"Our Endangered Forest", topic of the 6th edition of the Rethink Day

3 April 2012

Since 2006, the Rethink day aims to make HEC students and staff aware of the problems of global warming and of sustainable development with a series of conferences, exhibitions and film projections.

This 6th edition, which is to be held on 11 April 2012 on the campus, looks at the topic of the conservation of forest resources. It will be marked by the launch of the operation“My forest in Peru: 130ha in Jouy = 130ha in Peru!” This agroforestery project aims to plant 600 trees (one per staff member) in the region of San Martin in Peru; the equivalent to the surface of the HEC campus. Throughout the year everyone will be able to make their own personal contribution to this project by buying as many trees as they wish. A photo exhibition (set up in the North gallery) will enable people to discover this project which is being carried out in partnership with Pur Project, with the support of students from the “Rethink” association.

A conference-debate on the topic: “Comparative perspectives on the conservation of ecosystems in France and in the South” will be held with Tristan Lecomte (HEC 1996), founder of Pur Projet and Alter Eco and Matthieu Calame, President of the Charles Léopold Mayer Fondation, and agronomist who specializes in sustainable territory management and in preserving the planet's resources.

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