Training and awareness raising

Beach cleaning assisted by animal traction
La commune de l’île d’Oléron réalise un nettoyage des plages assisté de portage et traction asine. Une cinquantaine d’opérations de nettoyage de plages ont été organisées dans l’année avec la participation de nombreux bénévoles et d’élèves (lycéens, collégiens, écoles).
Ces opérations ont permis de ramasser les micro-déchets sur les plages en préservant les laisses de mer et les écosystèmes uniques de la plage et de la dune. Le caractère innovant consiste à allier la traction animale, l’éducation à l’environnement, la préservation d’une race d’âne locale (Ane du Poitou) et  le volontariat citoyen afin de dépolluer...
The commune of Ile d'Oléron uses donkeys to assist in its beach cleaning operations. About fifty beach clean-up operations were organised during the year with the participation of many volunteers and students (secondary school, college and school students). Working in this way has made it possible to collect micro-waste from beaches while preserving the unique sea foreshore and the ecosystems of the beach and dune. The innovation of this approach in combining animal power, environmental education, the preservation of a local donkey breed (Ane du Poitou) and citizen volunteering to clean up a sensitive environment. The days, times and places of the clean-ups are broadcast via the Tourist Offices, social networks and websites as well as the municipality's interactive information panel.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.
Management of green spaces in the city of Romainville through sustainable development
La ville de Romainville s’est engagée en faveur du développement durable en appliquant ses principes à la gestion des espaces verts en particulier. Cette démarche a pour objectif de créer du lien social, en favorisant les rencontres dans les jardins partagés, de réintroduire des espèces autochtones dans la ville et de bannir les phytosanitaires chimiques grâce à la mise en œuvre d’une gestion différenciée des espaces verts.
En partenariat avec diverses écoles et associations locales, ces objectifs ont ensuite été déclinés à l’échelle des différents jardins et vergers publics de Romainville, par la mise en place d’...
The city of Romainville is committed to sustainable development by applying its principles to the management of green spaces in particular. The objective of this approach is to create social cohesion by encouraging people to use in shared gardens, reintroducing indigenous species into the city and banning chemical plant protection products through the implementation of differentiated management of green spaces. In partnership with various schools and local associations, these objectives were then applied to the various public gardens and orchards in Romainville, through the implementation of activities, composting, and taking action to raise awareness.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.
Creation of a market gardening city, a living, innovative lab to grow the city of tomorrow

28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies

“QUALITY OF LIFE” PRIZE: Romainville

Committed since 2011 to promote the development of urban farming, the city of Romainville is developing an unprecedented project in France: the market gardening city, a vertical eco-designed greenhouse which by the end of 2019 will accommodate a circular substrate market gardening farm, educational workshops, training events and living spaces open to all, while creating integration employment.

The market gardening city, located on a 600-square-metre plot at the heart of the Marcel-Cachin neighbourhood, will be the first “thinking and acting” urban farming lab in France. It aims to gather in a single space various complementary activities organised along 3 axes: a market gardening farm growing vegetables and plants providing a local food supply, an educational centre intended for an amateur or specialized audience, and a living space with meetings, including the organization of events such as conferences, round tables and seminars.

The "Recycl'Lab" room and the "Tri Truck" vehicle, new awareness and prevention tools
Le Recycl’Lab est un espace collaboratif, vitrine pour les projets menés par le Grand Reims sur la prévention des déchets. C’est un espace à vocation pédagogique qui s’adresse à tous les publics du territoire. Les mots d’ordre du local sont REDUIRE, RECYCLER et REUTILISER. Quatres associations accueillent les habitants au Recycl’Lab :
-Vél’Oxygène qui animera des ateliers de réparation de vélo,
- Le SEL (Système d’échange local) de Reims qui propose une vision collaborative des échanges de service,
- la JCE (Jeune Chambre Economique) de Reims qui met en place une bibliothèque d’outils...
The Recycl'Lab is a collaborative space, a showcase for projects led by Greater Reims on waste prevention. It is a pedagogical space intended for all audiences in the region. The watchwords of the undertaking are REDUCE, RECYCLE and REUSE. Four associations welcome local residents to the Recycl'Lab:
-Vel'Oxygène, which will run bicycle repair workshops,
- The SEL (Local Exchange System) in Reims, which offers a collaborative vision of service exchanges,
- The JCE (Junior Chamber of Commerce) in Reims, which is setting up a library of tools on loan or lease,
- Les Petits Débrouillards (resourceful young people), a national network for popular science education.
The system is completed by the Tri Truck, a mobile service, which provides answers to questions about waste management and prevention as close as possible to the local inhabitants (markets, outside buildings, events, etc.).
The Greater Reims urban community has public partners such as ADEME and ECOLOGIC.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.
 The sustainable food education centre
La structure municipale de Mouans-Sartoux met en œuvre le projet alimentaire territorial de la commune autour de 5 axes : installer des agriculteurs Bio, développer le volet économique de l’alimentation durable, éduquer tous les publics à l’alimentation durable, mener des recherches actions avec les chercheurs et étudiants, et enfin essaimer le projet sur d’autres territoires en France et en Europe. Ce projet a notamment permis de préserver de nombreuses surfaces agricoles.
La construction d’une souveraineté alimentaire durable, locale, et Bio permet par ailleurs de diminuer l’impact de l’alimentation sur le...
The municipal structure of Mouans-Sartoux implements the commune's regional food project around five themes: setting up organic farming operations, developing the economic aspect of sustainable food, educating all sections of the public about sustainable food, conducting action research with researchers and students, and, finally, expanding the project to other regions in France and Europe. In particular, this project has made it possible to preserve many agricultural areas. Building sustainable, local, and organic food sovereignty also makes it possible to reduce the impact of the food industry on global warming, preserve biodiversity and contribute to the health of food consumers. The initiative is financed through calls for projects from government departments, Europe and foundations. The commune covers 30% of the operating budget from its own funds.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.