Airbus employees embark on third biodiversity project to India

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Friday October 7, 2011 17:03
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Bio-gas units to reduce CO2 and restore local forests and fauna

A third group of sixteen Airbus volunteers has left for a three week expedition to India as part of the biodiversity programme launched by the Airbus Corporate Foundation in 2010. The programme runs in partnership with Raleigh International, the Indian government, the UN’s Development Programme and several Indian non-governmental organisations.

Five bio-gas units have already been built in Kudimery village in Tamil Nadu state, Southern India. These plants powered by cow-waste are fully operative today and have significantly contributed to improve the community’s life, socially and economically. Furthermore, by reducing the household’s wood consumption, the bio-gas plants result in reducing CO2 emissions and help to protect and restore local forests and fauna.

“The India bio-diversity project is an immensely popular way for Airbus volunteers from all around the world to help communities and at the same time learn about environmental awareness, how to be innovative and to manage natural resources in eco-efficient ways,” said Andrea Debbane, Head of the Airbus Corporate Foundation.

The current third group of Airbus volunteers, originated from France, Germany, Spain, UK, China, India and the US and aged between 22 and 55, will now build another set of plants in neighbouring Kadalakoly village.

Upon return the volunteers commit to share their experience not only with their colleagues but also with local organisations and schools with whom the Airbus Corporate Foundation has built relationships. At present six biodiversity projects with local youth are underway in France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

A next expedition to India will be launched in November.
About the Airbus Corporate Foundation

Established in December 2008, the “Airbus Corporate Foundation” aims at facilitating charitable activities worldwide under one roof within an international network of employees, associations and international organizations. Social responsibility coupled with a greater responsibility to take care of the environment has been at the heart of the Airbus business activities for a long time. The Airbus Corporate Foundation focuses its support on three themes: humanitarian and community support, youth development and environment. For more information on the Airbus Corporate Foundation and its activities, please visit: www.airbus.com.


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