Archive pour January 2011

Earth Hour : one hour without light, nothing better to give us brilliant sustainable ideas!

Wednesday 26 January 2011

The Eco-informants decided to called up for Earth Hour, Marron Rouge is associated with this group dynamism to sensitize us for the big event which should have impact to our way of life more responsible.  We will until March 26, 2011 at 20h30 give you regular information  on this crucial event. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.

Some advices for enerrgy savings :
– Do not use car, use transports or walk
– do not let water get out of the shower when you do not use it
– do not leave light on in rooms when it is not necessary
– …

Here are the links (in French) for the other eco-informant who publish this information :



Monday 17 January 2011

Les Femmes sont des héros (Women are heroes)

Sunday 16 January 2011

I just come back from theatre where I was with one  my best friends Fabienne. I knew Fabienne in Democratic Republic of Congo. Fabienne was working for Action Against Hunger and I for International Committee of the Red Cross

We went out from this movie completely affected and silent. We saw a pure moment of humanity. We did not know before the project of JR, the artist who created  Women Are Heroes. Rarely did I see so much respect for these women, in this movie it is shown with humanity and dignity.I strongly advise you to see this movie which give a big hope for future

I give a special glance to :

– “little Mimi” from Democratic Republic of Congo, who got a stray bullet on one his leg and due to the tenacity of her widowed mum she was feeling better and better.

– all these Indian women young and less young who were forced to get married and especially to this young girl  , 22 years old, I met last October in the association Parrainages Inde who did not get married with a man of 45 years old but left home to marry with the young boy friend she loved.

 Thanks again to JR to have captured the pecision of feelings of all these women.



Monday 10 January 2011

Recycling is one our passion in Marron Rouge and not only in our web site. Everything which can contribute to a better recycling, artistic way, logistic way or solidarity way, will interested us . We like this program of RECYCLAGE SOLIDAIRE (SOLIDARITYRECYCLING) developed by ASAH . We invite you to visit their web site and to participate the best way as possible with the network of partners they put in place.


A national network of associations to collect and to recycle will benefit to your associative projects :

– toner cartridges (Laser or Inkjet)

– mobiles phones (working or not)

– charger and small transformers

– laptop computers (working or not)

– hard disk drives

For associations :

– a way to be in close contact with enterprises, communities and consumers

– an effective way to finance your associative projects

– a national network and visibility

– an optimisation of collecting  du to the partnership with Polytech certified ISO14001 and tools used

For consumers, enterprises and communities, this program will hep to deposit all the recyclable items near your home and free everywhere in France. This will definitively help associative projects for solidarity and/or ecological

We invite you to visit their web site (in French) and to participate the best way as possible with the network of partners they put in place.

Mademoiselle Dimanche (Miss Sunday)

Monday 3 January 2011

Mademoiselle Dimanche ? (Miss Sunday ?)

Mademoiselle, Dimanche ! (Miss, Sunday!)

Mademoiselle, Dimanche ? (Miss, Sunday?)

Mademoiselle ? Dimanche ?(Miss ? Sunday?)

There are different to write it and to say it but my favourite is the most simple Mademoiselle Dimanche. (Miss Sunday). I had already heard about Mathilde Alexandre, through our home designer, you know the very serious (strict) Marie-Noëlle Bayard. Then I went to this Design Christmas Market on december 19, 2010 on Sathonay square in Lyon and I met Mademoiselle, Mathilde Alexandre, do you know when? So I give the answer, : one Sunday (Dimanche  in French). If it is not chance…!!!? I saw in real the creations of Mathilde and I found everything I saw very chic and touching ( the conical cushions for example). Mathilde is really talented and on top of his talent she prints and manufactures all her products by hand and ink with solvent free. I just copied from his blog the following translation of text :

“Mademoise Dimanche (Mathilde Alexandre) is textile designer. She design and hand print graphics colourful drawings for a collection of fabrics for decoration, textiles items for kids and adults. You can discover them on her onligne shop.

She shares deco ideas and passions for design and textile, her inspirations , her work on her blog….and everything that makes life beautifull”

To contact Mademoiselle Dimanche (Miss Sunday) do not wait next Sunday :

To know much more about her here is a link which gives you a lot!