If I told you. or sustainable consumption. What will most likely come to your mind is the latest pair of sneakers your teen has been ordering. Made in Asia, sometimes by children younger than their age. Or maybe those cosmetics filled with dyes and synthetic fragrances. Or these overpacked biscuits, made with palm oil. But we often forget that we consume much more than produce. And that all the services at our disposal can also be evaluated according to the criteria of sustainable development.
This is exactly whatIt was recently published on the EDF Pulse & You shared platform. Country Invites you to share your criteria. Those who make your daily life more sustainable. Those that demonstrate your commitment to the environment and the future of our community.
Many everyday consumer products are placed on the grill. Assembly, packing and transportation. The evaluation criteria are varied. But few are venturing off the beaten path. However, sustainable development is a concept that today extends to all areas of life. Sports for example. Thus, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee has set some criteria for claiming this classification. “Sustainable Development, Sports Committed”Some of them are mandatory. For example, make facilities accessible to everyone and in a natural setting, make sure that these facilities respect the environment. Proposing an eco-friendly food display and fighting food waste. Fighting doping, violence and discrimination in sports. Or leave a positive and lasting legacy for territories and populations.
Your turn now:
- Provide a product that you consume,
- Rate it according to your sustainability criteria,
- try to : iPhone 13, electric bike, dream gift card!
Sustainable daily leisure
On a larger scale, different labels coexist in the juvenile sector. The Charter for Quality and Sustainable Development in France Congrès, for example. Its goal is to encourage convention centers to commit to sustainable and quality development processes. By working to support their clients. by reducingraw materials and natural resources. Water and paper in particular. Or by encouraging soft travel patterns.
Tourism is no exception. The Blue Flag is one of the signs that certifies not only the quality of bathing water, but also actions in favor of sustainable development implemented on the coasts. It means having information regarding natural sites to respect and species to be protected, installing litter boxes on the beach with sorting instructions, implementing measures to save water resources or even having at least one beach equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility.
After getting back from the beach, why not drop in for an eco-friendly aperitif? A moment of sharing that today can perfectly fit into the ethos of sustainable development. More and more new, healthy and eco-friendly recipes are coming to the market. Less palm oil, less additives, fewer pollutants. Priority is given to products of French origin. Or at least European. All this is given special attention to energy and water consumption. Then they are sold in recyclable packaging.
And when it comes to returning to the harsh reality of everyday life, know that the schools are also committed to the sustainable development (E3D) curriculum. Taking into account the idea of educating young people about the problem. Next, provide concrete solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Some are working more specifically on the topic of biodiversity. Through workshops, visits or educational projects, they learn to know and protect it.
This may have given you some ideas of experiences to share on. Don’t hesitate, because there are a lot of others in your daily life. Your bank, your favorite restaurant, your company…
The theme was produced in partnership with the EDF teams
What to remember
- New campaign called joint ideas Online on the EDF Pulse & You platform.
- The idea: value the products you consume according to your own sustainable development criteria.
- You have until August 12 to join those who have already spoken about it.
- Key to Pulsers activities, gifts to encourage you to continue your sustainable development approach.