Archive pour March 2012

Eco Design Contest Marron Rouge

Wednesday 14 March 2012

This project was born from one of my trips to India where I met an intern within the NGO that manufacture the recycled inner tube bags . She had been a pupil of the school of Diderot’s La Martiniere. I asked him to relate with his teacher because I had the idea to a contest on the theme of recycling.
I met Delphine Mille, a professor at the school of La Martiniere Diderot repeatedly since November 2011 we set up this contest to students.
Here are the steps that we have set up with Delphine Mille:

  • A first meeting to
    • Explain who is Marron Rouge
    • Describe the importance of design above all in a recycled object
    • Emphasize the environmental importance
    • Use the best manufacturing sectors with emphasis on the importance of the social economy and in my views
    • Provide some raw materials such as inner tubes, seat belts
  • A second meeting to evaluate student projects and redirect or reinforce their creativity
  • A third meeting to select the winners
  • Finally one last meeting to have a prototype finished product and remove students who could not present a real prototype

The project is now completed and 15 winners are selected. Achievements have been first presented at the Open Days of La Martinière Diderot on 9 and 10 March 2012.
On March 28, 2011 will be selected by a jury the best achievements of the 15 winners.

Jury members are:
Amandine, president of Artgens
Laure Vial Lenfant, society LM  Show

Sophie Tinland Lelandais, teacher DSAA Creator, designer at  La Martinière Diderot

Cecile Liard, organizer of the Vintage Fashion Market in Lyon
Frederic Cadet, CEO and designer of the eco-design agency bearing his name
Mathilde Alexandre, creator of Mademoiselle Dimanche 
Nicolas Asboth, founder of the concept Store ORIGEEN
Aline Perier, photographer
Isabelle Gleize, Director Designers’ Village
Delphine Mille professor at La Martinière Diderot
The best projects selected by the jury will then be sold in whole or part by Marron Rouge  as part of its strategy
The work of the 15 winners will be featured in the exhibition hall of the Designers’ Village in Lyon from Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 17:00 and until 31 March 2012 as part of Days of Crafts in initiative of the Chamber of Trade.

EARTH HOUR: Let’s switch off the light to better see us together

Thursday 8 March 2012

On the night of March 31 to April 1, 2012 we will celebrate Earth Hour
Since 4 years  and the initiative of the WWF they created an event called Earth Hour.

The Earth Hour will be this year March 31, 2012 from 20:30 to 21:30

So here we are less than one month for it. A reminder of what the Earth Hour: global event now in its fourth edition. It is a unifying event that aims to mobilize people, governments, cities and businesses around a simple gesture: Turn off the light for 60 minutes (this is the meaning of the logo) to mark the will of all the fight against climate change. Clearly, turning off the light (!) For one hour sensitize all persons who are directly or indirectly affected by this event.

We must at all costs get our act together and individually to be a player for our planet tomorrow. If you want to change our energy needs, including the production is really

important to consume energy in a conscious way:
• Encourage the use of public transport
• Do not let our appliances on standby
• Is it really essential to leave the windows lit all night?
• Why make your car always?

And then the evening of March 31 for an hour without lights is not that a great opportunity to do something else different: laugh, talk, play, eat by candlelight brief and why think about how you can use less energy ?

The Earth Hour is really a necessity.


The other posts of Marron Rouge on Earth Hour :

EARTH HOUR : It is summer… but it still remains

EARTH HOUR 2011 : It is today

EARTH HOUR 2011 : essential or compulsory?

Earth Hour 2011 : It is good but not enough to keep our planet

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

They also talk about Earth Hour (in French) : Vertissimmo Un bureau sur la terre, Aboneobio