In France and around the world, efforts are needed to reconcile the economy and the environment. Here are five green initiatives for this week.
communications The electric cart moves freely
The Parisian startup circuit has developed a small electric car that aims to complement the offer of car-sharing operators. After bicycles and electric scooters, Circle wants to bring a shared, self-service electric rickshaw to the streets of French cities. The electric vehicle designed by the Parisian start-up was shown at the Ever Monaco show, and it intends to complete the show of free-floating operators such as Lime, Bird or Jump, from 2024.
Biodiversity EcoTree replants 50,000 trees in Sarthe
Forest management company EcoTree has raised €250,000 to allow the reforestation of the Bois des Bondes, which was destroyed by fire last summer. Smoke erupted in more than 60,000 hectares of forest in France during the summer of 2022. With more than 600 hectares burning, the Sarthe department is not spared. The Ruaudin fire alone has destroyed more than 300 hectares southwest of Le Mans, marking the largest fire ever recorded in Sarthe.
province Purdue offers trades and training in the field of energy transition
The Carrefour des Métiers de la Transition Energy returns for its tenth edition to Bordeaux from May 23-25, 2023. Organized jointly with the European Conference on Energy Transition, the event informs the public of the many training and job opportunities offered by the industry. Discovering career opportunities in the field of energy conversion is now within everyone’s reach. From 23 to 25 May 2023, the City of Bordeaux Métropole, in collaboration with the European Energy Transition Congress, is organizing the tenth edition of the “Carrefour des Métiers de la Transition Énergie”.
pollution POPs found in the soil in Ile-de-France
A regional study conducted by the Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency (ARS) revealed the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the soil and eggs of domestic poultry houses. An alarmed city of Paris calls for an in-depth investigation to determine the source of the pollution. The results of the study conducted by ARS Île-de-France revealed a worrying public health situation in Île-de-France. According to the report, the presence of persistent organic pollutants in the soil and eggs of domestic poultry farms exceeds the standards in the majority of the studied sites. In Paris, six sites have been identified as not complying with European regulations.
energy Hydrogen training tools
While the hydrogen sector is growing, proper training is becoming scarce. Faced with this shortage, DMS Education and Pragma Industries announce a collaboration to design customized hydrogen and fuel cell education tools. In an emerging market where more and more training institutes are incorporating the topic of hydrogen into their catalogs, DMS Education and Pragma Industries are collaborating to prepare young people for jobs related to this job-generating sector. Each partner will contribute to the realization of educational systems intended for students while strengthening France’s position as one of the leaders in hydrogen technologies.
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