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Mets de Mèche

Long live spring! Radishes and pesto

We’re looking forward to the first crisp, bright radishes! Their tops are excellent and tender in spring, so make the most of them – it would be a shame to throw them away. You can dip the radishes in the pesto, or spread the creamy, herbaceous flavor on toast.

Mets de Mèche

Snack on spinach pancakes for aperitif or breakfast

The return of green before the real Spring. Spinach in late winter is often fleshy, with large leaves, and it’s a delight to eat it fresh. This recipe is very simple and light, and gluten-free, but you can also substitute the flours. As an accompaniment to a salad, for a shared aperitif, or even for breakfast!

Mets de Mèche

A festive starter

I made this dish for the first time 5 years ago on December 31st. The delicate, sweet flavour of kohlrabi blends perfectly with smoked trout and seaweed. For vegetarians, it’s also good without the trout.

News from the front

Nestlé: yet another scandal for the food giant, which admits using banned treatments for its Henniez mineral water.

The scandal surrounding prohibited treatments for Nestlé mineral water has spread to Switzerland, with the revelation that the Henniez brand also used unauthorized depollution processes. Nestlé Waters acknowledged that it had resorted to illegal practices, including the use of activated carbon filters, which were discontinued at the end of 2022 under the supervision of the Swiss cantonal and federal authorities. The case, which has already affected the French brands Perrier, Contrex and Vittel, raises the question of consumer deception, since the waters claim to be mineral, i.e. without treatment or additives, in line with Swiss requirements. An investigation in France revealed that bottled water from many brands had been secretly purified illegally. The French Public Prosecutor’s Office has opened a deception investigation against Nestlé Waters, seeking to determine whether the description “natural mineral water” is misleading, given the ban on disinfection devices for this category of water.

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The earth may already have passed the 1.5°C threshold, according to a study conducted on marine sponges.

A recent study reveals that global warming has already exceeded 1.5°C and could exceed 2°C this decade, suggesting that climate change is advancing faster than previously thought. Based on the analysis of marine sponge skeletons, which provide a 300-year temperature record, this research shows that warming began earlier than estimated by the IPCC, with an average warming of at least 1.7°C since pre-industrial times. Published in Nature Climate Change, the study questions the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C, underlining the heightened urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid even more severe climate consequences.

News from the front

A landmark Oslo court ruling requires downstream emissions to be taken into account before permits are granted.

The Oslo District Court in Norway has made a landmark decision in the fight against climate change, requiring energy companies to consider the industry’s total carbon footprint when awarding oil and gas licenses. The decision, which invalidated three licenses held by companies such as Equinor and Aker BP for failing to take downstream emissions into account, represents a major victory for environmental campaigners. It highlights companies’ responsibility for the emissions resulting from the combustion of their products. The need to include downstream emissions in environmental impact assessments (EIAs) could radically change the way licenses are granted, not only in Norway but potentially worldwide, forcing governments and industries to reconsider the climate impact of fossil fuel production. This decision could inspire similar legal challenges in other countries, underlining the urgency of aligning the exploitation of fossil resources with global climate objectives.

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Extraction: a UN report calls for a global reduction in resource consumption to preserve the climate and biodiversity.

A groundbreaking UN report, examined by the Guardian, predicts a 60% increase in global extraction of raw materials by 2060, with serious repercussions for the climate and environment, exacerbated by industrialization, urbanization and population growth. Pointing out that such extraction is already a major cause of global warming, air pollution, water stress and biodiversity loss, the report stresses the need to reduce overall demand for resources rather than focusing solely on increasing green production. It suggests measures such as teleworking, improved local services and low-carbon transport options as alternatives for meeting mobility needs while minimizing environmental impact. By focusing on “systemic resource efficiency”, the report aims to promote equity and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, marking a holistic approach to tackling the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution by reducing resource consumption.

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in full transparency

Personalities and members of the community share their views on the challenges of a more sustainable and responsible society.
They sell the wick

Nicolas Freudiger

Nicolas is co-founder and CEO of ID Genève, a new identity in the world of watchmaking, which strives to prove that luxury, watchmaking expertise and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts, but can on the contrary generate a new vision of watchmaking that responds to the challenges of our time, provided we have the courage to question our achievements and explore new avenues, sometimes beyond the boundaries of the industry. His utopia? A world without plastic. His motto? Total transparency with maximum accountability.

They sell the wick

Marie Chassot

Now it’s the turn of Marie, founder of La Mèche, to sell us her wick. In this interview, she shares with us a little of the vision she wanted to instill in the creation of this ecosystem designed to inform, connect and support the players involved in change. She also shares his vision of responsibility as an individual and as a company, and his vision of a society that would give itself the means to transform itself in depth to create a biocentric, regenerative and equitable world.

In cahoots with

Paul Merz

Paul Merz is behind the rebirth of Motosacoche, a legendary Geneva motorcycle brand created at the beginning of the last century. In 2021, the brand joins the ecological transition by offering a new sustainable, high-performance mobility machine, a reissue of the revolutionary Type-A in an electric version. Paul gives us his vision of sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in general, as this is not his first venture: a very realistic and pragmatic vision, imbued with strong values and convictions.

The big diary

important dates, international and local events around sustainability and impact.
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Green Film Festival 2024

The 2024 edition of the Green Film Festival will be held from March 2 to April 14. This is the only documentary festival dedicated to ecology and the environment in French-speaking Switzerland. Based in Le Sentier, in the canton of Vaud, it has become a not-to-be-missed event over the years, showcasing quality films from Switzerland and abroad that have engaged tens of thousands of people over the years.

ChangeNow 2024 Summit

From March 25 to 27 in Paris, the ChangeNOW summit brings together innovative solutions and the most influential players tackling our planet’s biggest challenges, to take action together. ChangeNOW creates bridges and opportunities through an inspiring, action-oriented event.

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Concrete, easy-to-implement and often more economical solutions to adopt more responsible practices and reduce our impact.