For a number of years, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has made efforts to develop initiatives in favour of sustainable development, with the goal of encouraging festivalgoers and partners to adopt eco-friendly behaviour or expand on what they’re doing.
On the occasion of our 42nd edition, here are the initiatives that we will undertake to protect the environment:
Incentives to festivalgoers’ eco-mobility
Through various partnership agreements, contests, discounts offered with the purchase of Festival tickets, a shuttle made available to festivalgoers for certain screenings, etc., we encourage patrons to use public transit – bus, metro and train – to get to the Festival, not to mention carpooling and bikes!
Here are a few public transit organizations we are (or we plan to be) partnered with:
Reduction in printed promotional materials
In the last few years, the Festival has considerably reduced the printed materials it produces. Since 2009, the number of copies of the schedule has gone from over 210,000 to 125,000, and the number of pages has shrunk from 48 to 24.
We now put more emphasis on promoting our website and our free, downloadable mobile app, tools that complement the schedule and provide access to more comprehensive information more ergonomically than the schedule. Touch screens are also provided at our headquarters so that festivalgoers can access our programming interactively.
And our headquarters are equipped with recycling bins emblazoned with the FNC logo – no festivalgoer can miss them!
Priority given to local products for service sponsorships
The Festival gives priority to local businesses when developing its service sponsorships to reduce its environmental footprint.
Here are a few of the local business the Festival works with:
o Fou d’ici (caterer)
o Naya (water)
o Kiju (organic juices)
o Domaine Pinnacle (ice cider)
o Nutra Fruit (cranberry-based products)
o M0851 (fashion and accessories)
o Éditions Pow Pow (publisher)
o Éditions La Pastèque (publisher)
Support for organizations promoting eco-friendliness
The Festival du nouveau cinéma partners with several organizations advocating eco-friendliness to support them and bring them greater visibility through our communication tools.
Here are a few eco-friendly organizations the Festival is (or plans to be) partnered with:
o Le Grand Débarras
o Conseil québécois des événements éco-responsables
o Ici on recycle (Recyc-Québec)
o Récupérer, c’est recréer
Any questions, comments or suggestions you’d like to share to help us become more eco-friendly?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!