To improve the comfort of low-income housing while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Fondation de France has launched a pilot project to renovate homes in poor condition with green building materials. Because the occupants are actively involved, this changes their habits so that the benefits of the renovations are long-term.
Fondation de France has developed a research centre on the Branféré site in western Brittany. This zoo and botanical garden is used for research into rare animal and plant species. It is also a breeding and conservation site for endangered species. Finally, it is also an environmental education facility, helping children, teenagers and adults understand and respect diversity in innovative, fun ways.
Fondation de France and the CFSI have joined forces to promote sustainable family smallholdings as a way to fight famine in Africa. The general goal is to support the development of sustainable, viable family smallholdings in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly by funding innovative initiatives, exchanges and networking.
Faced with the environmental crisis caused by increased human activity, Fondation de France encourages people to live in greater harmony with their surroundings. Favouring a citizen-based approach, it supports group endeavours, scientific research and educational projects in France and abroad.