Le Festival’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Le Festival is committed to advance sustainability initiatives in order to limit our impact on the environment.
In 2019, the team successfully implemented sustainability measures for the first time. This year, the goal is to expand on that even further. These initiatives, led by a group of passionate volunteers who work actively with exhibitors, suppliers, volunteers, and visitors, endeavour to make Le Festival a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable event.
If you have any questions about our sustainability initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly volunteers and committee members will also be available to assist and direct you during the event, to ensure that our sustainability commitment continues to be a success.
1 - Save Resources
Committed to reducing the waste that goes to landfill, we provide composting and recycling waste streams to our visitors and stallholders. Different bins will be available and effectively positioned on site for effective waste disposal, and to assist you in helping us, these bins are clearly labelled according to the types of waste that are to be disposed of in each bin.
By taking the time to sort food waste and recyclables, you can actively contribute to reducing your carbon footprint.
2 - Say ‘Non’ to plastic!
Since 2019, we have banned plastic bags, straws, balloons, single-use plastic water bottles, and other soft single-use plastics. In doing so, we are helping prevent animals being harmed by them, reducing pollution, and protecting our oceans.
All of our serve ware and drink ware are commercially compostable or reusable. You can even take home your reusable cups from the bar as a souvenir of your time at Le Festival.
3 - Water
While we have banned soft and single-use plastics, we will make sure that you can stay hydrated. Water fountains and refill stations are available in various locations throughout the event site, so we encourage you to bring your own water bottle to refill.
You can also purchase one of our eco-friendly bottles from our ‘Boutique de Maurice’ – Le Festival’s merchandise stall.
Make every drop count!
4 - Active Transport
We promote active travel:
You can of course drive to Le Festival, however we strongly encourage the use of public and active modes of transport as a sustainable alternative.
There are several alternatives available – walking, CityCycle/bicycles, buses, trains, CityCat, and more!
Visit our Getting There page to learn more about sustainable travel options.
5 - Reuse
Come and visit our inaugural second-hand French fashion market.
Pre-loved clothing items have generously been donated so we can help them continue being used and loved.
Suez Australia & New Zealand
We are proud to partner with SUEZ Australia & New Zealand in our sustainability endeavours. SUEZ operates largely in the water treatment and waste management sectors, supporting efforts to protect, access, and optimize the use of natural resources, and create new ones through reusing and recycling
Aligning with our mission to become sustainable, we have joined Brisbane’s largest sustainability community – The Green Heart Business Program – run by CitySmart, Brisbane City Council.
Established in 2009 to help sustainability efforts across Brisbane, this program leverages knowledge, potential, and capacity, to create a more sustainable way of life through optimizing the use of money and resources.