Prince Albert’s message about ecology starts at home

Prince Albert's message about ecology starts at home
Prince Albert's message about ecology starts at home

It’s never too early to teach your children about the right course of action for helping the world of tomorrow. As an exemplary person in this field, this is exactly how S.A.S Prince Albert II has approached informing his children Jacques and Gabriella.

The love that Prince Albert II has for the planet’s natural environment and ecology no longer needs proving. “I have a special bond with the sea”, he confided last September to France 3 Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, at the time of a report on the overfishing, pollution, and climate change that threaten the biodiversity of the Mediterranean. In that regard, alongside sailor Maud Fontenoy, he organizes many initiatives to safeguard the oceans and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation engages as many projects to fight against the deforestation around the world, to preserve the endangered species, and to develop the distribution of sustainable and renewable energy sources. To date, 470 projects have already been supported by his foundation, which has awarded more than 50 million euros in grants. That said, the small things of day-to-day life are just as important as the big ones. This is what Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella learn every day from their father.

An awakening to ecology from an early age

Tough they might only be four years old, they already have a solid understanding ecology. “I try to teach them as they go, at their own pace. They know how to swim and recognize certain species, those, among others, which are in danger (…) The safeguarding of the oceans passes through education,” explained Prince Albert II to Gala magazine in early July. It will not come as a surprise in the future to see Jacques and Gabriella more and more at the heart of actions in favor of ecology, working in tandem with their parents. A family worth following!

*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.