by a tree in France. Eco Green biomimicry buildings double facade energy efficiency experimental architecture france home-automation multifaceted paris project terrace

Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare

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Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare October 8, 2010 Headquartered right here in my hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina I had the pleasure of meeting with South of France Spa Naturals to learn more about and try their line of skincare products. I was also able to try their South of France body bar.

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Democratizing Our Food System: Frances Moore Lappé on Agroecology

Green (Living) Review

In a recent essay , Frances Moore Lappé , author of Diet for a Small Planet and co-founder of Food First , the Institute for Food and Development Policy , and the Small Planet Institute , argues that the primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system that views life in disassociated parts.

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'Ugly' fruit and vegetables prove a hit in France

Green (Living) Review

French supermarkets to expand initiative that sells "ugly" fruit and vegetables at a 30 per cent discount "Ugly" fruit and vegetables – such as bumpy oranges, two-legged carrots or misshapen aubergines – have proved such a hit in France that supermarket chains – which would previously dump them – are putting the produce on sale in thousands of outlets across the country.

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Vincent Callebaut envisions a carbon-neutral district for France

AGreenLiving

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has unveiled a bold vision to transform the heart of Lille, France into a carbon-neutral district capable of producing more energy than it uses. Vincent Callebaut envisions a carbon-neutral district for France.

Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020

Green Prophet

They both had a vision of building a team dream of Israeli cyclists that could do the legendary Tour de France with an Israel Cycling Academy (ICA). The post Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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Intergenerational living community in France upholds passive design principles

AGreenLiving

Supported by Studio Losa Architects and the Centre Communal d’Action Sociale (CCAS) of Clermont-Ferrand, one of France’s largest social action community centers, Clos des Vignes, is an intergenerational and inclusive village made with passive design principles. The ambitious project incorporates 40 units within eight buildings and a multifunctional hall in the city of Clermont-Ferrand in central France. Intergenerational living community in France upholds passive design principles.

France harnesses horse power to recycle waste

Green (Living) Review

Around 60 towns in France have started using horse-drawn carts to collect waste in order to reduce pollution, lower costs and limit noise. But, in those towns in France were this old way is in use it seems to be working and working well indeed. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Could the horse and cart be the new face of recycling?

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From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal. So, France was the place where mankind finally agreed to get serious about fighting climate change. Here at edie, we’ve pulled out some of the recent landmark announcements that prove that France isn’t just committed to slashing at carbon emissions, but intends to create a more sustainable living environment for its citizens.

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France Takes Producer Responsibility to New Levels

AGreenLiving

Buying less stuff is one of the most obvious ways … The post France Takes Producer Responsibility to New Levels appeared first on Earth911.com. Read more: France Takes Producer Responsibility to New Levels. Eco appeared-first are-constantly books consumerism earth911-com- most obvious-ways policy / legislation producer producer-responsibility product disposal ban unsold merchandise

Israel innovates the next smart city: meet them in France

Green Prophet

Next month in Nice, France meet some of Israel’s clean tech companies. The companies are sent with the support of the Israeli Embassy in France, Israel NewTech (CleanTech initiative of the Israeli Ministry of Economy), the Chambers of Commerce France-Israel and Israel-France and Team Côte d’Azur, Innovative City Conference through its partnership with Challengy.

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Timber Woody office in France embraces Paris’ largest park

AGreenLiving

In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of construction, French architecture firm Atelier du Pont has created an office for Santé publique France, the French public healthcare agency. Related: Railway enclave in Paris is transformed into a solar-powered mixed-use eco-district “This design symbolizes the mission of this institution, which oversees the health of everyone who lives in France ,” the architects explained in a press release.

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France has, in the beginning of June 2014, started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost the use of the bicycle to improve people''s health, to reduce air pollution and to cut fossil fuel consumption.

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Forests the size of France have been restored in the past 20 years

AGreenLiving

The area of restored forests is larger than mainland France and can store about 5.9 Forests the size of France have been restored in the past 20 years.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. The law comes into effect in 2020.French President Francois Hollande says the law aims to make France ‘an exemplary nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions , diversifying its energy model and increasing the deployment of renewable energy sources’ Viva la France!

