MILAN – Vittel, the French brand of mineral water, and Ashoka, a non-profit organization promoting social entrepreneurship, have announced the winners of the ’Act For Biodiversity’ Challenge, a global search for changemakers who can collaborate to preserve and restore biodiversity.
The five winning projects: Health in Harmony, Farming for Nature, Renature, Camino Verde, and Forest&Life will share EUR 150,000 and benefit from support within a project accelerator. The projects focus on different impact zones and vary from fighting deforestation and promoting regenerative agroforestry to educational programs for students. Most of them include a strong element of cooperation with local communities and farmers.
Launched in January 2020, the ‘Act For Biodiversity’ Challenge looks for solutions that are already being implemented and engaging people and organizations across sectors to preserve biodiversity. The five winning projects were selected out of more than 200 submissions by a panel of experts on biodiversity.
Vittel has promoted biodiversity with its Agrivair program for nearly 30 years to protect its water catchment area. The company is now stepping up and expanding its activities beyond its territory. This fits with Nestlé’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 – promoting biodiversity is a key element on this journey.
Find out more about the ‘Act For Biodiversity’ Challenge.