Forestry boom and participatory workshops at the Climate Academy

Forestry boom and participatory workshops at the Climate Academy

In this context and for this new season, Appel d’Air offers a forest program designed with the NFB and Yes We Camp, from March 17 to 20, 2022, at the Climate Academy. The opportunity to reflect in a festive and convivial way on the place of the tree in urban development policies.

In the wake of an urban redefinition, nature is grafted onto the main avenues, hanging from the balconies, and interfering in our daily lives. In this reinvention of cities, the tree is a new urban signage that redesigns our mobility markers and creates a link between humans and their environment.

It is in any case the step of Appel d’Air, participative work of Thierry Boutonnier, ordered by the Company of the Big Paris to accompany the building sites of the Big Paris Express. This work, alive and collective, wishes to reintegrate the tree by swarming and generating a real urban forest within the cities.


On thursday 17 and friday 18 march, Vive Les Groues opens its doors to four classes of cm2, from schools of Nanterre, for different actions of arboricultural awareness. Animated by Thierry Boutonnier, Sylvain Gaufillier and the association COAL, these meetings allow to initiate the youngest to the urban arboriculture by practical workshops of staking and cutting and artistic expression around a collective snack.


Whether you’re a fan of the microphone or know nothing about nature-related songs, a Climat-o-ké des arbres is organized by Appel d’Air, Yes We Camp and the ONF within the Académie du Climat. Come and share your singing talents and let your voices be heard on popular songs on the theme of trees.
Friday, March 18, Climate Academy. 20h to 23h

Adoption of the trees of Greater Paris and cutting workshop

In a desire to increase the presence of trees in Greater Paris and in the continuity of the project, Appel d’Air, come and put your hands in the ground for a Paulownia tomentosa cutting workshop, an opportunity to adopt cuttings during an adoption ceremony, and to complete your arboricultural, biological and technical knowledge with the Appel d’air team.
Saturday, March 19, Climate Academy. 2:30 pm to 6 pm (free – registration required HERE)

Dream catcher workshop

In the light of deforestation, we invite you to wake up from the nightmare of deforestation by making dreamcatchers out of twigs and branches of Paulownia tomentosa, trees of the Grand Paris Express. Let’s revalue these tree stems to evoke and commemorate all the destroyed forests and the people who live in them.
Saturday, March 19, Climate Academy. 2:30 pm to 6 pm (free – registration required HERE)

Bird Blind Test

Come and test your ornithological knowledge by identifying the songs of the birds broadcasted by reproducing them with bird calls. The best one will win a little surprise!
Sunday, March 20, Climate Academy. 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (free – registration required HERE)

Practical information:

Where? 2 place Baudoyer, Paris 4th district
Metro Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul and Pont Marie
Free entrance – a health pass will be required at the entrance of the Climate Academy. We apply all the current barrier measures in our premises.

Free event! Come in large numbers

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  • About us
    About us

    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

  • Projects

    Major projects linked to the major events in political ecology, in connection with natural or urban environments.

  • Artistic direction
    Artistic direction

    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.


    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.