One of the risks related to the issue of sustainable development on a festival is to fall into the hype effect and the typical solutions proposed especially to our industry.
We have chosen to entrust the environmental aspect to 3D asbl. The association was created to raise awareness among young people about sorting waste and respecting the environment. Before its creation the members already participated in cleaning up the site after the event. Now they develop sorting methods adapted to the event sector.
Since Dour Festival is working with 3D asbl, there has been a tangible evolution in the ecological impact!
We are careful to always examine the alternatives in their context. In doing so, we take into account our own constraints and the available stakeholders at all levels:
Wallonia, with Festivals Wallonie#Demain
Initiated 4 years ago by the Walloon Minister of Environment with the action Wallonie Plus Propre, Festivals Wallonie#Demain aims to make Walloon festivals more eco-friendly and to sensitize the public to a more respectful behaviour regarding the environment.
Almost 20 Walloon festivals have committed themselves in 2018 to put in place a whole series of measures in favour of clean campsites!
Follow all the activities of Festivals Wallonie#Demain !
European, with DEMO
Dour Festival is also DEMO, an Interreg V France – Wallonia – Flanders cross-border project organised with the help of 11 cultural and professional partners of sustainable development for more Durability and Ecology in the Music sector and its Organisations.
The objectives? To promote sustainable development through integrated resource management and to encourage in an innovative, creative and sustainable way the cultural and touristic heritage, as well as the wealth of the cross-border position.
The missions? To design and test innovative projects in terms of sustainable development on our events with the help of all of DEMOs partners and thus create synergy and common solutions in the music sector.
Through its actions at Dour Festival and its daily activities, 3D asbl is therefore the festival’s representative for Sustainable Development for the projects of Festivals Wallonie #DEMAIN and DEMO.