The poles " Environment / Sustainable development "and" major natural Risks " of the association carry the label " Permanent Center of Initiatives for the Environment ( CPIE) country of Vaucluse " since 1989. This label is spread to all the association since the merger of the APARE and the CME in 2013.
The label CPIE brings to the certified associations an institutional and associative recognition, the dynamics of a strong network : the National Union of the CPIE.
The APARE-CME union is a part of the Regional Union of the CPIE of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, territorial declension of the national network which includes seven labeled associations across the region.
The latter involves a detailed approach and guarantees the coherence of the actions of the association according to three modes of intervention :
Associations certified and organized in a network, the CPIE acts so that environmental issues are taken into account in the decisions, the projects and the behavior of organizations and people (communities, associations, companies, individuals).
Every CPIE acts on a coherent territory of intervention, the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural stakes in which it knows. It cooperates with all the actors, public or private, concerned by the environment and the sustainable development.