The best cities for cyclists in the world

BY RHIANN MOORE It’s safe to say that cycling is pretty much the best; unfortunately, a lot of cities aren’t the best for it. Although it may take significant time and effort for a city to truly transform itself into…

Spend a night in an owl-shaped cabin in France’s wine country – for free

In France there is a project called the Suburban Shelters ( Les Refuges Periurbans). The architects have combined the beauty of art with the serenity of nature by creating fascinating structures shaped like owls that live in the banks of…

The top environment news of the month

Across the world, there is plenty of news that supports the view that we are in deep trouble. With North Korea carrying out missile tests every other day, the Trump presidency appearing all the more like a bad sitcom, and…

After these horrendous videos surfaced, France passes bill requiring cameras in all slaughterhouses

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE France is having some major issues with animal rights. In the past couple of years there have been countless pieces of evidence supporting extreme cases of abuse against animals meant for slaughter in French abattoirs. These include…

France gives the middle finger to climate change by shutting down all of its coal power plants by 2023

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  It’s that time of year again; the annual climate gathering run by the UN saw experts, lawmakers and organizations gathering in Morocco this week to discuss the current state of the planet, and the current uphill battle…

Environmentalists are dying France’s rivers green to show the effects of water pollution

BY: M. TOMOSKI Environmental activists known as Agents Environnement (AE) have dyed rivers across France fluorescent green. The organization is made up of workers at several government agencies, including all employees in national parks services and protective marine services. “It’s…

France is building a 621-mile solar panel roadway to provide sustainable energy to five million people

BY: ALEX BROWN France’s new solar project represents a giant leap forward in terms of how we choose our energy source. France’s commitment to erecting and operating a large-scale solar roadway is a landmark initiative following the Paris climate change…

This city in France is getting rid of all outdoor ads in favor of trees

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Riding the over-crowded subway on the way home from work, clicking from page to page as you browse the internet, going for a stroll through your neighbourhood – these are typical things that people do every single…

We Wish We Lived in These 5 Extraordinary Places

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA All of these locations are Plaid Zebra certified with creative, forward-thinking initiatives that make them incredible spots to call home. 1. Finland—The country with the world’s most wildly progressive education system Finland is often looked up…

France passes a law banning super-skinny models on the catwalk

BY: JACK M. In what can only be described as a major rejection of an industry that has put countless young women and girls at serious health risks by promoting and glamorizing super-skinny models, France recently made it illegal for…

France just made it illegal for supermarkets to waste food, punishable by $75,000 or jail

BY: ROB HOFFMAN In the past few months France has established a number of green initiatives in response to a severe air pollution spike and an increasing demand from activists and an ecologically-concerned population. In the wake of their green roof…

France passes a law requiring new rooftops to be covered with plants or solar panels

BY: TYLER FYFE Earlier this month France passed legislation in response to pressure from environmental activists that all buildings constructed in commercial zones must have sections roofed with solar panels or green spaces. According to smog readings by air pollution…

The Charlie Hebdo shooting was an attack on free speech that completely backfired

BY: MATTHEW MCGLOUGHLIN Yesterday’s attack saw the death of eight staff and four other victims, but rest be assured, free speech was not a casualty in the shooting. When masked gunmen broke into the Charlie Hebdo Paris office on Wednesday,…