Green news in France: September 2019

A monthly update on environmental events and occurrences in France: trees for climate, honey, ‘Positive energy’ school, plastic bottle collection and engine fines.

Trees planted to fight rising heat

Given rising temperatures and increased pollution in city centres, local authorities are turning to tree planting to help their concrete-filled urban areas to breathe.

Among those to announce new measures and planting programmes is Angers (pictured above) in Maine-et-Loire,  where more than 100,000 trees will be planted over the next five years.

The mairie has already invested €450,000 to plant 45,000 trees before the end of this year. “This allows carbon capture. It also ...

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