Public Policies

You have to do your part for the planet, but it is not the only thing to do! Most of the crucial decisions in your country are taken by public institutions, and you can play an important role in the game if you are well informed about policies, influence the public discourse, raise awareness about… Continue reading Public Policies

Recycled materials

Well done ! No waste ! Remember that if you choose to use food or other perishable items as props in your creations, then you should make use of it and eat it when you are done !

Spray Cans

Spray cans no longer contain ozone depleting products. The aluminium is 100% recyclable but must be disposed of properly in the appropriate bins (“ecological islands”). It must be completely drained and the plastic parts such as the cap and spraying cap must be removed. There are also water-based sprays that have the particularity of being… Continue reading Spray Cans

Oil Paints

Have you considered using natural painting (e.g. clay, lime…) and water-based colours instead of oil paint ? Or even making your own oil paint by mixing natural earth pigments and walnut or linseed oil ? The true environmental danger in Oil paint comes from the paint thinners that are highly toxic, and often give off… Continue reading Oil Paints

Water-based Paints

Well done ! In today’s world, watercolour is one of the safest painting mediums, making the smallest impact on the natural environment. Unlike oil paint, no toxic solvents are used. Unlike acrylic paint, no polymers (plastics) are used. The only binder used in watercolours is gum arabic. One tip: Use a rag instead of paper… Continue reading Water-based Paints


Are you using recycled plastic for your work ? Or are you sure that you want to introduce even more plastic in the environment ? Prefer natural materials that you can easily collect (stones, wood waste) instead of plastic ! Prefer biodegradable materials instead of plastic! Remember, you can always build your scenographies and props… Continue reading Plastic


Instead of cotton canvas, try hemp ; it’s stronger than cotton and does not require heavy use of pesticides to produce it. Hemp is a fast-growing plant and a clean, renewable resource that’s beneficial to the soil. Even better, paint over an old canvas with primer and start afresh. Do you know that you can… Continue reading Fabric


Results Congratulations you made it ! Your individual CO2 emissions is You deserve the level 1 label ! Well done ! Your emissions are pretty low. You still can lower them more ! You deserve the level 2 label ! Your emissions are OK on average but not enough… to save the planet. Try to… Continue reading Final

Digital Footprint

The ecological impact of digital technologies is caused by many factors. For many, “digital” is synonymous with dematerialization. Yet if we think about it, digital technologies are based on physical infrastructure. For example, the Internet needs a network of cables, data centres and many servers. The energy of the Internet and its carbon footprint is… Continue reading Digital Footprint