Our history

  • 🐤 Fall 2019: Creation of the first version of the workshop by François

 

  • 🖥️ February 2020:   Creation of the web platform (which has been continuously improving since then) thanks to the support of Data For Good and training of the dream team of developers!

 

  • 🧑‍🎓 March 2020: First workshop facilitation training and organization of workshops for the general public​

  • 👔 First semester 2020: First events in companies (Essilor, Octo Technology, City Hall of Arceuil) and in universities (HEC, Centrale Supélec...)​

  • 🏡 September 2020: François and Pierre-Alix wonder about ways to increase the scope of the project, and, at the end of  passionate working sessions, decide tocreate the SAS of the Social and Solidarity Economy 2tonnes Company to carry out the project. This allows them to devote themselves full time to the project to develop it as much as it deserves​

  • 🏫 October - November 2020: Deployments in major schools. 300 students from Supaéro in person, Giant animation, online and simultaneously, for the entire promotion of Centrale-Supélec (900 students!)

 

  • 🌏 January 2021:  Launch of the World version of the workshop, allowing to consider the transition at the global level, and including specific data from 31 countries and geographical areas (United States, China, Argentina, Thailand, Egypt, Nigeria....)​

  • 🔬 March 2021: Launch of V2 of the workshop, with an even more precise data model, and a complete overhaul of the action cards  and a new storytelling, for an even broader vision of the transition, and a better integration of the role of companies and communities!

  • 🛖 May 2021: Creation of the 2tonne association to allow the use, by as many people as possible, of the tool in a voluntary setting

  • ⚙️ Fall 2021: Structuring of the project, improvement of the participant course, training of the first trainers of animators to meet the demand for animation training

  • 🏆 February 2022: More than 10,000 people participated in 2tons!

  • 👪 Spring 2022: the team is growing and goes from 5 to 11 people in 3 months!

  • 🎊 May 2022: second General Assembly of the 2tonnes Association and validation of the main principles of governance

  • 🗳️ July 2022: Election of the first Board of Directors of the Association, composed of 7 members!

  • 🚀 July 2022: a crazy dynamic! More than 2000 participants and  100 new animators are trained every month!

 

Our purpose

Humanity must face the ecological limits of the Earth. The distribution of space and resources does not allow everyone to live in dignity and happiness. Moreover, the resources available per person are decreasing, and threaten a large part of the present and future generations with unbearable conditions. Finally, those who have a worthy lifestyle are not necessarily happy.

 

It is possible to change the conditions of human life to allow all future generations to live in dignity and happiness. These conditions are possible and favoured by a climate that is not too disordered. 

This evolution must reduce climate disruption as much as possible, i.e. +1.5°C in 2100. It must therefore make it possible to reduce our GHG emissions. For example, the aim is to emit on average less than 2tCO2 per person in 2050.

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Getting there, or getting closer to it, requires an effective, global and profound transition of our ways of development and our cultures, which must take place now.

 

But let's not wait until 2050 to be happy! The current generations can also improve their own living conditions and be happier now by flourishing in this transition.

 

This transition has already begun. Our purpose is to catalyse it. For the future dignity and happiness of humanity, but also for those who live today.

We believe that this transition is an opportunity to be happy. That the climate is a challenge that can give meaning to what we do. That getting involved, taking action, in one way or another, makes you happy.

 

We believe that 2tonnes is not an indicator, but a project for society, and that if we tone it down a little, we can give everyone the freedom to be part of this project, by expressing their uniqueness and being masters of their choices.

 

We believe that everyone's action counts and makes a difference.  That transition is possible and depends on us. 

 

We believe that there is room for everyone in the transition, that we should not infantilise people, but trust them...

