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The Bees (and Honey) of Paris

There’s been an upswing in apiculture in Paris, with ruches (beehives) in the most unexpected places. With all the buzz around bees, I decided to discover more about beekeeping and the honey of Paris.
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Permaculture in France

France offers many opportunities for those interested in sustainable farming methods to get their hands dirty and dive into permaculture concepts at working farms and education centers. Beyond a holistic approach to gardening, permaculture is a ...read more
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The Best Sustainable, Ethical & Fair-Trade Shopping in Paris

There is an increasing movement in France to support eco-minded commerce, with consumers demanding a certain ethical engagement from the businesses they support. Shops promoting fair trade are on the rise in cities across France, and Paris is no ...read more
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A Zero Waste Living Shop in Paris: La Maison du Zéro Déchet

With the increasing awareness of the impact of excess waste on our planet, you might be wondering how you personally can help. La Maison du Zéro Déchet is not only a concept shop, it’s a resource center truly dedicated to zero-waste living. ...read more
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France Expands Single Use Plastic Ban for 2020

After establishing itself as a front-runner in the quest to reduce pollution, France is now extending their plastic ban to be even more comprehensive. France first banned lightweight plastic bags, then become the first country in the world to ...read more
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Gluten-Free in Paris: The’ Best Gluten Free Restaurants & Bakeries in Paris

There’s a reason why our mental image of a Parisian features a striped-shirt-wearing specimen carrying a baguette, the French after all love nothing more than a loaf of crusty bread- but does this mean you should hit up London instead if you’re ...read more
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Healthy Parisian Living: Bringing Wellbeing to the New Year in Paris

Every year, losing weight and eating healthy take the top spots of New Year’s resolution lists, even in Paris. But by the end of the month most of those get-in-shape goals have fizzled, by no means helped by the miserable weather that plagues ...read more

Vacation Rentals for Those Who Don’t just Travel, they Experience.

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French Countryside Living: Finding Inspiration From French Women

When I moved from Paris to the French countryside, I knew I would miss things from the city- I just didn't know exactly what those things would be. I was certain that country life would be enriching and come with added benefits- more space, a ...read more
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A Bio Butcher in Paris: Buying Organic Meat in Montmartre

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting all morning under a heating lamp at the local market, do yourself a favor and step into the ...read more
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An Interview with Kristen Beddard, Author of Bonjour Kale

Kristen's story begins with struggles, but what she did with her time in Paris is truly a story of success. After several frustrating attempts – and failures – to find kale in Paris markets and supermarchés Kristen launched The Kale Project a ...read more
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Composting in Paris II: Kitchen Compost Buckets & Worms on the Balcony

Despite the growing number of community composting systems in Paris, many city dwellers find themselves far from an urban garden. Parisian apartments are not known for their extensive floor plans, but where there's a will there's a way, and it ...read more
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Composting in Paris: Neighborhood Gardens & Community Efforts

Once you start composting, you can't go back. Maybe it's the immediate difference you see that composting makes on the amount of waste you throw away each day, maybe it's the excitement of seeing food turn into rich and healthy soil, maybe it's ...read more
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Anti-Gaspillage: France Rallies Against Food Waste

While the idea of requesting a doggy bag in a restaurant feels foreign to the French, steps towards reducing food waste are a source of national pride. Many restaurants will now provide doggy bags to customers. The initiative is the result of a ...read more