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A cleaning up is a remediation, often organized among friends, colleagues, neighbours or students who set on cleaning a given public space.
Several schools organize events in collaboration with the local authorities. This aims at educating our young and intice them to become responsible citizens. These young schoolmates will hopefully become green citizens but they also enjoy themselves during such events and get closer to nature. Launching such events is easy and fun!
This does not necessarily require a huge organization, it can be one only person collecting papers, a group of neighbours who clean up a local park, friends who live in the same street and want to be able to play in a clean space... There's always some good reason to organize or participate in a cleaning event. This will often take place in Spring, cleaning up events are organized and done by young people. Unfortunately, you'll rarely find adults, except for those who manage the groups.
As the spring cleaning season approaches, white vinegar can be the convenient environment-friendly companion that will save you the cost of industrial detergents and prove you a worthy eco-citizen who knows better than relying on polluting chemicals.
The concept of passive house is a (German) house energy norm ; the term is used for a kind of houses. It's a type of house needing very little energy to run. It provides a comfortable temperature all year round without using conventional heating - in opposition to a conventionally built house. Read more...
Hybrid vehicles are an intermediary solution between conventionnal vehicles and electric vehicles. The idea is making the thermic motor run with a slightly harder charge than necessary, and use this extra energy to charge batteries.
More than one century of industrial development, economic growth and intensive exploitation of nature has led us to a world where we can travel cheaply to anywhere in the world, import food, clothes and materials from any country, yet we are slowly destroying the very earth which keeps us alive. Despite increases in automation, we are working harder and harder, and neglecting our home lives to fulfil the demands of industry. The brave new world promised to us by technology has not arrived. Instead it has led to an increased gap between rich and poor within most countries and between countries. Cultures once unique and distinct are slowly merging into variations of Western popular culture. Languages and species are dying out. The outlook is gloomy! We have a very strong responsibility to the future which we will create. If we wish to provide a better environment to our children (and ourselves), we will thus have to modify our ways of life and our manner of consuming. Currently, to provide for his needs, Humanity must call upon the industry of consumption.
« We must define the techniques together allowing us to build a better world. »
Jean-Luc Henry, President of the Ekopedia Foundation