Support the Les Planteurs Volontaires organisation in Maisons du Monde stores through ARRONDI en caisse

Les Planteurs Volontaires is the current project benefitting from the ARRONDI en caisse scheme in all Maisons du Monde stores in France. We're heading to Hauts-de-France, which is where the organisation is doing work with local citizens to reforest the region and preserve hedges and orchards.

From 3 August 2021, all the micro-donations of spare change made through the ARRONDI en caisse scheme in Maisons du Monde stores across France will be donated to the Les Planteurs Volontaires (Volunteer Planters) organisation to be put towards its project called Biodiversit’Haie: l’appel citoyen pour préserver nos paysages” (public appeal to protect French landscapes).

A closer look at the tree maintenance project led by Les Planteurs Volontaires

Less than 9% of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is populated with trees, which, compared to an average tree coverage of 31% across France, makes it home to the least-wooded departments in Metropolitan France. More generally, the Hauts-de-France forest represents only 3% of the forest cover in France — an area that is far too small to ensure the restoration of biodiversity and a good living environment for the inhabitants of the region.

This has led Les Planteurs Volontaires to organise community volunteering events to plant trees in the region, in collaboration with local stakeholders. 

The Maisons du Monde Foundation will support the organisation to create ten groups in France. The funds will be put towards:

  • The cost of new trees and planting kits, with the aim of planting 30,000 trees over two winters all over France (in addition to the 30,000 trees that the organisation is planting in Hauts-de-France every year);
  • Training local groups in theory and practice, so they can gain independence in project management;
  • The project’s general running costs within the organisation.

For more information, visit the MDM Foundation website project page or the organisation’s website (French only)!