green economy

What is the green economy?

The green economy is a discipline aimed at the evolution of production and consumption patterns towards practices whose impact on the environment and the ecosystem is fairly minimal. It calls for an awareness of the interest of preserving the earth and its natural resources. In its simplest meaning, it encourages the reduction of emissions […]

eco-friendly gold jewelry

Ecological gold jewelry

For centuries, gold has been used to make jewelry. However, very often the practices related to the work of this noble material are doubtful. The exploitation of gold mines has a significant impact on the environment and authentic know-how. Fortunately, the jewelry sector is demystifying, ethical creation thus becomes a priority and […]

green economy

The principles of the green economy

The green economy represents all the economic activities generated directly or indirectly through the production of goods and services. It is a synonym of the neologism that is econology. This discipline seeks to eliminate the multiple nuisances against the environment. The green economy is one of the major levers of sustainable development. It is also a factor of equity […]

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and ecology. What is EcoCoin?

Sustainable development: are crypto-currencies becoming “eco-friendly”? Decrease in their ecological impact and example of an ecological cryptocurrency with the Eco Coin Bitcoin has often been criticized by environmentalists because of its high cost in electricity. But in 2020, many solutions centered around virtual currencies now make it possible to combine ecological responsibility and blockchain. […]

Bitcoins: recharge an electric car and pay in cryptocurrency!

 Bitcoin is indeed this cryptographic currency that has taken trading platforms by storm and destabilized stock market experts for the past ten years, and since then, other virtual currencies have emerged such as Ethereum Classic, the one of the 10 most traded cryotocurrencies, Litecoin or Ripple. A concept at first glance completely virtual which does not affect in […]

Green finance is gaining ground in France

Green finance, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, is attracting more and more players, from companies to States, wishing to appropriate this major climate financing tool. Almost ten years after the first green operations carried out in 2008 by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, the success of loans intended to finance […]

Broken prices and low cost. Economic blessing or danger?

Low Cost: aided by considerable technological progress over the past two centuries, economic strategies have been guided by insatiable "capitalist" challenges, always more demanding in terms of profits and always justified by the intervention of the invisible hand (1) "supposed to optimize for the greater number the result of choice responding to […]

The stakes of a new development model

After several centuries when science, the model of economic development and the technological developments which resulted from it have enchanted and made dream the world, at least the Western world, here is that a thousand pitfalls have arisen so that these "progress" have become questionable, subjects with caution, because of their serious impact with irreversible consequences […]

ufc energy labels

Energy Label: improve information on energy performance and product durability

Energy label: The UFC has just published a study on the performance and durability of products which are a growing concern for consumers. While the revision of the Energy Label Directive is still underway at European level, UFC - Que Choisir publishes the final results of a qualitative survey (1) which highlights the very […]


Opé2017, participatory platform against planned obsolescence

Please find below the press release from the UFC relating to the launch of the Opé2017 participatory platform against planned obsolescence! Decided to include the issue of organized obsolescence in the programs of candidates for the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, seven associations (C2C Community, DemocracyOS,, Halte à l'Obsolescence Programmée (HOP), Les Amis de la [ …]

marketing, solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charitable presents, a solidarity, humanitarian and charitable marketing initiative by Laurent Berthelot. An Ulule campaign has just been launched. Explanations. Take back control of your data and make it a good deed. Choose: when, what and how to receive the good deals that concern you. For each advertisement viewed, you fund associations for free. " Do you want […]

Economy: from a certain prosperity to a gradual austerity

Economy and Society: from a certain prosperity to progressive austerity or from the welfare state to the police state. The political debate is largely confined to the sole domain of the management of the conflicting interests of the various social categories, through political formations supposed to ensure sufficient compromises for the maintenance of the social structure. Most of […]

Forbidden Country Doctors of the World against price gouging of some drugs

Yesterday the Médecins du Monde association broadcast an "incisive" advertising campaign on the Internet about the excessive prices of certain drug treatments. The campaign was in fact refused to be broadcast by “classic” displays by the Professional Advertising Regulatory Authority (ARPP). JCDecaux, MediaTransport and L'Insert therefore refused to post this […]

Download: Green Nudges, incentives for ecological behavior

Green nudges: new incentives for ecological behavior The adoption of ecological behavior comes up against many obstacles, whether of a material, financial or psychological nature. These constraints limit the effectiveness of traditional approaches which combine awareness campaigns, technological innovations and economic and normative instruments. Therefore, the contribution of new methods […]

Solution to the crisis? Boost growth and above all trust: Argentine example 2001

Argentina experienced bankruptcy in 2001 following a serious economic crisis between 1998 and 2002. The details of this crisis are explained on this wiki page. What interests us is the method used to manage the way out of the crisis, explained in the short video that follows, taken from a news report from France3. Currently […]

Work, Happiness, and Motivation: The Psychology of Money

Did you think that income was proportionately linked to employee motivation and happiness? That is to say: the better we are paid, the more motivated and happy we are? Well no! This little video, presenting various very interesting studies on "the psychology of money", shows the reverse ... Just like the feeling of "happiness" which ceases to [...]