Diocèse vert et confiture de goyaves

A force de déguster la confiture de goyave, nous n’avons pas encore eu le temps de rédiger l’article sur le diocèse vert mais Nicolas l’a juré -croix de bois, croix de fer- vous saurez un jour ce que plantent les catéchistes de Manakara.

31/07/2009

2 Réponses pour “Diocèse vert et confiture de goyaves”

  1. Redigé par Matt:

    It’s all good, it’s all nice. But I cannot refrain from seen the big contradiction that this initiative is:

    - the CO2 emissions that each member of your family causes in 80 days surpasses the lifelong quota of an individual;
    - the chance of doing a trip like this is limited to a bourgeois minority in the rich world, let alone bringing the whole family along: that is pure luxury;
    - (please don’t take it personally) the relations between overpopulation and environmental disruption is clear and uncontested, and the dimension of your family is not the best example of what is sustainable (again, nothing personal).

    I don’t see this as a raw model, sustainbility is more than promoting eco-tourism, it requires givin up some of our luxuries - a thing that I barely see in these pages, but maybe I’m wrong.

    Best,
    Matt

  2. Redigé par nicolas Metro:

    To Matt:
    Dear Matt,
    Thank you for your comments. You are right, our trip was the privilege of a tiny minority, we are well aware of that and equally grateful.
    Just for you to know, I co-founded a community based reforestation movement called Trees&Life which planted 300 000 trees and protected 4500 ha of forest this summer alone in Senegal. Our plan is to plant 20 million trees within the next 4 years, and much fore thereafter. See http://www.treesandlife.com
    Planting trees on this kind of scale (and more importantly keeping the trees alive) relies mainly on the selection and relationship building with the right local partners. This was one of the main objectives of this trip. Again I recognise this had a CO2 price but it could not be done on the phone or by email. And the trip’s emissions will soon be offset.
    Regarding overpopulation, yes there is a link with environmental disruption. But as you know, Bengladesh (150 million people) has a lower footprint than NY City (9 million people). Although we are nowhere near to perfection, we hardly use our car back here and eat very little meat .
    Hope to see you soon on http://www.treesandlife.com
    Kind regards and Happy Christmas!
    Nicolas

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