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La France S’Engage: Five Years of Social Innovation

With a total of 117 projects supported over five years, the “La France s’engage” program has been supporting the roll out of innovative initiatives led by players from France’s social and solidarity economy since 2014. By providing three years of...

A Joint Effort to Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

On April 15, a devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris gave way to an unprecedented wave of emotion and generosity. More than €800 million was pledged, €218 million of which was collected by French heritage preservation nonprofit Fondation du Patrimoine....

Planète Énergies Bac Pro Contest: Two Teams Rewarded for Projects Supporting the Energy Transition

On June 5, six finalist teams selected from 17 candidates presented their ideas to the Planète Énergies Bac Pro contest panel. Lycée Clément Ader high school in Athis-Mons was singled out for a project on solar photovoltaic electricity generation, while...

Total Foundation Supports Gigantisme, a Three-Yearly Event Blending Art and Industry

 

Gigantisme, an original and ambitious project taking place in Dunkirk until January 5, 2020, is a three-yearly contemporary art event that showcases some 200 works of monumental proportions. The exhibition, covering over...

Total Foundation Supports the Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry

World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence are organizing the fourth World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France from May 20 to 22, 2019.

The Congress’ overarching objective is to strengthen ties between science, society and public...

ONF, an Investment for the Future

France’s National Forestry Board (ONF) is a major forestry body that promotes the commercial and heritage value of France’s public woodlands. Today, Total Foundation is its prime sponsor. This commitment is based on a three-year framework agreement to support projects...

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture for the Planet while Respecting Rural Communities

 

Farmlands are invaluable sinks for the CO2 released into the atmosphere. The carbon is then transformed into organic matter, which is a natural fertilizer. The 4 for 1000 initiative launched...

Total Foundation signs up for United Nations Global Road Safety Week

Total Foundation and the Michelin Corporate Foundation have joined forces to develop a worldwide road safety education program, the VIA program, targeting 10 to 18 year olds. This program forms part of the fourth pillar of the Global Plan for...

Usin’Eure, the First Production School for Metalworking in Evreux, France

Evreux, April 3, 2019 – Usin’Eure, Normandy’s first Production School for metalworking, has opened on the premises of nonprofit organization Education et Formation at 63, Rue de Rome, le Bois des Communes, Evreux. Ten students, aged 15 to 18, have...

A Week Celebrating Industry, a Promising Sector for the Future

On March 21, the Grandpuits refinery welcomed students from Vauquelin High School for a series of site visits.

The event was a unique opportunity to give the students an insight into the role, importance and diversity of industry and to...