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Germany & France claim recession over, for them

Green (Living) Review

While the growth in both Germany and France are but modest and some idiots keep claiming that Britain is out of the recession as well this is no way the truth. France and Germany coming out of the recession now because they did not have the same problems with the housing market and the financial sector. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German and French governments have both announced that the recession is basically over for their respective countries.

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A forgotten railway takes on new life as a new cultural destination in France

AGreenLiving

In the Alsace region of eastern France, Oslo-based architectural firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and French design studio Parenthèse Paysage have teamed up to transform the historic, 11-kilometer-long Rosheim-St Nabor railway into a new landmark celebrating local history, culture and the landscape.

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Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor

Green Prophet

One way readers against nuclear energy can appeal is by contacting authorities in Canada, Japan, France and Russia where the bidders are based. Business & Politics Energy Amman Canada France Japan Jordan Nuclear energy RussiaThere’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks.

IUCN to Make Nature’s Solutions Central to the World Water Forum in France

Green Prophet

Thousands of people will gather for the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France between the 12th and 17th of March, 2012 in order to address the escalating challenges presented by water shortages, pollution, and population growth. Business & Politics Water France IUCN population increase Rio Summit water issues water pollution water shortages World Water ForumA leader in conservation, IUCN aims to demonstrate that nature has the solutions to our upcoming water crisis.

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

France, which also has relied heavily on nuclear energy, is facing similar dilemmas. By the year 2020, France aims to attain twenty-three percent of their electricity needs through renewable energies. The government of France also seeks to reduce their dependence upon nuclear energy, although not eliminate it entirely like some nations have chosen to do. Part of the plan to increase renewable energies and reduce dependence upon nuclear for France is offshore wind energy.

France’s GDF Suez Jumps on Morocco’s Wind Wagon

Green Prophet

No stranger to wind, GDF Suez from France inked a 20 year deal with to build and operate a 300 MW plant in the Tarfaya Desert. By the end of the decade, Morocco hopes to generate a full 2,000 megawatts of wind energy , but for now, the North African country needs all the help it can get from foreign investors. At the end of two decades, Africa’s largest wind plant to date will be owned by Morocco.

Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi!

Eco Chic

Or maybe it’s that certain je ne sais quoi that comes from things that are Made in France, as these scarves are. Launched in 2011, in a small town in the south of France, these organic cotton scarves are dyed with organic, noncarcinogenic dyes, too. The post Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi! Fair Fashion accessory ecofashion ethical fashion jaquard Letol made in france nontoxic dyes organic cotton scarf scarves woven

France’s New Car Tax

Eco Friendly Daily

France is putting their money where their mouth is. In an effort to encourage consumers to purchase environmentally friendly cars, France isn’t just imposing standards, they’re rewarding customers who purchase environmentally friendly cars. Despite this set back, the work of the president and the lobby is a huge step forward in France’s environmental policy. At least in terms of environmental impact of the cars on their roads.

Britons catch cycling bug from Tour de France, says Halfords

Green (Living) Review

The latest statistics showing the rise in the popularity of cycling come as the Tour de France gives cycling another boost in popularity, with sales of premium models set to soar. Last year its limited edition Carrera TDF bike, featuring a lightweight compact aluminum frame and 16 gears, sold out during the Tour De France tournament.

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Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

When Francois Hollande was elected President of France in 2012, he pledged that he would reduce the nuclear energy contribution to the country''s electricity mix from 75% to 50% by 2025. She said that she was not in favour of quitting nuclear power and added that France needs to continue investing in it, particularly in fourth-generation reactors which will consume less nuclear fuel and recycle nuclear waste.

Ekyog: France’s Eco Fashion Secret is Out!

Eco Chic

So I thought I had wandered into heaven when on top of all the lovely food and picturesque walks, I found an Ekyog boutique (it’s one of many in France), which sold beautifully made, perfectly French, gloriously green clothing. Fair Fashion eco fashion ekyog france la mode paris sustainable styleThe Louane dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is dyed (it comes in red too), with low-impact dyes.

