Daniel CUEFF

Commune de LANGOUET - France


Daniel Cueff. Mayor of Langouët (Brittany, France) since 1999. Regional Councillor for Urban Ecology in Brittany from 2010 to 2015. He chaired the Établissement Public Foncier of Brittany (protection of agricultural land and development of social housing in urban areas). He chaired the national association PALME (network of business parks committed to sustainable development). Langouët has today: 15 years of experience running a 100% organic canteen; a school and equipment labelled ‘Haute Qualité Environnementale’; community-based production to cover 100% of the electricity needs of the public services of the municipality; a biomass-based heat network; high energy performance social housing; pesticide-free landscaping; and a
permaculture micro-farm. Langouët is currently developing a project of energy self-consumption to provide local residents with renewable electricity and it is promoting the development of a carbon-free car-sharing vehicles fleet. Before his commitment for sustainable development in Brittany, Daniel led an NGO for the protection of disadvantaged children, especially in Poland. Daniel also published a methodological book ‘Les enfants dans la rue’ and was Associate Lecturer in Educational Sciences at the University of Rennes 1. He published three political essays: "Brittany: a democratic horizon for our Republic" (Le Temps Editeur), ‘Les 100 jours de Christian Troadec’ (Les Éditions Saint Honoré) and ‘Municipalities and citizens. Engage!’ (bookelis.com).