Founded in 2006, Campus Responsables created the first French-speaking network of universities, "grandes écoles" and engineering and business schools committed to sustainable development. Indeed, this website aims to ease the sharing and dissemination of good practices, the tools and the resources needed to implement sustainability transformations in French-speaking campuses.
Campus Responsables is one of the two main projects developed by the French agency 'Graines de Changement' specialized in broadcasting positive information and inspiring projects related to sustainable development. The second most important project deals with responsible consumption and is known as ‘Mes courses pour la planète’. It targets a very large range of people from children to teenagers and adults to make them aware of sustainable living.
Education is an essential way to change behavior and inspire positive action towards a more sustainable society, especially if it can impact future decision-makers (either in companies or the public administrations). Based on this statement, Campus Responsables aims to help French-speaking universities and "grandes écoles" in the following ways:
To achieve this goal of transforming consciousness through education, Campus Responsables has three main missions:
Any French-speaking university or “grande école” (management, engineering, etc.) can be a member of the Campus Responsables network and get involved into the specific projects Campus Responsables has implemented such as Catering Services Sustainable Standards. Our members are accompanied all year long to encourage and help sectors of a campus to achieve sustainability goals for which Campus Responsables provides them with specific services and tools. The campus’ actions are made visible through our website and publications.
In 2013, Campus Responsables published a guidebook on « Student wellbeing – responsible alcohol consumption » (in French) after identifying its members needed information, resources and support on this touchy topic. The guidebook gives pratical information regarding alcohol consumption in France, some tools to assess the campus’ actions, and it highlights several good practices and programs developed in campus to help prevent and resolve problems.
In 2016 Campuse Responsables wanted to go further this guidebook and offered to its members to be part of a experimental French tour regarding student wellbeing and responsible alcholol consumption : 5 volunteers implemented within its campus operational actions, initatives and programs inspired by the guidebook to be fully committed towards their students wellbeing. Learn more about our student well-being projects here.
What is the added value of a campus on its territory ? Or what would be the loss of income if the campus was NOT on this territory ? The national study CAMPUS FOOTPRINT® aims to answer these questions by analysing several campuses. Discover the full study (in French) here, and do not hesitate to contact us to get an English press release.