November 30, 2019


All this month, we have been sharing our ideas, tips and thoughts on what you can do as an individual. These acts are not sufficient on their own, but they are nonetheless necessary.

November 29, 2019

Dreaming of a green Christmas

What with plastic baubles, energy-guzzling fairy lights, and a mountain of gifts, packaging and wrapping paper at the foot of the Christmas tree, it's fair to say this is not the most eco-friendly time of the year.

November 28, 2019

Carefully-considered purchases

It can be tricky to keep your ecological footprint low when you need to buy something new. This is where ethical brands come in, offering sustainability and a relatively low environmental impact.

November 27, 2019

Use what already exists

Given the ecological footprint of our products and goods manufacturing, it is important to extend their use and life.

November 26, 2019

Fashion industry

The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. From the manufacture of raw materials to the distribution of finished products, the impact on the environment of clothing companies is significant and only a few act to reduce their impact on climate change.

November 25, 2019

The green growth myth

According to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), green growth means "promoting economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide environmental resources and services on which our well-being is based"

November 24, 2019

Do I really need this?

In a few days it will be Black Friday, a perfect symbol of overconsumption, and a synonym for the overproduction of goods involving tremendous amounts of often non-renewable resources, and pollution.

November 23, 2019

Looking after yourself

No one can deny that the environment is a particularly distressing subject at the moment. It's perfectly normal to experience emotions such as anger, fear, impotence, grief or exhaustion. These are healthy reactions that show we are aware of the situation.

November 22, 2019

Preparing your advent calendar

December is coming and the shops are already full of beautiful advent calendars for young and old. This charming-turned-commercial tradition has become yet another pretext for even more consumption.

November 20, 2019

Limiting food waste

From field to plate, nearly 30% of total food production is wasted worldwide. In Switzerland, avoidable food losses represent 25% of the environmental impact of food. 38% of these losses come from households.

November 19, 2019

Buying food

Eating more sustainably means buying more fruit and vegetables, seasonal, organic and local.

November 18, 2019

Responsible eating

In the report published in August 2019, the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew attention to the fact that we are currently not using our land sustainably, and that this has a direct impact on climate change.

November 17, 2019

Getting involved: public action

Individual actions are essential to bring about a societal transformation and counteract climate change, but on their own they are no longer sufficient.

November 14, 2019

Let's talk about tourism

According to a 2018 study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, in 2013 tourism accounted for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

November 13, 2019

Saving paper

According to WWF, The pulp and paper industry, which includes products such as office and catalog paper, glossy paper, tissue and paper-based packaging, uses over 40 percent of all industrial wood traded globally.

November 12, 2019

Getting around

According to the Federal Office for the Environment, road transport in Switzerland is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions

November 11, 2019

Water: a precious resource

Switzerland, also known as the "water tower of Europe", has an abundance of water sources. Yet, the world’s fresh water supplies are limited, and Switzerland will probably face, one day, water shortages.

November 10, 2019

Properly sorted waste

According to Eurostat, Switzerland records more than 700 kg of waste per year per inhabitant. This places us third in European comparison