The green lantern of the Festival
Again this year, the Festival del film Locarno receives the “myclimate neutral event” seal of approval, a mark of environmental commitment which indicates that all CO2 produced during the 64th Edition and its organization has been balanced through a high quality project to swap coal for biomass pellets (made from organic waste) in the region of Uttarakhand in Northern India.
The energy thus produced is used in the local iron and brick production industries. The project will also supply more efficient cookers (which use 50% less energy than those currently available) to schools, hospitals, and other public institutions, guaranteeing a decrease in emissions and at the same contributing to the Region’s social development.
“We very much welcome the efforts of the Festival del film Locarno – said René Estermann, Managing Director of myclimate – to minimize its environmental footprint as much as possible. Due to its international reputation the Festival serves as an example for events all over the world”.Mattia Bertoldi