About Roxane Grioche
In 2005 Roxane left Paris to work in BRUSSELS for 2 years as a press correspondent at the European Commission for European headlines, where she developed her expertise on sustainable and environmental issues. In 2007 she founded the website “Agir pour la planète”: dedicated to environmental information and sustainable development, best practices, pollution and health, biodiversity, energy and natural resources.
In 2012 she created “Saska production” and made documentary films. She has a background in environment and development, and on climate change. In 2019 Roxane created « PISTE VERTE » , a new American company based in Miami Florida from where she has written numerous scientific papers and mainstream publications, and her Book « THE PROMISED PLANET » recently published. In her spare time she works as an ambassador on various topics in societal impact and on new models for tackling environmental / political crises. She is currently designing http://www.actforyourplanet.com to facilitate knowledge-sharing and learning good practices all over the world to fight poverty and climate change.
The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but to act is the responsibility of everyone. Roxane Grioche shares with us her humor, and 20 years of experience spent at the bedside of the planet to question the leaders and actors of a sustainable world. She raises questions provoked by COVID-19 and gives us the reflections which she has experienced during this period of life totally tipping over. Its raison d'être: helping to solve the social and environmental crisis and inspiring others. She tells us about the multiple projects and upheavals she has observed around the world. Nobel Peace Prize winners Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) or Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh), Severn Suzuki (Canada), Raoni (Brazil), Franck Riboud (France), Dr Pathak (India), Pince Albert (Monaco), Bibi Russel (Bangladesh) and others contribute interesting views and inspiration throughout the book.
She was well underway with the book in July 2019 as she set off for a new life in Miami. However, in January 2020 when the book was nearly ready for release… COVID-19 was here! Roxane provides simple lessons and ideas, which should help us learn from the chaos we are going through. The goal is to help us move towards a fairer and more livable society; where we better understand the other great danger: climate change.
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The French Library is pleased to welcome Lebanese author, Joseph Kai for a discussion of his latest book: Restless (English translation of L’Intranquille). We will dive into Joseph’s own story based in Beirut, Lebanon.Read More