Les Fontaines: Environment, Biodiversity and Corporate Events
Concrete actions in favor of sustainable development
Since the opening of the Campus, many actions have been taken to preserve the environment:
- Geothermy heat / cool the villas
- Reuse of rainwater to fill the swimming pool and water the gardens
- Use of local and seasonal products for the meals
- Fleet of electric vehicles for site maintenance and security
- Recycling of food waste using a dehydrator
- Preservation of 52 hectares of Amazon rainforest each year on International Environment Day, June 5
- Setting up of 50 beehives to preserve biodiversity
- Objective ZERO-plastic: no more plastic bottles and cups but a water bottle given to the participant on their arrival
- Systematic participation in climate solidarity projects to offset the impact of participants’ stay and planting trees in Hauts-de-France and Amazonia
- Measurement of the Campus’ annual carbon footprint
An eco-responsible commitment rewarded by numerous certifications
All these actions have earned the Campus several official labels, in particular the European eco-label.
The Campus is ideally suited to the organization of environment-friendly events, in line with the CSR policy of many client companies.
Certified organizations also regularly organize training sessions there (Ekodev, Earthwatch, etc.).
This year, the Campus obtained ISO 20121 certification, an international standard for sustainable event management. Specific to the event sector, it guarantees responsible implementation of projects and control of the economic, social and environmental impacts linked to the site’s activity.
At Les Fontaines, we also pay special attention to preserving biodiversity:
- The cuts of dead trees are left on site to feed the birds: green woodpecker, black woodpecker, tit, magpie …
- The low branches around the pond are not pruned and cut reeds are left in place to allow nesting of birds, including the kingfisher
- The three islets in the center of the lake are protected areas, because they offer a shelter for migrating birds
The park and its pond are home to a rich and varied fauna:
- Birds: coots, water rails, moorhens, barnacle geese, big bill, buzzards, barn owls, kingfishers, owls, chickadees, robins, goldfinches, herons, green and black woodpeckers …
- Mammals: deer, foxes, wild boars, bats
- Reptiles: turtles, lizards
- Insects and amphibians