Contact: Emmanuel Schaller
The Centre de la Nature Montagnarde (Mountain Nature Centre) is an environmental learning center – with exhibition for the whole family. It presents all the natural wonder of the Alps in the château des Rubins, a 14th century castle in Sallanches, facing the Mont-Blanc. The Centre’s mission is to connect people with the fascinating and fragile nature of the Alps and to make people aware sustainable development in the Alps.
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Education training center about nature for the mountain guides and unique focal point about the mountain biodiversity in the Alps, the organisation is the founder of a Group of Companies, the Club d’Entreprises pour la Montagne et son Développement Durable (CEM2D), a platform that provide to its members the possibility to share about sustainable development methods in the economic world.
Every year, the Center implements a dense and diversify “nature program” by organizing many events: exhibitions, a “naturalist junior program”, debates, presentations, sky observation, hiking with themes, etc. The most important, Les Rencontres Alpines® (Meeting of the Alps), brings every year together, at an international level, key-role players, local and international institutions, decisions makers, environmentalist organizations, the old and the future generations…
Contact: Matthew Martin
effectChange is a non-profit organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Our main goal is to serve as an umbrella organization to fund projects by local non-profit organizations in developing countries. We also work on in-house projects focused on education, the environment and sustainability by using the resources available to us to our best ability.
We aim to support local NGO’s and maximize their impact in the communities they work in, helping lead these communities to autonomy. As an umbrella NGO, our goal is to contact and connect local stakeholders to help them acquire entrepreneurial skills that will in the long run benefit their communities. With in-house projects, our aim is to identify the areas of dire need in various developing countries and implement projects that will make a change.
Contact: Vincent Bersot
The aim of the Genève Montagne Association is to create in Geneva a place to bring together activities related to mountains in the domain of sports, culture and the environment.
Contact: Adam Koniuszewski
The Bridge Foundation works with young people and business leaders in Canada, Switzerland and Poland to raise awareness and understanding of global challenges and to foster practical action at the local level.
The Bridge Foundation believes in the importance of education and in the power of young people acting as agents of change in their communities.
Adam Koniuszewski (FCPA/FCA, CFA) is Fellow of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants, a Chartered Financial Analyst, Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and Fellow of the Geneva Center for Security Policy. He is the co-founder of The Bridge Foundation.
Contact: Maud Chatelet
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