FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA IS ECO-RESPONSIBLE !

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 44th 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, etc., we encourage patrons to use more ecofriendly transit!

Here are a few transit organizations we are partnered with:

 

 

BIXI

  

KANGARIDE

 

 

TÉO TAXI 

 

 

 

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:

Naya (water)
Saint-Justin (mineral water)
Kiju (organic juice)
Rise Kombucha (organic tea drink)
Prime Mate (maté drink)
Guru (energy drink)
UNGAVA et spiritueux (spirits)
l'Aristo (sandwichs)
Biscuiterie Oscar (cookies and candys)
Bad Monkey (pop corn)
Druide (ecofriendly body care products)
Bomacaron (pins)
Éditions somme toutes (publisher)
Éditions Mécanique Général (publisher)
Maurin Cuisine (caterer)

RAISE AWARENESS UPON A CITIZEN ACT

Act to preserve the environment through simple gestures: it is the duty of each of us, it is a citizen’s action.

"Each reusable cup is subject to a fee of 2$. It now has a symbolic value. This value represents the manufacturing cost of a cup and also reflects the ecological footprint it generates at its production. But unlike a disposable cup, its use is almost infinite. The implementation of a deposit leads therefore each consumer toward individual responsibility. In fact, the reusable cup is not abandoned, it is reused."

To learn more about Ecocup

SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONS PROMOTING ECO-FRIENDLINESS

Finally, the Festival is partnering with several organizations working in favor of eco-responsibility to support and make them benefit from more visibility through our communications tools.

Here are some eco-responsible organizations to which the festival is associated (or expects to partner):

Le Grand Débarras
Conseil québécois des événements éco-responsables
Ici on recycle (Recyc-Québec)
Récupérer, c’est recréer
Questions, comments, suggestions that you would like to share with us to improve our eco-responsibility?
Email us at info@nouveaucinema.ca!

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