Through a selection of examples and practical tips, this publication
aims to prompt citizens/consumers to change their consumption habits at home,
school, work and during vacation in order to help preserve our environment.
This 15 page "user-friendly" guide has been developed in co-operation
with UNEP by the French journalist, Alain Chauveau, and by O2 France, an agency
specialised in eco-design and sustainable development, under the patronage of
the French Secretariat for Sustainable Development and with the support of the
Association of Detergent Industries, Carrefour and La Poste.
The publication is divided into five sections introducing the activities of
the "Sustainable Family" in the morning (breakfast, shower, transports),
throughout the day (at school, in the office), and in the evening, as well as
during week-ends and holidays. A selection of striking figures related to specific
environmental issues (water, waste, energy, noise, etc.) are highlighted on
each page and accompanied by some suggestions to help reduce our environmental
impact in different fields.
The launch has been organised during the French Week on Sustainable Development
and the guide will be distributed in France notably through Carrefour supermarkets
and post offices. Moreover a website
specifically developed in addition to the guide provides further information
on the issues raised in the publication.