Our mission

"Accelerate the transition to a decarbonized society by setting the actors of society in motion"

For this, we create, thanks to the 2tonnes workshop, immersive, allegorical and educational experiences for individuals in order to:

  • Empower them (and not make them feel guilty) and make them aware of their power to act

  • Make them want to act for an objective to which they adhere for its ambition and its values

  • Make them want to act because they thrive in action

 

Project governance

Governance is structured around 2 organisations:

  • Social and Solidarity Economy Company, SAS 2tonnes Company, created and directed by François Laugier and Pierre-Alix LLORET, which develops the 2tonnes workshop and manages its distribution in a professional setting (which we call between us "La Forge")

  • Association law 1901, the Association 2 tons, whose mission is to allow the use, by the greatest number, of the tool in a voluntary framework (which we call between us "The Village"). The association organizes workshops for the general public led by volunteers, and brings together the community of facilitators through events, campaigns, seminars, etc. All facilitators can be members of the association, and elect a Board of Directors at the General Assembly. Administration composed of 7 members by majority judgment vote.

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Impact project, driven by the general interest and reaching very different audiences, 2tonnes has chosen to become more professional in order to increase its impact and accelerate the dissemination of the workshop.   To do this, we had to invent the governance model that was best suited to fulfilling our purpose.

In numbers

23 000

People who participated in the workshop

1000

Workshop facilitators

25

Countries where 2tonnes is run by

 

Meet the team

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Francois LAUGIER

Co-founder

Idol: Louis de Funès

After graduating as an engineer from Centrale Lyon in 2018, he took a deep interest in environmental issues and got involved in several associations such as Climate Fresk (animator and trainer), Réseau Mycélium (co-founder) and PikPik Environnement.

These experiences have reinforced his interest in the psychology of change and pedagogy, and to make it his profession. Independent consultant and trainer, he has supported several companies in carrying out their Carbon Assessment, and built tailor-made training. He also created the workshop "How to act for the climate" in 2019, and carried the project until he joined forces with Pierre-Alix.

He admires Louis de Funès for his talent, his originality, his humour, but also his humility and his quest for excellence.

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Pierre-Alix LLORET-BAVAI

Co-founder

Animal totem: The warthog

Former Director of Operations in team mobilization consulting in Canada, he then left for Argentina, where he co-founded an energy transition consulting company, before returning to France and meeting François via Climate Fresk.

Passionate about the organizational and cultural aspects of change, Pierre-Alix is responsible for the development of 2tonnes in companies, partnerships, communication and the structuring of the community of facilitators.

Why the warthog? For this mix of power, self-mockery and subtlety. And also because he never tires of the sound of the word "warthog"

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Jimmy EUNG

Back end developer

Emblem: ShowYourStripes

Passionate about topics related to ecology and sustainable development, Jimmy discovered 2tonnes during the 7th season of Data For Good, which launched the platform.

Formerly Data Engineer and now Data Analyst at Phenix, Jimmy helps 2tonnes in his free time, especially on the development of the back-end part of the platform and the management of its database. It also contributes to the reflections on the definition of the new functionalities of the platform.

 

What is #ShowYourStripes? He lets you go look on the internet. Why ? Because it's simple, understandable, revealing, and he feels it's important to remember why we're all doing this.

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Xavier Arques
Developer

Animal totem: The duck

A computer engineer, Xavier spent 28 years in IT before going freelance in 2018 in the fields of software development and Cloud training.

Xavier met François during a 2Tonnes workshop in January 2020.

Aware of global warming for several years, Xavier has been involved in the development of the 2tonne platform since February 2020 and is also the game's host.

 

Why the duck? Because Xavier adores Donald Duck whom he imitates, it seems, wonderfully.

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Augustin DURIVAULT

Back end developer

Animal totem: The stick insect

An engineer by training, Augustin has been working as a Data Scientist since leaving school in 2018.

He discovered 2tons by participating in one of the first public workshops, then got involved in the project during the call for contributions for DataForGood in February 2020.

His contribution mainly concerns the implementation of the simulator: from the calculation of the carbon footprint to the effects of actions.

 

Why the stick insect? He doesn't like to be the center of attention and prefers to blend into the background. Move along, there's nothing to see !

