The text wants to declare the hill of Mormont, recently occupied by Zadistas, “protected site”. The collection of the 12,000 signatures required will begin at the start of the school year.
The Vaudois Greens are launching a popular initiative to save the hill of Mormont, near Eclépens, recently occupied by Zadistas. The text should also push the municipalities and the canton to promote alternatives to cement in their constructions.
Gathered in a general assembly on Wednesday evening, the Vaudois environmentalists accepted the “Initiative for the protection of natural heritage and resources”. The collection of the 12,000 signatures required will begin at the start of the school year, after the summer holidays, the party said in a press release.
A “protected site”
The text wants to declare the hill of Mormont “protected site” and prohibit “any exploitation of the ground, with the exception of an agricultural and silvicultural activity respectful of the environment and nature”. He also asks to include in the Vaud constitution that the canton and the municipalities ensure the rational use of limestone, clay and sand as well as find alternatives to cement.
Mormont hill was occupied for five months by Zadistas to prevent an extension of the Holcim gravel pit. They were evacuated by the police in early April.