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100 electric bicycles available free of charge for accredited attendees, in collaboration with Flyer Biketec.

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The Locarno Festival has entered into a partnership with the Swiss foundation myclimate, in order to compensate for the event’s footprint and consequently earning the label “myclimate neutral event”.

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Also for the 73rd edition, the Locarno Film Festival renews its commitment to environmental policy. The traditional green approach adopted since 2010 again last year aimed to reduce the CO2 emissions caused by the event and its organization. 

Among the many initiatives we find:

Mobility:

  • Encouraging the use of public transportation with combined ticket offers (for rail travel and admission to screenings in Piazza Grande), in collaboration with Railaway-FFSSBB CFF FFS and TILO
  • Free shuttle service between the various Festival screening venues (PostBus)
  • 100 electric bicycles available free of charge for accredited attendees, in collaboration with Flyer Biketec
  • The Dipartimento del Territorio provides to the Locarno Festival 20 bicycles
  • Use of certified renewable energy thanks to Società Elettrica Sopracenerina
  • Park & Ride service
  • Increase of hybrid electric vehicles in the official car fleet (now 50% of total vehicles), in collaboration with Toyota


Selective waste disposal and reduced use of paper:

  • Selective collection and disposal of waste, plus a campaign to sensitize the Festival public at venues and times of maximum footfall, in collaboration with the City of Locarno and the land department of the Canton Ticino
  • Use of recycled paper with FSC Mixed Sources (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • Reduced amounts of paper promotional materials thanks to the introduction of electronic drop boxes, and other digital services such as the event management platform eveni.to
  • Migration of content from hard copies to digital media (website)


Despite all these efforts to lower the CO2 emissions caused by the event, the ideal goal of zero emissions remains unattainable. As a result, Locarno Film Festival  has entered into a partnership with the Swiss foundation myclimate, in order to compensate for the event’s footprint and consequently earning the label “myclimate neutral event”.

Among the sustainability projects funded by the Festival:

2012: Project aimed at the production and distribution of eco-compatible and efficient kitchens to combat deforestation in Madagascar
2017: Project to replace traditional coal-fired stoves with biomass stoves in China
2018: Project aimed at minimizing the unsustainable consumption of wood or coal for cooking in Nepal, through the installation of biogas plants
2019: Project to install domestic biogas digesters as a clean and sustainable energy source throughout Indonesia

For further information about the 2019 project please visit the website myclimate Protect our Planet

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Every year we try to implement our sustainable measures. If you have any suggestions, proposals or ideas on how we could improve, do not hesitate to write to us. Send us an email and we will be happy to build a greener future together.

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