A FESTIVAL AWARE OF ITS RESPONSIBILITIES

SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY

Striving for eco-responsibility since its very creation in 2016, Bordeaux Open Air can now (proudly) call itself a zéro waste festival - implying that no waste is produced by the organisation nor by its external providers. 
As a public event, the festival progresses year after year regarding the reduction of its global impact and raising public awareness.  
Anything used is re-usable and/or compostable and sourced from local entrepreneurship.  
It is now up to the public, whose progress is also noticeable year after year, to take into account its impact and keep growing in consciousness in order to actively participate in building an event that generates no waste. 

A FESTIVAL AWARE OF ITS RESPONSIBILITIES

SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY

Striving for eco-responsibility since its very creation in 2016, Bordeaux Open Air can now (proudly) call itself a zéro waste festival - implying that no waste is produced by the organisation nor by its external providers. 
As a public event, the festival progresses year after year regarding the reduction of its global impact and raising public awareness. 
 
Anything used is re-usable and/or compostable and sourced from local entrepreneurship. 
 
It is now up to the public, whose progress is also noticeable year after year, to take into account its impact and keep growing in consciousness in order to actively participate in building an event that generates no waste.

BORDEAUX OPEN AIR COMMITS TO
- Through digital media
- Limiting paper diffusion by preferring word of mouth and digital resonance
- Communicating with transparency  
- Respecting the venue and leaving it as it was
- Notifying neighbors and users of the parks 
- Respecting laws and regulations on sound levels
- Setting up risk reducing and prevention mesures
- Producing day-time events
- Using public lighting and power grid when possible 
- Reducing the use of water and energy 
- Ban unnecessary packagings
- Installing sufficient containers for waste selection and recycling  
- Installing visible and accessible ashtrays
- Raise the public's awareness and recover the waste produced 
- Incentives to use public transport
- Incentives to use bikes and soft transports
- Use of Bluecubs (shared electric cars) for artist transportation 
- Facilitating the access to parks and venues for people with reduced mobility
- Facilitating social and generational interactions
- Proposing a free event
- Proposing educational activities
- Proposing awakening and stimulating activities based on music 
- Safe or easily securable
- Close proximity for the public
- Accessible with public transportation
- With a technically matching eco-system
- Informing users on good practices
- Communicating on commitments made
- Preferring local providers and partners
- Creating an eco-responsible charter with our food and beverages partners
- In just quantities
- Re-usable
- Local sourcing
- Recycled or eco-conceived materials 
Engagement Festival Bordeaux Open Air Drastic On Plastic Charte

DRASTIC ON PLASTIC

Inspired by our british neighbours, the french collective R2D2 initiated the Drastic On Plastic initiative in France. The result : 60 festivals - with Bordeaux Open Air among the list - committed to ban single use plastic from their event in 3 years.

A nation-wide action carried by regional institutions to share knowledge, advices and concrete actions to drastically reduce the environmental impact of our events. Officially launched at the BIS (International Biennial of culture & scenery professionals) in Nantes on january 22nd, 60 festivals signed the convention and committed to ban single use plastics.  

After having initiated our zero-waste transition in 2019, signing this convention was for us the occasion to consolidate our commitments and to - hopefully - become a model for more cultural actors across France !
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