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EARTH OVERSHOOT day pushed back by three weeks

21 August 2020

Today, the 22nd of August, Humanity has consumed all the resources the Planet is capable of producing and regenerating in one year. Earth Overshoot Day: what is it?  It’s calculated by the NGO Global Footprint Network, based on our global ecological footprint. Since 50 years, this date arrives sooner and sooner, meaning growing exploitation of […]

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Maewan’s reading list

18 August 2020

As this month we spoke a lot about journeys and discovery, Maewan’s team is keen to share their favourite books that have inspired them and made them aware of new places and perspectives.    Although the start of the school year is approaching, and some of you will be back at work or in classrooms, […]

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Marion: Be Welcome!

14 August 2020

For years, I have lived immerged in cultures different than my own. Copàn Ruinas, Rabouni, Goz Beida, Beirut…this immersion has always captivated, animated me. Live according to the rhythms of another climate: enjoy the timely rain to fill-up water tanks after months of drought; stop everything in the blink of an eye to finally hand-wash […]

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Maewan celebrates International Youth day!

12 August 2020

The 12th of august in special day: we celebrate and we highlight the voices of all youths of the world, emphasising their initiatives, creativity, and commitment to finding solutions to the most urgent issues of the globe.   Youth speak up According to the last Youth report of the United Nations, there will be 1.29 […]

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5 Ideas for exploring the world without breaking the bank

07 August 2020

For young people, traveling and discovering other cultures are important formative experience in their personal development. We sometimes have the feeling, however, that reduced budgets can limit our options to go and see what’s behind the corner. Well, do not despair, here are five ways to do so at everyone’s reach. Just to name a […]

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Encounters: Polynesians and Native Americans’ common past

04 August 2020

A genetic study from the University of Stanford shows that there have been contacts between Native Americans and Polynesians long before the Spanish conquest of the continent. We have been lucky enough to follow their paths.    The break-through Researchers have collected the date of 800 inhabitants of French Polynesia and the coasts ranging from […]

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Our testimony: the local impact of climate change on Point Hope

27 July 2020

In 2016 we arrive in Point Hope after traversing the Bering Strait. We discover how the descendants of the First Men to inhabit the American continent are changing and adapting their traditions to face climate change.  We are bombarded with news about the climate, global warming, fires in Siberia…but, except for the great summer heat […]

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We chat with Tanguy about Sport, Commitment, and the Environement

24 July 2020

Tanguy de Lamotte has been a key person in preparing Maewan’s expedition. With his technical skills and experience, he helped Erwan choosing his boat, equipment, maintenance, and logistics for the trajectory of this adventure. In 2017, he joined Erwan in New Caledonia was a traverse to Sydney with an epic stopover on Lord Howe Island.  […]

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5 takeaways on Methane

21 July 2020

According to a recent article, methane emissions have increased since the industrial to the point of reaching global warming of 4.3° by 2100. But what do we actually know about this powerful fossil fuel that scientists also call « climate bomb »? Here are 5 key points to better understand what is at stake:  I. […]

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Of the last report from the HCC and our green habits

17 July 2020

Last week’s report from the Haut Conseil pour le Climat (HCC) has evaluated France’s environmental efforts as not enough to face the climate crisis. To share what happens at the national level is important, but what counts is to also keep faithful. Every action counts! This made us keen to share with you our daily green […]