SGFE (Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise) was created in 2008 with the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing deforestation in Cambodia, as well as improving waste management in urban areas, by developing a local economic activity: manufacturing charcoal using organic waste. In 2009, GERES opened a factory in partnership with the NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. After transferred to a private entrepreneur in 2012, SGFE is now an independent social enterprise.
Launched by GERES in 2004, this operation is the first voluntary greenhouse gas emission offset initiative in France. CO2 Solidaire encourages individuals, companies, institutions and local authorities to take action to preserve the climate by reducing their emissions at source and then offsetting all or part of their residual greenhouse gas emissions. The programme website explains how to calculate emissions and make partially tax-deductible charitable donations.
The Compost Box is a fun tool to raise awareness about composting and sustainable development. The Compost Box encourages teaching projects and proposes new elements to create your own teaching activities (a file, a booklet, play cards, boxes, seeds,etc.). This tool is designed for teachers who would like to organize activities focusing on sustainable development with their students. The Compost Box is only available in French.
Created by GERES in 2007 as part of its efforts to organize the individual composting sector in the Bouches-du-Rhône area, this site describes the work of our partners, the community gardens that endeavour to raise awareness and organize workshops on individual composting. If you want to establish a compost heap and have questions about maintaining and using it, you can find all the necessary dates and tips on a website dedicated to composting, an activity of vital importance in eliminating waste.
Set up as part of the PNAEE (National Programme to Improve Energy Efficiency), the energy information network draws on existing local structures, supported by ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency) in partnership with the local authorities. Energy Information Centres are committed to delivering neutral information and suggesting individually tailored solutions.
(Small-Scale Hydro-Electricity and Environment): To assist project developers and facilitate organization of efforts to develop small-scale hydro-electricity in the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur Region, GERES and Maison Régionale de l’Eau have launched a regional "Small-scale hydro-electricity and environment" initiative with support from the regional authorities and ADEME under a project contract. The PHéE website describes the original approach adopted by all these partners: looking for areas of compatibility between small-scale hydro-electricity and the environment, ensuring shared understanding of issues and exploring avenues that could lead to acceptable practices accepted by everyone for both managing small-scale hydro-electricity plants and putting together projects in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
With the ever-increasing energy prices, a growing number of households across Europe, has difficulty maintaining comfort in their homes, sometimes with serious consequences (debt, exclusion, damage to the building, respiratory diseases, etc.).
Although the problem is often complex, simple and cost-effective solutions exist. These are practical solutions that the European ACHIEVE project aims to develop, to reduce energy poverty in Europe.
Developed by JatroREF project, the website of the network offers a documentary resource area and hosts the private areas of the five thematic units about agronomic potential of Jatropha; production systems and supply chains; carbon finance; pure vegetable oil production; and PVO use in engines.