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Emmanuel Errard

Founder of the Guardian Angels of the Planet Founder of the World Green Games, the 1st international event for a world citizen education.

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

After having graduated in communication, Emmanuel Errard started his career into the communication service of the Ministry of Defence. In 1994, he was 24 and launched “l’inédit” a magazine that aimed at making culture more available. This initiative was welcomed by the French President. He won the prize of the “Défi Jeune”, of the 3 Suisses foundation and of the young European entrepreneurs.

Since the very beginning of the internet, Emmanuel Errard has embarked upon the multimedia production. At the head of the “Cité du projet online”, he edited and published the “journaux de la créativité et de l’intiative” everyday on the websites of the Ministry of youth and sport, of the “Agence pour la creation d’entreprises et des Technopoles de France. (Agency for the corporation creation and the science and technology parks of France).

Aware of the issues linked with global warming, he engaged himself in favor of the environment through the launch, in 2002 at the North Pole, of the Passport of the “Citizenship without Borders” (targeting the climatic refugees to come). He then created an eco-citizen currency usable both in the real and in the virtual world to reconcile economy and ecology, to encourage a responsible consumption and to reward the positive behaviors.

In 2000, he is nominated for the Prize of the decade as social entrepreneur and obtains in 2007 the 1st award of the entrepreneurs club.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

In 2006, he has launched the first operation of product-sharing dedicated to environment (1st World Green Games) and the first« cross media » program to make the children more aware of the eco-friendly gesture.

In June 2013, he organized the founding congress of the World Green Games at the headquarters of the UNESCO in order to set up a world citizen education with the publishing of the World Green Games chart and the constitution of an international committee of World Green Games organization composed of 100 international ambassadors.

The World Green Games allow children to be a part of an international event once every two years that promotes humanism and world citizenship in a global civic mind. As Paris has been chosen to be the first city welcoming the World Green Games in 2015, the laureates will represent the children’s voice in the climate conference of United Nations.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

France, Monde

Emmanuel Errard has started his actions in France, where the premises where experimented. Following this first citizen education step and the meeting with the first French ambassadors engaged in the environment protection, he realized the stake is global. Gone all around the world with his wife and 8-years-old son, he convinced 100 guardian angels to invest in the International school of Environment, a teaching program linked with the World Green Games that aims at raising children awareness on the global warming issues.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

The World Green Games aim on the short-term at involving the citizen against the global warming since its youngest age, at creating new vocations on the medium-term and at building a world around the sustainable development values on the long-term.

These World Green Games of a new era, based on cooperation and sharing will have a social impact and initiate children to the building of a fairer, saner and better world.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrate