Sustainability

As it necessarily requires plane travel, transatlantic study abroad has a big initial impact on your carbon footprint. But the choices you make while abroad (and at home!) can have positive consequences and limit your impact.

 

Here is a list of resources that can help you explore these questions and act against global warming (and work on your French!) while studying abroad.

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General Resources

A great talk on how to stop worrying and start getting involved:
https://www.ted.com/talks/per_espen_stoknes_how_to_transform_apocalypse_fatigue_into_action_on_global_warming

An interesting list of actions against global warming, sorted by cost and feasibility:
https://jancovici.com/changement-climatique/agir-individuellement/effectuer-sa-ba-pour-agir-contre-le-changement-climatique-quelques-ordres-de-grandeur/

A carbon footprint calculator with personalized suggestion on how to limit your specific emissions:
https://nosgestesclimat.fr/

Some interesting articles about multiple climate issues:
https://bonpote.com/idees-recues/

Once you arrive

How to be fashionable in a responsible way:
https://refashion.fr/citoyen/fr

How to limit single-plastic use and general waste:
https://www.zerowastefrance.org/

Where to refill your water bottle in Paris:
https://fontaine.eaudeparis.fr/

Réseau Étudiant pour une Société Écologique et Solidaire, a French student climate activists newtork:
https://le-reses.org/

A great climate activism info website in French:
https://vert.eco

A video presenting the “Banlieues Climat” youth initiative:
https://www.brut.media/fr/nature/

Some suggestions to act on a daily basis:
https://cacommenceparmoi.org/

https://fresqueduclimat.org/

Paris Respire - Journée sans voiture

Paris Respire - Journée sans voiture

People walking on the famous French boulevard Champs Elysees closed to cars. Each first Sunday of the month The Boulevard is closed to traffic. "Paris Respire" (Paris breathes) is one of the measures taken by the city against pollution.
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