Since its informal birth,
the Industrial Ecology Club of Aube has instigate the setting of a first
industrial ecology synergy concerning a stock of 10 000 to 15 000
tons/year of sand that comes from the washing of sugar beets at Cristal
Union (sugar factory of Arcis sur Aube, at the north of the department -
France). Until then, the sand was spread out on the surrounding fields in
a 30 km radius.
Two systems that were
ignoring each other
Today, it is used by a
building-industry company, Appia Champagne, in substitution of quarry
material. This synergy is even more interesting when it comes from a
simple discussion between two actors that met each other within the
framework of the IECA. That is why, in a way to favour exchanges and
communication between the different economical actors, the Club is
attached to its regular meetings between its members and other actors
interested in the stakes of sustainable development.
Today, synergy between
Cristal Union and Appia Champagne
Setting industrial ecology
synergies and mutualizations is conditioned by sensitization of people to
the stakes of sustainable development. That is why, the Industrial Ecology
Club of Aube cares about participating to local events carrying the
environment, renewable energy as well as sustainable development as
Presentation of the Industrial
Ecology Club of Aube to the elected members of the Conseil Général
of Aube (commissions of “Economy” and “Tourism and environment”
in January 2007.
Workshop at the "Environmental Day of
Aube", organized by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Troyes
and Aube, in November 2006.
Forum of the Foires de Champagne 2006
and sensitization of nearly 250 scholars.
Presence of the Industrial Ecology Club of
Aube at the 8th regional meeting of environment in
Châlons-en-Champagne, in Mars 2006.
The IECA has also participated, in January
2006, to the sensitization of about fifteen farmers of the GDAF (Feminine
Agricultural Development Group) of Nogent-sur-Seine and of 25 farmers
from the GDA of the Pays d’Othe, at their general meeting, on the
subject “Sustainable development, energetic problems and agriculture”.
Organization at the University of technology
of Troyes of a meeting on the role of ADEME (French environmental
agency) towards the industrials and the local governments, in 2005.
The IECA at the Foire de la Saint-Simon,
on the 23rd of October 2005, on the invitation of
Conference on sustainable development at the
Conference of development of the Chamber of Agriculture of Aube, in
Participation of the IECA
at the Village of Sustainable Development 2005, at the U.T.T.,
recognized by the French Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development.
Foires de Champagne 2005.
Workshop at the "Environmental Day of Aube",
organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Aube, in November