Public discourse in France on environmental issues have long become the norm, and environmental advocacy groups have had significant influence. But how are they implemented locally? We visit three organisations in Lyon that have helped develop sustainable lifestyles in the city.
Lyon has its own unique rustic charm, with its many small alleys of the old town centre, and with the hills and the banks of the river Rhône that surround the city. Eco-shops such as Les trois ptits pois (’the three little peas’) and urban gardens like L’atelier des friches are noticeable but blend naturally into the cityscape. Green plots and environmental initiatives can be found in many corners and squares of the city.