I am a 22 year old French citizen. I come from Lyon and study Water Resources Engineering in Grenoble. I recently went on exchange at Queen’s University in Kingston (ON), Canada, where I learned more about myself than ever before.
Thanks to my parents, I’ve always been sensitive to subjects like ecology and global warming. But I’d become so used to the system that I’d stopped believing in change. I’d given up on my dreams, both personal and professional.
I think a lot of people are in the same situation today, feeling frustrated without really knowing why, knowing something’s wrong with society and our way of life. And why wouldn’t they, when we live in a world where we support child labour when we buy a shirt, contribute to famine when we eat a burger, increase inequalities when we buy our groceries in a supermarket…?
In Canada, I took a course in Ecological Economics, taught by Steven Moore, and where I learned that a better economic system is possible and within our reach. It gave me hope and made me realize that life is too short to be spent in frustration. We deserve to live in a world where we look forward to Monday, value solidarity over competition, and people over products! We just have to decide we want to.
A different perspective is my way of sharing my vision, and showing what people are doing all around the world to induce change.
Each article is written in English and in French, and contains several links to articles, videos and websites, divided into different categories.
If there’s something you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to comment (it would make me very happy), and/or send me an email!
“Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead