Now, around us, the subject of environmental protection is on everyone's lips. It is in the media every day, and politicians have understood that they must include it in their national programmes. From COP21, to Nicolas Hulot's resignation, to the non-banning of glyphosate, our planet has become a hot topic on social networks. But far from all this media hustle and bustle, and from political speeches, we wonder if this craze is not the effect of a fashion, of a moment compartmentalized in a limited geographical space.
In fact, what do we know about people who live daily from climate change, people who have often had a rather lenient way of life with their environment? What is the degree of ecological awareness of people beyond the oceans and our cultural borders?
That is the first question to be answered. Understand what others are experiencing, how they feel about the environment, before considering a common action plan. Indeed, we are convinced that the climate challenge can only be met when a citizen and international mobilization is born, which will make its desire for change loud and clear.
Then, after the inventory of fixtures comes the time for action. How can we try to strengthen the mobilization of these citizens for the protection of their environment? How can we ensure that action no longer remains a minority and prevails over inaction?
After several trips, especially professional ones, we became aware that there was still in many countries, an organization of society deeply linked to the natural environment on which the populations still depend.
And yet, the often sudden arrival of globalization, which brings a whole new world of artifice, both upsets cultures and profoundly disrupts natural balances and threatens local environments.
Plastic debris in rivers, on roadsides, is often the most visible marker of an uncontrolled transformation.
With my partner, we therefore created the Effet Libellule project in order to find a source of inspiration, from people and cultures who still live in a strong and respectful relationship with Nature.
But we also wanted to work with primary school classes to help them distinguish between opportunities and threats to environmental protection in the context of ongoing globalization.