Environment and biodiversity

Concrete actions in favor of sustainable development

Since the opening, many actions have been undertaken to preserve the environment:

  • Geothermal system to heat / cool the villas
  • Reuse of rainwater to fill the swimming pool and water the green spaces
  • Use of local and seasonal products for the food supply
  • Fleet of electric vehicles for the maintenance and security of the site
  • Recycling of food waste thanks to a dehydrator
  • Preservation of 52 hectares of Amazonian forest each year on International Environment Day, June 5
  • Installation of 50 beehives at the Old Stables to preserve biodiversity
  • Objective ZERO plastic: no more plastic bottles and cups but a water bottle given to the participant at their arrival
  • Systematic participation in climate solidarity projects to offset the footprint of the participants' stay by planting trees in Hauts-de-France and Amazonia
  • Measurement of the Campus' annual carbon footprint

An eco-responsible commitment rewarded by numerous certifications

All of these actions have earned the Campus official labels, in particular the European ecolabel, and recognition of the sector as a place with strong convictions. 

The Campus is perfectly suited to the organization of environmentally friendly seminars, in line with the CSR policies of its clients.

Certified organizations regularly organize permanent training sessions (Ekodev, Earthwatch...)

In 2020, the Campus obtained the ISO 20121 certification, an international standard for sustainable event management. Specific to the events sector, it guarantees responsible implementation of projects and control of the economic, social and environmental impacts of the site's activity.

A preserved biodiversity

At Les Fontaines, we also pay particular attention to the preservation of biodiversity:

  • Dead trees are left on site to feed birds: green woodpeckers, black woodpeckers, chickadees, magpies...
  • The low branches of the pond are not pruned, and the cut reeds are left in place to allow the nesting of birds, including the kingfisher
  • The three islets in the center of the lake are protected areas because they are passage areas for migratory birds

The park and its pond are home to a rich and varied fauna:

  • Birds: coots, water rails, moorhens, barnacle geese, grosbeaks, buzzards, barn owls, kingfishers, owls, chickadees, robins, goldfinches, herons, green and black woodpeckers...
  • Mammals: roe deer, foxes, wild boars, bats
  • Reptiles: turtles, lizards
  • Insects and amphibians