GoodPlanet, a non-profit organization set up by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in 2005, seeks to educate the public and raise awareness of environmental protection. In 2007 it was recognized as a public-interest foundation, enabling it to put its activities on a long-term footing.
The GoodPlanet foundation advocates a lifestyle respectful of the Earth and its inhabitants. It puts forward realistic and optimistic solutions and encourages each individual to act for the planet, relying on a series of programs that it continues to develop and strengthen with the aim of "putting ecology at the heart of our conscience".
GoodPlanet's activities are organized around four goals:
GoodPlanet posters are donated every year to the 57,000 schools in France. Thanks to this initiative, launched six years ago, some 10 million schoolchildren and their teachers have received the 20-poster kit.1
La Maison du Changement, an eco-design project dedicated to educating children aged 8 to 15 about sustainable development.
7 billion Others: the fruit of six years of filming in 84 countries, this project brings together over 6,000 video clips recording the words and thoughts of men and women all over the world.
Forests and People invites the general public to discover 70 of the most beautiful photos of the world's forests taken by 40 famous photographers. Designed as part of the Year of Forests, the exhibition has already been shown in 10 cities in France and abroad, including Paris and Moscow.
For six years now, Action Carbone has been helping companies, institutions and private individuals calculate, reduce and offset their CO2 emissions and support projects that combat climate change. Through this program, the foundation supports 20 energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable waste management projects benefitting 92,000 people. Reforestation projects have made it possible to protect 500,000 hectares of forests in the countries of the South.
GoodPlanet Solidaire supports companies keen to conduct projects that combine international outreach and environmental conservation. With "En route pour l’école" (Off to school), GoodPlanet Solidaire supports a program aimed at giving children throughout the world access to education through six outreach projects with 1,600 direct and 4,800 indirect beneficiaries.