A local and global implication
Our commitment to organisations
For the 2022 edition, we agreed to support the Parc National de la Vanoise. The overall donation (ours and that brought in by attendees) will help finance the Park's various projects and actions, such as the protection of the Alpine Ibex, the renovation of a refuge or the creation of educational kits to welcome young visitors on school excursions. This year, we have decided to support the local branch of the Office National des Forêts, involved in the protection of the Black Grouse and the replanting of three hectares of forest that have suffered from drought over the past two years.
In tandem with these one-time commitments to local environmental and biodiversity protection organizations, we are working towards REEVE certification for the 2023 event. The association is dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues in the cultural sector, by offering trainings, online resources and consulting services. Their label aims to reward and identify cultural events committed to exemplary eco-responsibility in France and Europe.
Our green charter commitment
Since 2021, Les Arcs is a signatory of the Green Charter for Film Festivals, which involves a commitment to measure its consumption and publish a status report each year.
Indeed, organizing a film festival, especially in the mountains, is a source of pollution, and we're well aware of this. We accept it as a whole, because we feel it's important to share, disseminate, promote and participate in the renewal of European cinema. However, every year we commit ourselves to finding new ideas, adopting good habits, being more aware and sometimes giving up to reduce our impact.
Green charter report 2022
In a context of overall increase in emissions, we are pleased to report a reduction in our consumption of 8%, with an estimated total of 72 tonnes of Co2 (78.5 tonnes in 2021). We are in line with the Collectif 5%'s recommendations. We know, however, that this remains too high and need to do better and that many of the figures are situational. These conclusions should be considered with a certain amount of restraint and caution.
However, we are delighted to have achieved encouraging results that show that together we can do better. We would like to thank our teams, participants and partners for their efforts and commitment.
The carbon equivalent calculations were made using data from the econologie.com website, the Enercoop website and ADEME's impactco2.com. The calculations are not always precise (sometimes we don't have precise enough data, for example on the difference between diesel and petrol), and this calculation is not intended to express a precise carbon report, but rather to enable us to assess and understand our impact.