Atelier au Lycée d’Argentona (Barcelone) [English]

Last October, on the occasion of the delegates and eco-delegates seminar of Argentona’s high school, the Sustainability by Education team was invited to carry out its opening, which consisted on a two-hour workshop where we talked about our consumption habits and we focused on the modification of tiny aspects that may generate a huge impact. En savoir plus surAtelier au Lycée d’Argentona (Barcelone) [English][…]

How to generate from solar energy in our home without installing PV panels on the roof?

Solar panels are well known by being installed in our rooftops or in large solar plants. In this blog, it has been also mentioned how floating solar panels have been already installed in some regions. Now, we are going to focus on the photovoltaic energy that could be obtained in a building itself. Even if En savoir plus surHow to generate from solar energy in our home without installing PV panels on the roof?[…]

Produits de proximité – Est-ce toujours la meilleure option? [ENG]

After decades of outsourcing and a stronger craving of consumers for exotic and foreign products, the last years have shown an increasing interest of buying locally produced goods, most importantly among them being food. One of many examples worldwide is city of Graz, in Austria, which developed its own label to support local food; another En savoir plus surProduits de proximité – Est-ce toujours la meilleure option? [ENG][…]

Notre bilan du cours 2018-2019

Pendant le cours 2018-2019, Sustainability by Education a commencé à consolider son activité à Barcelone et à se développer dans d’autres villes européennes, notamment Paris. La méthodologie précédemment établie a devenu un succès et nous a permis d’organiser au total 14 ateliers dans 7 centres d’enseignement différents, répartis dans 3 pays. Environ 370 enfants ont En savoir plus surNotre bilan du cours 2018-2019[…]

Learn about microgrids and how they can give access to electricity to millions of people [English] (I / II)

According to the International Energy Agency, there are more than 1.1 billion people who still do not have access to electricity, most of them in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions of the developing world. Fig 1. World population without access to electricity, divided by regions. Source: IEA. It is important to En savoir plus surLearn about microgrids and how they can give access to electricity to millions of people [English] (I / II)[…]

La photovoltaïque flottante [English]

Brief Introduction to Solar PV Although solar energy has been, is, and will be the most abundant source of energy on Earth, it was not until 1839 that Alexandre Edmond Becquerel observed that the sunlight striking certain materials generated electric current. That is, he discovered the photovoltaic effect. Forty-four more years were needed to develop En savoir plus surLa photovoltaïque flottante [English][…]

Écrans solaires: nous protègent-ils vraiment? [English]

If you are going to the beach this weekend, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen! However… did you know that 14.000 tonnes of sunscreen reach every year coral reefs, making them susceptible to bleaching, deforming baby coral and degrading its resilience to climate change? Most of the sunscreens are made from chemical UV filters of En savoir plus surÉcrans solaires: nous protègent-ils vraiment? [English][…]

12 trucs pour réduire votre consommation d’énergie à la maison [English]

According to Eurostat, households represent a 25% of the final energy consumption in Europe, a sector only exceeded by transport, which represents a 33%. Understanding final energy as the energy that reaches the final consumer’s door, in the case of households this energy is mainly provided in the form of electricity and natural gas, and En savoir plus sur12 trucs pour réduire votre consommation d’énergie à la maison [English][…]

Atelier dans l’Escola Arrels de Barcelone [English]

Taking advantage of the last weeks of class, the SbE Barcelona team realised four more workshops to secondary school students of ages comprised between 11 and 13 years old. These events were held at Escola Arrels, a concerted school located in Sant Andreu’s district. Being aware of the great success achieved with the Sustainability by En savoir plus surAtelier dans l’Escola Arrels de Barcelone [English][…]