Who are we? What about CSR ?
CapBurdi was born out of the desire to share:
- the passion for innovation with all those who are curious and like to awaken their senses.
- The driving experience of a Citroën 2cv, France’s legendary vintage vehicle ;
- knowledge of the region in terms of sustainable development.
Amélie Demanet, manager of CapBurdi offers you to live educational and original getaways in 2cv or Méhari or Burton vintage cars.
- In Nouvelle-Aquitaine to discoverenvironmental practices of companies of the territory outside any urban or metropolitan center, so in the rural territory !
- Indeed, where there is a need for cars to move most of the time.
Amélie discovered the world of deudeudeuche by meeting Hervé Suty 5 years ago. He embarked her on the adventure to design industrial discovery circuits. Since her friend retired, she has been taking up the torch since 2023.
What she likes with the 2cv or the Méhari?
- It is really its ability to pass the donkeys at an unsuspected speed!
- But still, the nostalgia of the customers, the photos that all my friends send me! There is always an unusual 2cv all over the world!
- And inevitably, the cuckoos and smiles of passers-by young and old. They prove to me that this popular car has remained in the hearts of the French!
- And even, foreign visitors who also know our little Frenchie well popularized in successful films!
70 years ago, at the time of the presentation of this very small car, the urban mocked the 2cv, designed only for the rural world. That being said, today that is no longer the case.
And now, do you know that this vehicle is the notorious example of the Blue Ocean strategy?
Ah, ah, mais je parle d’innovation là…
- Beyond the 2cv, what brought Hervé and I together is the environment and innovation!
- why ? As an expert on the subjects of water and its treatment, and me of wood and paper, we simply found ourselves aligned!
So we had to make known our economic sectors and their exciting and committed actors for adaptation to climate change.
And this is an emergency! Faced with so many injunctions, everyone takes small steps! What if it was time to positively value everyone’s progress around sustainable development? Yes but playing …
Playing and learning at the same time is the concept of Escape Game … applied to educational getaways!
So let’s play to design a better world tomorrow.
Is it too late ?
See you soon and good surveys and environmental meetings in Nouvelle-Aquitaine!
A playful discovery of eco-actions andCSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region for individuals and professionals.
First of all, to offset our own CO2 emissions, we are engaged in a process of reforestation, as a sponsor of the Endowment Fund « Plantons pour l’Avenir » to support sustainably managed French forests.
Nevertheless, the 2cv remains an environmentally friendly car as its carbon footprint has been amortized for years, and it rejects only what it consumes:
- The 2cv normally consumes from 4 l/ 100 to 60 km/ h for the A 50’s and 375 cc engine,
- up to about 5.5 to 6 l/100 to 90 km/h for 2 hp 6 with 602 cc engine.
So, yes it is an ecological car by its image: being vintage vehicles, they drive little so they have a low impact on the environment.
Here are some expert words :
Back to the future (and the 2cv) – Jean-Marc Jancovici(5th october 2013, Paris)
‘To reduce the need for energy, we can work on rolling resistance, aerodynamics and, above all, on the weight of the vehicle, with the greatest savings in fuel consumption provided by the reduction in mass.
Interview published in the special issue «The future will be low-tech» of Socialter, in July 2019 “On transportation, we must reduce the size of the fleet, and therefore replace part of the cars with something else (bus, bike, walk, train, etc.), and divide by 3 the consumption of the cars used, before switching them to electricity. There, low tech – basically redoing 2 CV’s – fit into the equation in that they are a component of the flexibility to preserve part of the freedom to move in a world where one must also very quickly get rid of fossil fuels. We must then stop urban sprawl, but also to make cities bigger. Large cities are unsustainable, whether they are spread out or dense, because the surface area needed to supply them – food, produce – is too large to be serviced in a short period of time in an energy-constrained world.” Jean-Marc Jancovici.
As a specialist in forestry and wood, Amélie naturally turned to supporting the wood sector and replanting.
Amélie Demanet voluntarily supports the social innovating and collaborating associationLa Cabane, atelier partagé bois et co-working.
She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021. Also, Amélie contributes to promote this innovative system both in its participatory governance and its mode of action in favor of training. This third place is the only one of the territory in Nouvelle-Aquitaine to be labeled Manufacture de proximité on its theme as part of the national plan France Relance.
Amélie develops with this third place actions to support development and business tourism with representative institutions.
