Why not come over for an aperitif?

Posted on 16 September 2015.

Become an environment ambassador with climate aperitifs and the association PikPik Environnement’s "Welcome to my home" campaign.

What do aperitifs and the largest international climate conference ever organized in France have in common? Both are a great opportunity to promote ecologically responsible behavior!

From 30 November to 11 December, Paris will be hosting the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). This international summit should lead to a new climate agreement, applicable to all the members, with the aim of maintaining global warming below 2°C. COP21 will not only concern experts and politicians - businesses, NGOs, communities, research institutes and the public will all be able to participate in this crucial debate.

To educate as many people as possible about COP21 and demonstrate that we all have a role to play in protecting the climate day to day, PikPik Environnement is organizing its “Welcome to my home” campaign. The principle is simple: a "Welcomer" invites friends, family, neighbors and colleagues for an enjoyable and educational aperitif with the focus on climate change issues.

The campaign, which started in June, is divided into several parts. Each participant receives a kit and attends information sessions organized by PikPik Environnement and its partners to learn about ecologically responsible behavior and the five climate themes: 1) transportation; 2) energy and buildings; 3) waste; 4) water and biodiversity; 5) health and food. The Welcomer will then be an official climate ambassador among friends and family. Climate aperitifs will be an opportunity to share tips and tricks for easily limiting our environmental footprint – and at the same time save money - and pass on information about COP21 related-events. During the conference, ambassadors may also decide to offer accommodation, free or paid, to visitors from other regions or countries.

"Welcome to my home" is a great idea that will spread the message about environmental issues to an even wider audience.