For six years, Lumière festivalgoers have made an effort to offset their environmental footprint by supporting a sustainable development project in the Rhône-Alpes region. In addition to a contribution made by our partner, EDF, a portion of proceeds from the catalog sales is donated to a selected project.
Since 2009, the Lumière festival has committed to four environmental projects:
-The Gouter Hut refuge reconstruction project on the Mont Blanc ascent, which has just reopened for the new mountain climbing season.
-The planting of vegetal resources around Lake Geneva in France. The new additions have revived the once-existing agricultural heritage of the Alpine mountains and have enhanced the value of the exceptional view.
-The creation of a forest of fruit trees in Rhône-Alpes in the local area of Entre-Deux-Guiers, Isère. The forest offers an improved site to the many fishermen and promotes bee survival through the reintroduction of honey trees.
-The planting of broad-leaved trees in the local forest of Villette de Vienne in Isère to increase the diversity of the forest; 10 different species were planted over the surface of a hectare.
- The transformation of a hectare of a diseased chestnut forest into a suitable and long-living (200 years) oak forest located in northern Drôme, near the town of Vienne.
The Lumière festival continues its commitment to reducing direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions:
-The introduction of electric cars bearing the Lumière festival logo to transport film prints, communication materials and technical supplies throughout the metropolitan area.
-The use of electric cars to transport festival guests.
-The sorting of waste at the festival village.
-The promotion of public transportation in and around the city.
Photo :Alexandre Jacques - Voiture électrique du festival Lumière
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