“The European Week for Sustainable Development takes place every year from 30 May to 5 June. Its objectives are to promote sustainable development, raise awareness of the issues at stake and facilitate concrete mobilization, both individually and collectively. In 2017, many citizens in 30 countries, both within and outside the European Union, participated with 3,978 initiatives, activities and events, including 1,291 in France!
It contributes to raising awareness among citizens and various stakeholders of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs) set by the United Nations Member States and to be achieved by 2030 in order to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and guarantee prosperity for all. – www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr
Sustainable development at No Logo
It should be noted that a festival, even if it is an ephemeral event, produces a huge amount of waste and destroys part of its environment. The No Logo festival wishes above all to have a positive impact on what surrounds it. Through various actions, it is constantly looking for new solutions to raise public awareness.
In 2017, we were able to set up compost bins to recover all organic waste: food scraps from festivalgoers, food scraps from restaurateurs… so that they could have a second life to feed the animals on a farm. A team of 10 people is present for 10 days – before, during and after the festival – full-time and is entirely dedicated to waste management, cleaning and public awareness.
We have also undergone a very thorough assessment to see if we are on the right track and have even obtained recommendations to minimize our environmental impact. For this reason we called on the English association “A greener Festival” to carry out a very complete ecological audit. The association even gave us the first star out of the four possible. Thus, we have been classified as “improver festival”. That is, we are recognized as a festival with a significant commitment to the process of reducing the negative impact of our event on the environment.
Our event also aims to create jobs and share wealth. That is why the 300 people needed to properly organize the festival for 3 days or more, depending on the position, are not volunteers.
Actions outside the festival
However, when it comes to sustainable development, we must look beyond what surrounds us. This is why the No Logo wishes to be associated with various events related to the subject.
For example, he co-organizes the screening of Hélène Médigue’s documentary “On a 20 ans pour changer le monde” at the Mégarama Beaux-Arts cinema in Besançon, on May 31, 2018. With the presence of local associations working to reduce environmental impact.