French Eco-Innovation Through The Ages

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French Eco-Innovation Through The Ages

In recent years France has taken the reins in leading the march for sustainability. More sustainable legislation has been passed under President Macron than ever before. In 2018, French brand Vinci built the world’s first fully recycled road between Pons and Saint-Aubin and in 2016 France became the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold good quality good. But this is not just a recent trend for the country; sustainability and innovation are as French as La Marseillaise. Join us as we explore French inventors and their sustainable creations throughout the ages. Augustin Mouchot and the...

FOUR THINGS THAT COULD AND SHOULD BE POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY

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FOUR THINGS THAT COULD AND SHOULD BE POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY
Solar power is the future. It’s one amazing way we have of combating our catastrophic use of fossil fuels. 

And there’s no getting around it. We need power. To stay warm or cool, to keep our food fresh, to help us grow food! And to stay connected. Somehow, someway, as a society, we are going to have to find better solutions for energy consumption.

Here are some exciting items which could and should use solar power.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FRENCH WATCHES

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FRENCH WATCHES
The Swiss may have won the accolade of being the best watchmakers in the world but there is a small piece of history that needs to be remembered. 

Swiss watching making is renowned. For sure, they are designers of some of the finest watchmaking technology that has ever existed, but several watchmakers deserved more recognition than they are credited with. And they are all French. 

FIVE STYLISH ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR HOME

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FIVE STYLISH ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR HOME

How to make sure your home is stylish AND sustainable.

We all fall into the trap of wanting to create a fresh, stylish space to live in. Often, our desire to represent ourselves in the four walls of our living space can overcome our wish to be sustainable. A little style over substance, if you will. 

Earth Day 2020: In The Time of Social Distancing, How Can You Make a Difference?

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Earth Day 2020: In The Time of Social Distancing, How Can You Make a Difference?

Earth Day 2020 is April 22 of every year. This year though, things are a little different. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic (in case you hadn’t noticed) so this year Earth Day has gone digital. What is Earth Day? And Why Is It Important? Earth Day is a global response to our environmental crisis. So we’re all for it over here at AWAKE. Much like the G20 summits (which we’re were super proud to play a very small part in), Earth Day is an important global campaign that asks cities, countries and individuals to respond to the...

COULD YOUR BLING BE IMPACTING THE ENVIRONMENT?

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COULD YOUR BLING BE IMPACTING THE ENVIRONMENT?

Foolproof advice to make sure your accessories are as sustainable as you are When we’re getting ready in the morning many of us don’t think about where our accessories come from. You’re far more likely to be thinking about which guilt-free milk option you put in your coffee than whether your watch is made of recycled materials. If you’ve ever thought ‘are my accessories sustainable?’ we boldly applaud you! We want to shake your hand - metaphorically speaking of course in the current climate. For the rest of you - that gold necklace you love to wear, the bracelet from...