The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal carbon-neutral since 2008!
In 2008, Planetair, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD) and Rio Tinto Alcan launched a pilot project aimed at making the Festival carbon neutral. The project served as the basis for producing a guide, information tools and training sessions geared to festival organizers interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Since then, the Festival, Rio Tinto Alcan and Planetair have been working together to make every edition of the Festival carbon neutral.
Erik Ryan, Senior Vice-President Communications and External Relations explains how making the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal carbon neutral fit into Rio Tinto Alcan's priorities.
Jacques-André Dupont, Vice-president and managing director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, explains why the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal agreed to participate in the carbon neutral project and what concrete actions it is taking to protect the environment.
Julian Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Planetair, explains what carbon neutrality is.