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A responsible FrancoFolies

Vision and approach

Culture is an inexhaustible source of pleasure, wonder, discovery and unity. By inspiring reflection on the issues and an openness to the world, major cultural events like the FrancoFolies de Montréal contribute to the greater welfare of the population. As affirmed by the 2009-2013 plan for action and sustainable development produced by the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, it is necessary to “anchor Quebec culture in sustainable development, making it an essential dimension of same.” In this perspective, it is undeniable that, through its actions and in its role as a cultural engine, the FrancoFolies play a role as a model and leader in promoting sustainable and inclusive development.

Environment and cultural development

Out of concern for preserving the environment, now and for generations to come, the FrancoFolies de Montréal are more focused than ever on their duty to reduce their ecological footprint. The many efforts implemented in this regard embrace environmental issues and the economic and social concerns of the city and the country.

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal They also promote cultural development and the permanence of local artistic talent. Every year, the FrancoFolies develop and renew tools with social and environmental impact, and give the community the means to take up the practice of music, rendering it increasingly democratic.

In the pages that follow, you will find details on a number of sustainable development initiatives–environmental, social and economic–that the FrancoFolies have implemented over the years.

Initiatives

environmental

Environmental initiatives

In all of its activities, the FrancoFolies de Montréal are proud to apply and implement the 3RV principle, as defined by the Politique québécoise de gestion des matières résiduelles. [More…]

social

Social initiatives

Over the past several years, the festival has launched a plethora of social initiatives bearing witness to its commitment to sustainable citizen engagement. Here is a brief look at these actions that benefit the entire community. [More…]

economic

Economic initiatives

The FrancoFolies' responsible approach also applies to the economic sphere. In this domain, the measures undertaken have involved local agents and products. [More…]

Greener every year

Far from resting on our laurels, we intend to pursue our sustainable development strategy and to improve it as the years unfold. The annual Écho-Logique report, produced by the Consortium of the same name, is an indispensable tool for measuring the reach of our actions, and helps us improve our results.

In the short term, the FrancoFolies’ main aims are to reuse the greatest amount of material possible and reduce consumption at source, largely thanks to a project of refillable water and beer containers, thereby reducing the sale of individual containers and replacing the use of individual water bottles with reusable containers.

We are also refining our sensitization program by holding training workshops and preparing environmental dossiers spotlighting our achievements and specifying what we expect from our temporary work teams.

In addition, we intend to obtain certification related to responsible management standards for events issued by the Conseil québécois des événements éco-responsables. In closing, we endeavour to pursue our social mission, with the cooperation of our partners and suppliers, in order to advance the causes that we hold dear.

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