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Iris Wu

Conductor of the 2tonne Challenge

 

Trained in ecology and agronomy, Iris has worked in the public sector, in research structures, associations and as a freelancer.

 

She is passionate about protecting the environment and thinks that the game is the best way to get a message across. This is why she joined 2tonnes with the beautiful mission of coordinating the deployment of the workshop in higher education. 

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Fabienne Kunnetz

B2B deployment manager

A graduate in economics and data science, Fabienne has supported organizations in their digital and data transformation for 20 years, as Marketing Manager of Apple's software subsidiary and then as Senior Manager at EY Consulting._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_

 

In 2020, in full quest for meaning, Fabienne is training in climate and carbon issues and is involved in awareness programs.

 

At the beginning of 2021, she discovered the Fresque du Climat, then the 2tonne workshop and immediately trained in the animation of these workshops. In September, she participated in the first promotion of Pro 2tonne facilitators before joining the team in 2022 to support and facilitate deployments in companies.

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Marie Lavenant

B2B development manager

Animal totem: The panda

After going to business school, Marie launched herself into the world of startups. On paper, her career is not the most in line with the sector, but she is deeply convinced that she can no longer do anything but invest in the future of our planet.

 

Its objective is to bring its stone to the building by taking the time to grow and grow alongside the 2tonnes team. 

 

His totem animal? The panda, he plays, he eats and he sleeps (simple & basic)

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Bruno Perret du Cray

Carbon data analyst

Animal totem: The chimpanzee

After studying engineering, Bruno joined the civil service. He worked there on various technical subjects: telecommunications, cybersecurity and data analysis. Following his awareness of climate change a year ago, he undertook a professional reorientation.

 

Today he puts his skills in data analysis and his scientific mind at the service of the 2tons project. He works to improve the game model and to pass on our carbon expertise to the facilitators.

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Anouck Liminana

Account Sales Manager

Animal totem: The horse

Passionate and sensitive to everything related to ecology, sustainable development and our world of tomorrow, Anouck wants to participate in the ecological transition and the environmental evolution of our Society.
 

At 2 tons, she wants to learn as much as possible and participate in building a sustainable world. Tendency to bad jokes, sought-after talent at Time's up, she is attached to her native South West.
 

His totem animal? horse. He taught him   patience, perseverance, a sense of effort, humility, decision-making and recognition.

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Clara Thuelin

Pedagogical engineer

Animal totem: The Whale

Thanks to her training as an engineer and an internship at IPSL, Clara brings her expertise in climate and transition scenarios to the 2tonne project.

 

Passionate and curious, she strives to imagine a more just, virtuous world for the planet and society. She draws inspiration from the many workshops she hosts (fresco of new stories, climate fresco and of course 2tons) and the dozens (even hundreds) of podcasts she consumes each year.

 

All this knowledge allows him to refine the pedagogy of the 2tonne workshop, especially for the Italian version.

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Charlotte Rose Verdier

Communications Officer

Animal totem: The cat

A graduate in international trade, Charlotte decided to continue her studies in the field of communication and web design in the service of the transition and the ecology sector.

 

Driven by the same values as 2tonnes, it deals daily with conveying the company's vision and ideas through social networks, various visual media and the website.
 

His totem animal? The cat, independent, but very sociable, Charlotte finds herself very much in him.

Model, sources and data

Average carbon footprint in France

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The 2ton workshop is an educational experience which is based on a data model to simulate, in a quantified way, low-carbon transition scenarios.

Data is therefore an educational tool, and we are very demanding with regard to model accuracy, and the sources used. They make it possible to give the experience its consistency and his credibility.

The calculation methodology during a 2ton simulation is based on 3 models which interact with each other:

  • The carbon footprint model calculates the carbon footprints of the participants and the population, using data from Ademe, the OECD, the FAO...

  • The stock model updates the characteristic data of the participants and the population, based on assumptions from reference works on the subject (RTE, négaWatt, Ademe, etc.)

  • The influencing model quantifies the societal dynamics taken into account in the simulation, drawing inspiration from the notions of behavioral sciences

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