ENGIE, partner of the French Open
Roland-Garros as if you were there! For the 4th consecutive year, ENGIE is the sustainable development partner of the French Open and is actively working to make the Roland-Garros tournament an example in terms of an eco-responsible event.
Plug in to Arbre à Vent© to charge your phone
As part of its 'Universal access to energy for sustainable development' program, the ENGIE Foundation is installing an Arbre à Vent© wind power generator at the entrance to the Presidential Stand at Roland-Garros. Showcased as part of the COP21 conference at the end of last year, the Arbre à Vent© designed by NEW WIND is the first biomimetic wind power generating system.
Its 63 leaf-shaped - or 'Aeroleaf' - micro-turbines can harness the slightest current of air as well as so-called 'turbulent' winds to generate clean, sustainable electricity.
At Roland-Garros, the Arbre à Vent© will power 4 phone charging terminals, each capable of charging 8 phones simultaneously, and all available freely to visitors. Combining high technology and design, the Arbre à Vent© adds a new aesthetic and emotional dimension to urban landscapes. The ENGIE Foundation also sees the Arbre à Vent© as an excellent way of raising public awareness of energy from renewable sources.
The Roland-Garros bees
As a committed promoter of biodiversity and environmental education, the ENGIE Foundation began working last year with the French art collective Parti Poétique and the French Tennis Federation to reintroduce bees and install 4 permanent hives on the roof of the Club des Loges at Roland-Garros.
Thanks to the ENGIE Foundation, Roland-Garros enjoys a 5th hive this year. From now on, more than 300 000 bees are gathering on the roof of the Club des Loges de Roland-Garros. Several harvests have already taken place in previous editions.
Embracing the principle of Urban Pollination, Parti Poétique was set up in 2004 to install beehives in public spaces to raise public awareness of the important environmental role played by bees. After three years of operation, the pots of Honey produced in Roland-Garros are available.
Thanks to ENGIE, energy partner of Roland-Garros, the green teams, will allow spectators to discover actions on sustainable development in an original way.
New this year: equipped with shelves, these teams will bring to life an experience of augmented reality unpublished and playful to the public. Depending on the position and direction of the tablet, viewers will see a 3D content.
The pedagogical objective is to sensitize the spectators, to question them and to favor the interactions around the sustainable development and the environment.
"Come play to Roland!"
On the occasion of the traditional 'Children's Day' of Roland-Garros, ENGIE offers again the possibility for spectators to come and play a few minutes on one of the official courts of the tournament. This will be the case for 200 children of Fête Le Mur, an association created by Yannick Noah and supported by the ENGIE Foundation since 1999.