Conservatoire du Littoral
In 3 questions, Anne Konitz, Communication Manager, tells us about the shared commitment to young people of the Conservatoire du Littoral and TotalEnergies Foundation.
The partners share their experience: Conservatoire du Littoral
Anne Konitz – Communication Manager – Conservatoire du littoral
It’s really important for the Conservatoire to work with civil society organizations and companies that act for energy issues.
What’s your commitment to youth?
It’s not necessarily really part of our roadmap, which is to acquire natural spaces to preserve them. But because it benefits everyone, and this includes young people of course, and because the world today is changing, we’re starting to realize that climate issues are important. I think we belong to generations who have quite a fixist view of what our environment is like. And, on the contrary, to solve a number of problems, we should be learning to have a very mobile view. And this is the work that we undertake with young people, schools, etc. to think about this mobile view of the environment.
What’s your project with TotalEnergies Foundation?
We’ve essentially worked on this European program we’re committed to, which is called Adapto. The Foundation helped us with the educational aspect. In particular, it financed work to support field trips to the coast, where teams came throughout the year to work on the Orne estuary, focusing on the issue of adaptation to climate change in a specific area.
Can you sum up “creating partnerships” in a few words?
The teams are very much involved in environmental issues, as it’s the essence of their research. So, dialogue is easy, we understand each other. I think it’s really important for the Conservatoire to work with civil society organizations and companies that act for energy issues, because it obliges us in a way to look beyond our ecological vision of things.