Energy Observer Solutions

Initiatives for changing the world

 

Energy Observer is the name of the first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vessel to be self-sufficient in energy, advocating and serving as a laboratory for ecological transition.

Criss-crossing the oceans without air or noise pollution for marine ecosystems, Energy Observer sets out to meet women and men who devote their energy to creating sustainable solutions for a more harmonious world.

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Hydraloop, recycling water at home

A quarter of humanity could face a water shortage by 2050. To contribute to the fight against water waste, a Dutch company has created a water recycler for households.  

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Freedom on a Bike, rethinking the cycle of integration

Delft, the pioneer city of sustainable mobility

Go Energy Less, the desert fridge

Marker Wadden, rewilding in motion

Bee Aware about the plight of the bumblebee

Green Watech, a low-tech filter for clean water

Polar Permaculture, agriculture at the end of the world

Recycled Park, anti-plastic barriers at river mouths

ENERGY OBSERVER

A self-sufficient vessel, zero-emission, zero fine particles and zero noise

ENERGY OBSERVER

A self-sufficient vessel, zero-emission, zero fine particles and zero noise

Discover all solutions by country

 

As the first French ambassador of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the UN, Energy Observer goes to meet those who are developing concrete solutions to accelerate the ecological transition.

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Discover all solutions by country

 

As the first French ambassador of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the UN, Energy Observer goes to meet those who are developing concrete solutions to accelerate the ecological transition.

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17 goals to transform the world

The Sustainable development goals

Poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, climate change… It sure can feel like we’re living in dark times. But a better future is possible. A future where prosperity, peace and justice reign for all. This future we can create together, guided by the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Seventeen goals to achieve. Goals that are inseparable from each other but can be viewed individually by clicking on the links below.

1 – No poverty

Imagine living on less than $1.25 a day. Pretty hard, huh?

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BIO-LUTIONS, biodegradable food packaging

2 – Zero Hunger

One in nine people don’t get enough to eat.

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Polar Permaculture, agriculture at the end of the world

Minus Farm, edible insects providing a sustainable food source

Land share for the benefit of all

La Caverne, mushroom houses in the parking lots

Zineb’s Gardens, an inclusive kitchen garden

Bigh Farm, the countryside meets the city

3 – Good Health and well-being

Close to thirty-seven million people were living with HIV in 2017.

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Go Energy Less, the desert fridge

My Human Kit, the Fab-Lab of Handicapowerment

SerVies, Fine Particles on a Plate

4 – Quality Education

In recent years, huge progress has been made in providing access to education in most parts of the world and especially for girls.

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Freedom on a Bike, rethinking the cycle of integration

Bee Aware about the plight of the bumblebee

Beach Guardian, eliminating the plastic from beaches

5 – Gender Equality

The campaign for gender equality sometimes raises a smile.

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Freedom on a Bike, rethinking the cycle of integration

Moving Mamas, for the Integration of refugee women

6 – Clean water and Sanitation

Water is a precious asset that’s essential to our survival.

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7 – Affordable and clean energy

Could you imagine living without electricity? A few minutes? Several hours?

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CorPower, energy at the wave core

Pavegen, the energy revolution is up and running

Heliatek, a revolution in photovoltaics

Biodome, the biogas of the countryside

Eco Wave Power, utilising the Sea’s energy

Hans Olof Nilsson and the first hydrogen-powered house

Biodiesel, out of the frying pan into a vehicle

8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

The average GDP per capita has been growing yearly across the globe. Unfortunately, not all benefit from it with some countries having trouble offering their populations jobs that could get them out of poverty.

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Verspillings Fabriek, the sustainable soup factory

Sandwich Brothers, ice cream instead of a freeze-out

Land share for the benefit of all

Moving Mamas, for the Integration of refugee women

Refashioning fashion with Majdouline Sbaï

Le Métisse, transforming old jeans into thermal insulation

La Ressourcerie: a second life for your bulky items

Café Joyeux, bringing a smile to the coffee shop

Biodiesel, out of the frying pan into a vehicle

9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Not a day goes by when you don’t access the Web via your smartphone. And you probably don’t think too much about how lucky you are.

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Hydraloop, recycling water at home

CorPower, energy at the wave core

BIO-LUTIONS, biodegradable food packaging

Petit Pli, garments that grow with your children

Heliatek, a revolution in photovoltaics

Eco Wave Power, utilising the Sea’s energy

Hans Olof Nilsson and the first hydrogen-powered house

Precious Plastic, Recyclers Everywhere Unite!

10 – Reduced inequalities

It’s a sad fact of today’s world, but, even if progress has been made in the past century, people are not all born equal, especially when it comes to income.

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My Human Kit, the Fab-Lab of Handicapowerment

Sandwich Brothers, ice cream instead of a freeze-out

Makers Unite, Helping Refugees Find Work

Café Joyeux, bringing a smile to the coffee shop

Transport in Dunkirk, the benefits of travelling for free

11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Currently, half of all humanity lives in cities. Cities where ideas and goods flow. Cities which nurture culture and science. Cities that drive social and economic progress.

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Delft, the pioneer city of sustainable mobility

Go Energy Less, the desert fridge

Recycled Park, anti-plastic barriers at river mouths

Couches Fertiles, baby's diapers turned into compost