Eiffage Construction engages to vegetate Paris

Eiffage Construction engages to vegetate Paris

With the signing of the "Objectif 100 hectares" charter, Eiffage Construction is committed to working with the Ville de Paris and its partners to achieve the objective of 100 hectares of roofs and walls vegetalized in Paris in 2020, one third of which devoted to urban agriculture.

In 2016, 33 partners signed the charter and launched the first call for projects "Les Paris-culteurs".

On March 2, at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 38 new private, public and parapublic actors signed the 2017 "Objectif 100 hectares" charter, including Eiffage Construction Habitat, represented by Laureline Lebondidier, sales manager.

The prize-winning projects of Paris-culteurs will be launched on a surface of 5.5 hectares, for some as early as 2017, and will be developed by startups, associations, companies and farmers installed on Paris roofs, slabs and car parks.

These projects will create 120 jobs and produce 425 tons of fruit and vegetables, 24 tons of mushrooms, over 8,000 liters of beer (to be consumed in moderation), 3 tons of fish and more than 30,000 flowers.

The ambition of the approach is to develop urban agriculture, sensitize all Parisian actors and multiply initiatives.

The development of urban agriculture in Paris will continue its growth with the launch of the second edition of the Paris-culteurs 2 call for proposals in September.