Vive la France!

10,000 Birds

Then… …on December 30th 2012, at Les-Baux-de-Provence in France, I finally nailed that little sucker. Famous for this one: The WALLCREEPER ! Vive la France! Birds dipping France wallcreepersA search of more than 20 years. For a fleeting glimpse.

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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.

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France Bans Genetically Modified Corn

Sustainability Ninja

France has temporarily banned the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, ominously called MON810. Monsanto announced in early this year that they would no longer sell genetically modified corn in France because of the major public outcry and opposition. Agriculture france ban GM corn monsanto yieldgard

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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.

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Another Terror Attack in France: What Now?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe WAYLON: Today Only france attacks how to explain terrorism to children how to save the world love not hate nice pray for nice terrorismI heard the news this morning on the radio while driving my kids to school and nursery.

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.

France’s ban of faux-meat branding won’t stop veganism

Eccorazzi

France has banned the use of terms traditionally associated with meat in describing vegetarian or vegan products, no matter how clear the branding or description. And speaking of pork, is France going to ban that word from being used to describe the carcass of a pig?

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Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare

The Green Samaritan

I was also able to try their South of France body bar. rm I don’t care for South of France products at all. so we can ensure our products can be available at a value but some of the products were once made in France.

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The Impact of Food on Climate Change: a Dialogue with Frances Moore Lappé. {Book Excerpt}

Elephant Journal

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books, including Diet for a Small Planet, and winner of the alternative Nobel Prize, the Right Livelihood Award.

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

In France, some twenty companies and other institutions employing a total of 10,000 people have signed up to pay their staff 25 cents (Euro) per kilometer biked to work, the trans port ministry said in a statement.

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France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List

Eccorazzi

Thanks to pressure from animals rights activists, France has removed bullfighting from its cultural heritage list. Usually it is Spain that comes to mind when the subject of bullfighting is Read More The post France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

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. At present, France’s wind energy capacity ranks sixth in the world.

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. In 2014, Israel was ranked first in the world in the field of innovation related to clean technology according to the “Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014.”

France Becomes First E.U. Nation to Ban Lion Trophies

Eccorazzi

Joining a small though hopefully growing list of Read More The post France Becomes First E.U. Some four months following the murder of Cecil the Lion, while protests and petitions remain, nations have been slow to take decisive action.

Tour de France Finale Fever. ~ Tina Wild

Elephant Journal

You could feel the anticipation buzzing in the air for the Tour de France race around the city to the finish line on the Champs Élysées.

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.

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Up Close & Personal at the Tour de France. ~ Tina Wild

Elephant Journal

It took 36 hours to get from Kruger National Park in South Africa to Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps, a renowned skiing village and home to the iconic stage 18 of the Tour de France.

Jane Goodall Urges Air France to End Cruel Primate Trade

Eccorazzi

Primate expert, Jane Goodall contacted Air France, urging them to stop shipping primates to labs for experimentation. Read More The post Jane Goodall Urges Air France to End Cruel Primate Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi.

La Vieille Ferme: Rouge (2016)

10,000 Birds

In that spirit, if the calendar’s providential alignment of French patriotism and athletic pride this weekend doesn’t provide the perfect opportunity for an inaugural wine review, I have no idea what would: tomorrow is Bastille Day, followed France’s World Cup showdown with Croatia on Sunday.

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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. France is the first nation on the planet to do so, an action that could be repeated everywhere to forcibly halt our culture of waste.

Before & After Photos: Nazi Occupation in France.

Elephant Journal

Photos from the Nazi Occupation of France, then same photos of those locations today. Peace replaces War. Now is pregnant with the past. The house I type these words in has hosted various families and individuals for 100 years. Imagine all the celebrities or great men and women, all the joy and heartbreak, that has […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

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.

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Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog

Eccorazzi

Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France as a tribute to the police dog who was killed during a raid linked to the Paris attacks. The brave pooch Read More The post Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog appeared first on Ecorazzi.

5 Must-Read Quotes regarding the Tragedy in France.

Elephant Journal

Read MLK’s quote, now more than ever: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

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. It is possible that France could expect higher electricity demand in 2030 than today.

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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First Privately Owned Wildlife Reserve Opens in France

Eccorazzi

Read More The post First Privately Owned Wildlife Reserve Opens in France appeared first on Ecorazzi. A group of French environmentalists started the first private wilderness reserve when their country was failing to protect wildlife. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

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.

James Cromwell Locks Himself in Cage to Protest Against Air France

Eccorazzi

Read More The post James Cromwell Locks Himself in Cage to Protest Against Air France appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actor James Cromwell voluntarily caged himself at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as part of a protest against alleged cruelty to monkeys.

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 Russia

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.

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.

France Says Adieu To Hydraulic Fracking

Eccorazzi

Somewhere, Mark Ruffalo is giving a giant high-five to the entire country of France this morning! Don’t mess with France. A giant high-five.

Walk the Talk Show: Waylon’s interviewing Frances Moore Lappé.

Elephant Journal

What inspires us about Frances Moore Lappé? Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé Waylon is interviewing Frances this morning as part of our Walk the Talk Show: One Take: In the Moment series.

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.

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.

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.

Tour de France To Feature First Vegan Cyclist

Eccorazzi

For the first time in its 108-year history, a cyclist participating in the grueling 2,200-mile, three-week Tour de France will complete the race while maintaining a vegan diet.

France Dims its Lights to Save Costs and Energy

Celsias

As of July in Paris , all shops and offices in France will have to shut off their lights at night, under a government decree issued on Wednesday. ” It's an interesting step in France because lights are part of the French experience.

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

Green Traveler Guides

| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?)