With a 180-cover restaurant open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the CSJC generates a significant amount of bio-waste, some of which is already recovered.
The objective is as much to reduce the waste the establishment generates in a context where everyone must take responsibility, as to treble the project's effectiveness through the active and daily practice of citizen actions.
Sports activities also generate a large amount of plastic waste. The CSJC is responsible for raising awareness among the public who use the establishment (members of associations and clubs, parents and visitors) about these consumption habits and can encourage the adoption of more environmentally friendly actions through its actions.
The CSJC's educational objective makes the establishment the ideal place for an apprenticeship in more environmentally friendly, economically more coherent and more conducive to the well-being and health of populations.
Sports performance is also adversely affected by poor nutrition, a subject that could profitably involve young athletes and their coaches more.
An annual dietary program is implemented, in accordance with the recommendations of the "Groupement d'Etude des Marchés en Restauration Collective et de Nutrition" GRMRCN and the National Nutrition and Health Plan (PNNS). The establishment's cooks and all the coaches are involved.
As far as the fight against waste is concerned, there is a display during service, and the teams are particularly attentive to the workforce. The public procurement of food is designed to facilitate supply applications from small producers.
Optimal use of energy resources
During its design, and throughout the three phases of its construction, the establishment was designed to be energy efficient. However, installations using renewable energies (mainly solar hot water) have never been able to operate satisfactorily, while insulation has shown real weaknesses.
We are looking into possible energy renovation plans based on existing ones, particularly in terms of lighting within the infrastructure, building insulation, roofing improvements and rainwater harvesting.
As the CSJC has a large land reserve that is mostly unusable for building because it is classified as a floodplain, it seemed appropriate to consider cultivating these areas. Several partners (residential shelter, permanent environmental education centre, associations) expressed interest in the initial work.
The project plans to create several educational gardens, adapted to the different audiences (beneficiaries of the partner associations, CSJC interns, schoolchildren, young farmers) which would make it possible to carry out educational projects, experiments in permaculture in cooperation with the Corsican permaculture network, and to produce foodstuffs with high nutritional value.