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Permaculture removes a village from poverty in Morocco

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In Brachoua, Morocco the locals just wanted to meet their food needs but, in the end, they did much more than that: a wonderful example of collective will which inspired photojournalist Stéphane Ferrer Yulianti. Read more

Your dog, an incredible source of renewable energy

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There is no doubt about it anymore! Your dog is a real source of renewable energy. Océane Izard, a young Swiss designer, created the Poo Poo Power: a machine that transforms your dog’s faeces into electricity. Read more

Algeria abandons shale gas for renewable energy

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The Algerian government has decided to abandon shale gas and concentrate its energy policy on the development of renewables with a focus on energy efficiency. Read more

Wildpoldsried generates more energy than it needs

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In Bavaria (southern Germany), a small town is breaking energy records. Its 2600 inhabitants are producing five times more electricity than they consume, a completely renewable electricity. Welcome to Wildpoldsried for the discovery of the secrets of its success. Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s win: France to double green energy by 2022

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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France

Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic of France after beating the extreme right candidate Marine Le Pen in a second round marked by a strong abstention. The independent centrist candidate of “En Marche”, 39, will become the eighth president of the Fifth Republic, the youngest in history, obtaining between 65.9% of votes against Marine Le Pen. He promised to bring together a torn France and to renew the ties between Europe and France, also building on a project of sustainable society headlining agriculture, environment, transport and energies. All in all Macron wants to double green energy (wind and solar) by 2022 and thus reduce the use of nuclear energy. A program that aims to make France “the world leader in research on the environmental transition”. Read more

In the Arctic, a Norwegian family builds its self-sufficient house under a dome

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The house of Ingrid and Benjamin Hjertefølger, surrounded by a garden, protected from the cold by a glass dome and heated by solar energy, is autonomous and sustainable. Read more

IKEA: A kitchen made from recycled plastic and wood

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At Älmhult in Sweden is the headquarters of IKEA, a brand that has constantly evolved around an unchanged vision since its creation in 1943: create a better life every day. To “equip the planet” the brand Intends to increase the quality of its products … while reducing the price. An impossible equation, for many firms in many countries, but which Sweden seems to have the ingredients. This is how IKEA launched the Kungsbacka kitchen range: panels made entirely from recycled wood and plastic bottles. Read more

A sustainable battery made from rotten apples

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Apple waste could be a crucial element in the energy revolution. A new carbon-supported material based on this waste in any case produces excellent results in energy storage tests. Read more

Sustainable tourism in the middle of a Swedish forest

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The Scandinavian design already has a reputation for modernity, audacity and a little oddity, which makes its beauty. In our series on the Treehotel in Sweden we stop this week at the ‘Mirrorcube’, a glass mirror box suspended around the trunk of a tree.

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Adidas shoe is mostly made of recycled fishing nets

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In collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that brings together scientists, artists and citizens around projects to clean the oceans and preserve marine life, the three-band brand launched the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley. Read more

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