Episode 5. Sustainable Farming and Resilient Cities

In this episode, Anna and Olivier interviewed Chris Jones, a landscape architect who is opening urban farms in countries throughout the world. He hopes to place circularity and sustainable food systems at the heart of these areas, while also providing quality produce for all. The student contributor for this episode was Jarrod Suda, a Master’s student in International Affairs at IHEID, who added his personal insight on the topic after having done a summer of farming with four families and entrepreneurs across Switzerland.

170 actions to combat climate change

During the school year 2019/2020, the Environmental Committee partnered up with the UN Geneva’s Perception Change Project. The mission of the PCP is to make information accessible while highlighting the role of Geneva based organizations in the promotion of the SDGs. The purpose of their 170 brochures series is to develop a list of tangibleContinue reading “170 actions to combat climate change”

Episode 4. The Environmental Impacts of Covid-19 with DG Tatiana Valovaya

To commemorate the release of 170 Actions to combat climate change brochure produced by the Perception Change Project in partnership with the EC, Anna and Olivier interviewed Tatiana Valovaya, the Director General of the UNOG, about the foreseen environmental impacts of Covid-19. They discussed the role of the UN in implementing policies to reduce global emissions and the important lessons that have come out of this pandemic that may lead to more sustainable environmental solutions.

Épisode 3. L’économie verte est-elle viable pour le futur de notre planète?

Dans ce nouvel épisode de The Ecologist, Anna et Olivier discutent avec leurs invités de l’économie verte et de ses limites comme alternative pour protéger notre environnement. On explore ses liens avec la RSE et l’industrie du lithium, en plus de discuter de modèles d’entrepreunariat durable en Amérique Latine.


by Zaninka Ntagungira Yesterday was the 50th Earth Day and I hope you found some fun ways to enjoy it, maybe by reminiscing with us on Instagram! To continue celebrating Earth, I wanted to share some do and don’ts that I’ve learned so far in my recycling and composting journey here in Geneva. It’s definitelyContinue reading “#EarthDayEveryday”

Tutorial – Baguettes traditionnelles

by Jarrod Suda Hello fellow ECers and friends to IHEID! Please enjoy this homemade video and this baguette recipe that I’ve been trying. I think it could be a fun way to develop a micro-mastery or simply pass a lazy Sunday. Make sure to share with your friends and family the next time you breakContinue reading “Tutorial – Baguettes traditionnelles”

Episode 2. Can Tourism Ever Really be Sustainable?

In this episode, Anna and Olivier discuss the impacts of tourism and how sustainable tourism can be a less impactful way to travel. To explore the subject, we host Ben Gill, who has been working on sustainable tourism projects for more than 15 years with a charity named Bioregional. Pablo, a Graduate Institute’s student from Indonesia, talks about the effects of tourism on his home country.

Vegetarianism, Federer, and the myth of perfection

by Pauline Seppey Hello, friendly reader. Yes, this is yet another article about vegetarianism. No, I will not yell at you for consuming meat – I’ve been there. I used to think a life without bacon could never be worth living. And I’m not here to tell you how I changed my mind either. First,Continue reading “Vegetarianism, Federer, and the myth of perfection”