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Pwotèj la mangwov an nou : protecting the mangroves of Guadeloupe

Published: March 5, 2019

by Marianne  “Bonjour!” I say to my neighbor, Luciana. “Bonsoir!” she replies. It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon. Why was she saying “good evening?” While it surprised me during first few days of my stay in Guadeloupe, I’ve since gotten used to it: if it’s after noon in Guadeloupe, I know to greet folks with bonsoir instead of bonjour. When I first arrived, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. I was constantly comparing...

La Vie Verte: Experiences with Sustainability in France

Published: February 22, 2018

When I think about sustainability, I normally focus on what I can do at homeā€¦ However, what happens when you are not at home? What about the way people help the Earth around the world?