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Protecting the planet

« In nature, only species that live in harmony with their environment survive. » Hubert Reeves

Plundering the natural resources

Due to our current patterns of production and consumption our natural resources are over-exploited and our survival depends on destroyed ecosystems.

Environmental pollution

Due to the piling up of our increasingly toxic waste, the air quality, water and soil are subjected to a steady deterioration that turns nature into an open-air landfill site.

Global warming

Due to human activities, each year new temperatures break records and therefore multiply extreme climatic incidents with ever-increasing damages.

Biodiversity devastation

Due to destruction of natural habitats, demographic pressure and intensive farming practices, the 6th largest mass animal extinction since the dinosaurs had occurred.

Circular economy

Understanding that everything produced, consumed and disposed is part of a cycle in which all waste is first reused, then potentially converted or recycled to avoid being buried or incinerated.

‘The polluter pays’ principle

To include in the price of all market activities, health, social and environmental costs and the payment of the carbon tax by all stakeholders.

Reduction of Greenhouse gases emissions (GHG)

Drastically reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, main contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in transportation, agriculture, housing and manufacturing.

Biodiversity Protection

To move away from the ‘nature/culture’ dualism that makes us alien to the biosphere and to foster organic links with all living ecosystems in order to switch from anthropocentrism to biocentrism.

Discover the Shamengo pioneers who protect the planet!

David Hoffmann

Bournezeau / France
I created the first carbon-free cement from industrial waste
Cement is the most used manufactured good in the world and the cement-making industry is the second biggest producer of Co2. This is what inspired David Hoffman and Julien Blanchard to found Hoffman Green Cement Technologies in 2014: an environmentally-friendly industrial model which is the one and only producer of carbon-free cement. The recipe is copyrighted and it’s ingredients include various kinds of industrial waste, such as the clay sludge which is obtained from cleaning quarries, granules from cast iron production and gypsum rubble from the construction of Grand Paris. This cement can be used across the entire construction sector and by using it, carbon emissions will be reduced by five times compared to the emissions of using normal cement. The product was awarded the Horizon 2020 in the category of Research and Innovation in Europe, proving that Hoffman Green Cement Technologies are fully embracing the era of high environmental performance.

A Villa to preserve the planet without leaving your nest

The etymology of the word ‘ecology’ comes from two Greek words ‘Oikos’ house and ‘Logos’ science. What could be more symbolic than applying the precepts of ecology at home?
This is the focus of this living space whose building materials, as well as items and products used in everyday life, will be selected in order to respect as much as possible the balance of natural ecosystems.

Shamengo School

Learn how to protect the planet: One of our four core values for the benefit of a new philosophy of life.