New rooftops in France must be covered in plants or solar panels

Green Blog

France has issued a new eco-friendly law which requires rooftops on all new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered by plants or solar panels. They had called for a law which required all new rooftops in France to be fitted with green roofs. The law might also help France catch up to other major European countries – such as Germany, Spain and Italy – which has a much larger share of solar energy.

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Ekyog: France’s Eco Fashion Secret is Out!

Eco Chic

So I thought I had wandered into heaven when on top of all the lovely food and picturesque walks, I found an Ekyog boutique (it’s one of many in France), which sold beautifully made, perfectly French, gloriously green clothing. Fair Fashion eco fashion ekyog france la mode paris sustainable styleThe Louane dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is dyed (it comes in red too), with low-impact dyes.

A clean-energy school in southern France draws power from the sun

AGreenLiving

A clean-energy school in southern France draws power from the sun.

Geometric pavilion with an inverted living garden holds court in a public square in Annecy, France

AGreenLiving

Now, the plant-loving designers are back at it, unveiling a beautiful, inverted garden pavilion in a public square in Annecy, France. More: Geometric pavilion with an inverted living garden holds court in a public square in Annecy, France. Almost 10 years ago, New York-based Behin Ha Design Studio erected an incredible green-walled living pavilion made out of recycled milk crates in the heart of Governors Island.

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Salmon Plays Hide and Seek in Canada and France

Eco Friendly Daily

Seine River – Paris (France). In what can be described as nature’s yin-yang, two contrasting events caught my eye among the many reported daily by Reuters. The first even reported the disappearance of salmon from one of its most fertile grounds in Canada. The second reported just the opposite – the reemergence of salmon (not the same, of course!), a few thousand miles away in the Seine River which runs through Paris.

Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

Green Traveler Guides

Austria Auvergne Bed and breakfasts/Inns Cairngorms Europe France Gothenburg Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Resorts Salzburg Scotland Sports/Golf Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom eco-friendly skiing Austria eco-friendly skiing France eco-friendly skiing in Europe eco-friendly skiing Scotland eco-friendly skiing Sweden eco-friendly skiing Switzerland | Skiing In Green & White | Europe.

Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’

Green Traveler Guides

Bristol Copenhagen Denmark England Europe France Frankfurt Germany Hamburg Nantes News Spain Stockholm Sweden Vitoria-Gasteiz eco-innovation European Green Capital Award Green Travel News Reuters

Honoring the greenest EU music festivals

Green Traveler Guides

Europe Experiences/Events France Germany News Paris Portugal Sweden Boom Festival Go Group Green Operations Award Green Operations Europe Maifeld Derby Michael Straus Reuters Way Out West We Love GreenThe Green Operations Award—the “Green Oscar” of European music festivals—now honors events with the best eco-innovations. The top honor went to Paris' We Love Green Fest Honoring the greenest EU music festivals is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Want to stay close to nature in Europe? Try mobi-camping!

Green Traveler Guides

Costa Verde Croatia Europe France Spain best mobile home parks for Europe vacations best mobile parks for EU holidays mobi-camping top caravan rental for Europe holiday| It’s Glamping Plus | You know about glamping—luxury camping with the comforts of home. But have you heard of mobi-camping? We didn’t think so. We just coined the phase…pass it on.

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Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer

Green Traveler Guides

All Austria Bergen Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Hohenems Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Norway Pays de la Meije Potsdam Schwarzenberg Thiré Bergen International Festival Dans Les Jardin De William Christie Eco classical music festivals in Europe Festival Europe 2015 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen Graffenegg Festival green classical music festivals in Europe Herrenchiemsee Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Musikrestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Schubertiade

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TripAdvisor’s Jenny Rushmore: GreenLeaders to be worldwide

Green Traveler Guides

Canada Europe France Germany Ireland Italy Spain Green Travel News Jenny Rushmore TripAdvisor TripAdvisor GreenLeaders | Green Travel News | Eight of ten U.S. travelers are interested in green travel, but only two out of those ten made deliberate eco-friendly travel choices in the past year. So what’s the hangup? Why didn’t the other “interested” travelers go green?

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