To protect nature is of vital importance and it is a true life philosophy for Séverine and Bastien, managers of the Camping Les Baleines. « Nature is here to feed and heal man, man has to protect it », such is their creed and that of their team.
Here, everything is aimed towards that goal: whether it be about the origin of the materials and the absence of harmful processes in the materials used for the accommodations, in the quality and the local origin of the meals served (most often organic), in the choice of the cleansing and maintenance products without harmful chemical products, etc.
At the Les Baleines campsite, a listed and protected natural site, Nature feels better… and so do you!
Ever since 2018, the Camping Les Baleines is proud to take one more step for the planet by being part of the program 1% for the Planet.
The 1% for the Planet is a voluntary taxation action of companies which wish commit to transfer 1% of their revenue environmental protection organizations.
This collective has become one of the most important sources of funding for the organizations which are actively working to protect the environment.
More than 1600 companies spread in 45 countries are participating, and more than 200 million euros have been dispatched to environmental projects since it started in the United States in 2002.
6 great causes are defended by the organization: climate, food, natural areas, water, wildlife, the fight against pollution.
Here are some of the actions:
The European Eco-Label is the only official European label which can be used in all the member countries of the European Union. Issued in France, by AFNOR Certification (independent certification body), today it attracts more and more tourist resorts in France as well as in Europe.
67 criteria guarantee the reduction the environmental impacts of the services throughout their whole life cycle. There are currently 4 resorts on the île de Ré which have obtained this label (on more than 80 establishments!)
In the same way as 1% for the Planet, the European Eco-Label is a voluntary certification process which allows to sort out the products and services which are the most environmentally friendly.
Since 2013, we have wished to enrol our establishment in this approach in order to participate in this global effort which proves to be more and more essential for our dear environment. For us, it is our campsite that has to adapt to its environment and not the other way around.
The île de Ré is a jewel of the Atlantic coast, our site is exceptional and remarkable: it is up to us to do everything we can to protect it!
Through the European Eco-Label, we show that it is possible to reconcile economic activity and preserve the environment.
Here is what we have implemented at the Camping Les Baleines: