Eco-friendly lawnmowers at the Colissimo hub in Mer

Zoom on Ouessant sheep which could represent an ecological alternative of eco-pasture in semi-urban laocations.

Ecological transitions
Centre-Val de Loire
On Trend
5 min

At around 50 centimetres tall, weighing in at a featherweight 20 kg, I am known for being the smallest sheep in the world. There is no question that Ouessant sheep are small. But did you know that I’m a highly efficient machine when it comes to environmentally-friendly maintenance of the green spaces entrusted to me?

Eco-grazing is an initiative that falls under the ISO 14001 and HQE (High Environmental Quality) environmental certifications.

On 4 October 2017, with seven of my peers, I besieged the 10,000 m2 of land surrounding the Colissimo parcel hub (PFC) in Mer (41). It is a pioneer in the department when it comes to eco-grazing. To welcome us, Mathieu Barthet, Site Manager, invited local elected officials and representatives from the PFC’s neighbouring businesses. His goal was to raise awareness and encourage them to get involved in this adventure, which offers nothing but advantages when it comes to protecting the environment.

The Colissimo hub in Mer rents the flock of eight Ouessant sheep from the company Greensheep, based in Eure-et-Loir

Beyond the environmental concerns of the hub’s management team, the project also includes an educational aspect for employees. This initiative will therefore directly involve workers at the site, as well as their families. Fun workshops will be organised, and their first task will be to give us names! I think I look like an Antoine.