In addition, Amélie supports Plantons pour l’avenir. It is an endowment fund that, thanks to donations from its patrons and as part of its mission of general interest, supports reforestation, environmental education and research projects.
It thus makes it possible to meet the current and future challenges of forests and the wood sector in France.
Donations, by entering a virtuous circle of forest and wood allow to reforest hectares of sustainably managed and certified forests. They will eventually produce suitable wood that can be used by the economic sector (companies and industries in construction, packaging, paper and cardboard, furniture, energy and green chemistry, etc.).
know that the use of these woods, thanks to the substitution-material effect, will neutralize greenhouse gases and will help maintain and create jobs in our territories.
In conclusion, by becoming patrons of Plantons for the future, companies contribute to 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore they simultaneously contribute to carbon neutrality, the preservation of ecosystems and the economic and social life of French territories.
The Sustainable Development Goals, a universal language : what links with the forest?
SDG 2 «Zero hunger»: for many people, the forest is nourishing. You may have already picked mushrooms or wild fruits during your outings in the forest! The forest allows the gathering of fruits or edible plants, the production of medicines and hunting. These resources can be used for personal or group food consumption. They can then become real sources of income.
SDG 3 «Good health and well-being»: many studies demonstrate the benefits of the forest for our health. Green spaces in the city, including forests, encourage people to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Many leisure activities are possible thanks to the trees and the forest (hiking, tree climbing, orienteering, etc). Trees and forests have a real social function and contribute to the well-being of the population.
For several years, for example, forest bathing (also called sylvoterrapy), are multiplying. Moreover, these activities can be organized as part of the general public component of the International Day of Forests.
SDG 3 interacts with SDG 15 through the following target: promoting health and preventing disease through healthy and natural environments.
Amélie promotes on its territory the actors proposing this type of activity.
SDG 6 «Clean water and sanitation»: forests play a major role in the water cycle.
By their mechanical functioning, trees contribute to filter and regulate water. This allows millions of people to have access to fresh and quality water.
The roots of a tree also make it possible to store water, drain it. This has the function of limiting soil impermeability and preventing flooding.
Finally, forests have an effect on the level and distribution of precipitation arriving on the ground, the dynamics of water in the soil and the quantities of water released in the form of steam into the atmosphere. Amélie develops circuits that value the use of water.
SDG 7 «Clean and affordable energy»: wood is a major renewable energy source. It is an increasingly used alternative to limit our consumption of fossil energy.
By being sustainably managed, forests produce wood, parts of which are used as fuel to produce energy.
Amélie supports the development of wood energy by heating with wood. The wood is maritime pine from forest arround.
SDG 8 «Decent work and economic growth»: the forest-wood sector is a dynamic sector.
In France, about 230,000 people work there; from the nurseryman who will grow the tree to the forester who ensures its good growth to the employee who will ensure its transformation, there are many trades that make it possible to value this resource.
The forest also creates jobs in parallel, especially in the tourism sector since the forest can be a tourist place. So there is a whole green economy around the forest. Amélie promotes this sector and its stakeholders by creating circuits on the wood sector since 2018.
SDG 9 «Industry, innovation and infrastructure»: thanks to its mechanical properties, wood is an increasingly used material. Moreover, many projects of high-rise wooden buildings are emerging all over the world. In France, the tallest wooden tower was built in Bordeaux. 57m high, it was inaugurated in 2021.
Wood also allows many innovations such as transparent wood, inflatable wood or more broadly green chemistry. Follow us on our social networks, we often talk about these innovations! Amélie Demanet holds a PhD in Wood Science. For 20 years, she was in charge of the paper forest sector at the ADI Nouvelle-Aquitaine agency, helping companies in the sector to innovate. Member of the Xylofutur competitiveness cluster, it provides support to teaching and research organizations to facilitate collective intelligence workshops to bring out meaningful innovations. She is a partner of the WoodRise Congress the international symposium on high-rise wooden buildings born in Bordeaux in 2018.
SDG 11 «Sustainable cities and communities»: wood is one of the materials that will be used in the cities of tomorrow.
Wood construction is also increasingly popular in cities, thanks to its excellent characteristics: resistance and lightness of the wood material, carbon neutral or even positive, etc.
Beyond construction, trees are also part of urban landscapes and sustainable cities. Indeed, trees in cities play several strategic roles. First, they filter the air and remove fine particles and harmful pollutants from the air.
In addition, by being placed in strategic locations, the trees can cool the temperature down to 8°C and fight against heat islands, especially during heat waves. Their presence in cities is therefore important given the temperature increases observed in recent years, due to climate change.
Amélie Demanet has lived and worked in a wood frame house for more than 20 years, using local materials and local artisans for its implementation. Amélie has supported projects for the development of building systems based on local wood species with a reference technical center.
SDG 12 “Responsible consumption and production”: the forest is omnipresent in our daily lives: paper, pencil, cardboard, furniture, parquet, etc. All this comes from wood. For the carbon footprint to remain positive, it is important to choose products from sustainably managed forests. PEFC and FSC labels guarantee sustainable forest management. Today, sustainable forest management is fundamental at the global level, for people but also for biodiversity and climate.
Finally, don’t forget to recycle! Wood products can be used several times for different purposes. For example, scrap wood can be used to build furniture, which can be recycled into wood energy. Amélie sources paper from the Limousin forest in Nouvelle-Aquitaine with the European Ecolabel.
SDG 13 «Climate change measures»: the forest is one of the pillars in the fight against climate change. Growing up, a tree absorbs carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, thus limiting greenhouse gases. When a tree is cut, it keeps stored carbon dioxide in it. This partly explains why wood is a sustainable and renewable material.
SDG 17 “Partnership for Achieving the Goals”: Sustainable forest management and the achievement of the SDGs is only possible through partnerships between actors.
Source and useful links :
- The seventies and its quirky universe
- A travel and survey diary with program and meeting times
- A walkie-talkie in a 2CV: yes, there was no such thing as a smartphone!
You learn or rediscover what it is like to drive a vintage car: laughter, anecdotes and surprises guaranteed as driver or passenger!
- Minimum age: 18 years old on the date of booking the tour
- Driver’s license checked at the start of self-drive tours
- Our guides are the co-pilots in case of need for technical assistance
- CapBurdi organises routes as close as possible to the parking places of the vehicles to limit the carbon impact and not to roll the 2cv on trucks to transport any vehicles
- CapBurdi provides participants with its partners a fleet of vehicles in very good working order,
- A collection vehicle adapted to each route and the road network,
- Our partners include mileage and compulsory insurance in their vehicle rental rates.
- Our partners meet our quality requirements
CapBurdi was born from a meeting in Bordeaux between two passionate about sustainable innovation. On one side, Hervé SUTY, creator of innovation seminars and team-building circuits around the 2CV. And on the other, Amélie DEMANET, founder of Melinea, a player in tourism and sustainable innovation. This partnership has led us to offer companies and individuals educational circuits. They therefore consist of two ingredients: driving the 2CV on the one hand, and discovering the actors involved in the environmental transition on the other.
Why the 2CV? Because it has become a myth of the automobile and the industry in the collective memory. And we forget that this is a remarkable innovation in many ways.
In early 2023, at the time of retirement, it was thehe passage of witness between Hervé and Amélie !
Thus, CapBurdi changes hands after 7 years of activity and 2cv walks in our beautiful region.
Here is a little testimonial: “It’s time for me to pass the hand to my collaborator and friend Amélie DEMANET. We spent wonderful moments in the preparation and realization of the tours with our so friendly customers. And I am very happy to pass the torch to her hoping to accompany her in some circuits of discovery of which she has the secret. Good innovation road Amélie ” – Hervé SUTY – March 6, 2023
In 2023, a whole new concept was born: “The Tour to the Future! ” It is an Escape Game on climate change …
We tell you everything. From the turnkey offer to the specialized circuit, Amélie takes over the CapBurdi brand. Amélie becomes the unique partner of its kind for your educational circuit projects. Discover sustainable development in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Save the planet with a survey of inspiring CSR solutions!
A strong link with the local innovation ecosystem of players in the environmental and societal transition is a plus.
Between industry and know-how, Amélie will have 25 years spent in the service of economic development. Within the regional innovation agency, she was in charge of the sectors, forest, wood and housing, tourism and leisure. So, therefore, Amélie has forged strong links with companies and network heads of all regional sectors. This synergy with technology parks, third places and universities enables you to meet exceptional people under interesting conditions.
Strengthening ties and promoting learning: get on board and pilot alongside us!
Trust us to create and strengthen the bonds of group cohesion and develop knowledge through your curiosity. So, embark and pilot these beautiful seventies. It will be a concentrate of conviviality, laughter and memories guaranteed during these getaways in New Aquitaine!