Eco-responsible trips, animal shelter in winter and 35,000 candles for Corto Maltese – rts.ch
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A week ago, the Year of the Rabbit began in China. And in Vietnam, it’s a cat’s, Tet occasion, New Year celebration. Têt is also the name of a small video game about Vietnamese cuisine, created by an illustrator from Geneva who wanted to reconnect with the culture of his country of origin. The goal of the game? Prepare a festive meal for the New Year. Yum, meow.
Eco-responsible travel offers
Want to travel while reducing your carbon footprint, but don’t have the ideas or time to organize yourself? The solution may be a click away. Two female and two male students from French-speaking Switzerland created a website offering environmentally responsible travel. A catalog of offers aimed at promoting the local economy, soft mobility or even seasonality.
A site for circular fashion
If there’s wind in second-hand sails, there are other remedies against “fast fashion,” such as repairing damaged clothes or renting clothes you don’t use. Two students from the University of Lausanne decided to develop a platform to facilitate access to these services and interaction between stakeholders. Available on campus, open to other communities.
Fill your bike with brakes
Charge your electric bike while riding. Theoretically, it is possible using a brake according to the dynamo principle. But in practice, it’s a bit more complicated, current batteries don’t support these very short charging strokes very well. Until you develop a second battery. This is the concept that the Geneva company is working on.
>> More information: The problem for an electric bike is the autonomy of the battery and the means of charging it.
Center for injured animals
Winters can be harsh for animals that don’t hibernate or migrate. A care center in Chavornay (VD) gathers hedgehogs and other injured or weakened birds to treat them and restore their strength. A wildlife refuge that exists thanks to the donations and commitment of its members.
35,000 candles for Corto Maltese
International Comic Film FestivalAngoulême awarded Genevan Léonie Bischoff and Genevan Martin Panchaud, Lausanne resident Muma also caused a sensation with his work in the front yard of the comic museum. 35,000 candles placed and lit by 400 volunteers to unveil the festival’s first poster representing the Corto Maltese language. An ephemeral and impressive creation that the Barcelona artist sees as social sculpture.
Vietcong flag over Notre Dame
January 19, 1969: In the midst of the Vietnam War, Paris wakes up to a Viet Cong flag flying atop Notre Dame Cathedral. The image will travel around the world and will require a helicopter intervention to get it. After 54 years, those who raise this flag are finally revealing their identity. Almost reminiscent of Noé, “Olaf” and “Bacchus”, 3 the revolutionary heroes of the Old Hearths, the Vaudois tells the underside of a memorable operation.
>> More information: When three Waldensian activists raised the Viet Cong flag at Notre Dame de Paris
If not, do you remember Amélie Poulain? What if his miraculous fate was not as we are told? 21 years after the release of his film, the director Jean-Pierre Jeunet remixes his hero to tell us The true story of Amélie PoulainA 6-minute short film, in one place Americans and Legends office.
Have a great week and see you next Monday!