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Towards eco-responsible Nuits Lyriques

Les Nuits Lyriques is committed...

We are convinced that associations have a real social responsibility, whether it be environmental, in favor of equality, diversity and the fight against discrimination (signatory of the Diversity Charter), access to lyrical art for all, or for the responsible economic, tourist and cultural development of our territory.

Beyond our artistic proposals, beyond the financial spin-offs we generate, the Nuits Lyriques have a non-market value because they contribute to the tourist or economic attractiveness of the territory. Indeed, even if not all the inhabitants participate in our activities, they feel the presence of the Nuits Lyriques as what we are, an asset for our rurality.

This is why we are committed to an environmental, social and societal approach to our territory.

to a greener future...

Since 2019, we are committed to an eco-responsible approach to sustainable development. In doing so, we are consistent with the territorial anchoring of our activities and our desire to continuously improve our practices.

The first steps we have taken constitute a foundation on which we will build, with each edition, a more responsible future.

Anti-waste practices that include, at a minimum, turning off all electrical appliances at the end of the day, reducing heating, turning off all lights, as well as reducing the consumption of office supplies, and using non-disposable dishes for all receptions.
Evolution of our Communication with, since 2 years, a reduction of 50% of our paper consumption. By reducing the weight of our communication media and the format of our posters, by reducing the quantity of printed documents, by adapting them to our real needs and by favouring sending them by email without printing. Use of a service PEFC and FSC certified printer, Imprim'vert label
Using the train rather than the car or plane for travel for artists performing during the festival (through preferred reimbursement based on train ticket).

Develop carpooling for spectators by creating, starting in 2022, a Facebook group to connect people.
Prioritization of local suppliers and service providers to limit the transport of goods. The artists and technicians, the teams, the volunteers, are primarily and largely from Marmande and its vicinity or from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
A "greener computing" with the acquisition of reconditioned equipment, in particular from Ateliers du Bocage.
Inscribe our needs in a local territory to decarbonize our impacts.

Adapt the size of the Festival venues to a more regional audience.
Recycling of waste.

Surplus food donated to a local association
Reuse by recycling of decorations and accessories. Furniture purchased primarily from second-hand stores or recycling centers
Cleaning up email boxes and deleting messages and stored data that are no longer relevant or too old
The choice of the company OVH for the hosting of our website and emails. OVH is the only server hosting company to use liquid cooling and airflow optimization which allows it to be more energy efficient than its competitors who use air conditioning and therefore a major advantage for the environment.
Use Ecofont the ecological and economical font: The font includes small white holes, allowing to reduce between 25 and 30% of ink.
This is a reduction in printing costs and a reduction in the environmental impact of ink manufacturing (CO2 intensive process).
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Elimination of small plastic water bottles for the members of the jury and the pianists of the International Singing Competition by providing water bottles donated by the City of Marmande
Goals for the next editions of the Nuits Lyriques :

– the use of non-disposable tableware (glasses and plates) for all our receptions (we are currently at 70% of non-disposable),

– the implementation of a good practice approach for all volunteers who participate in the organization of the festival,

– In the long run, we are thinking of providing free water during the Festival and the International Singing Competition, which would settle, once and for all, the presence of plastic bottles during the event.

for Better Living Together

The Presence Compositrices Prize promotes the richness of the repertoire of French women composers. This prize offers support to works composed by women so that they can obtain the necessary visibility among artists, and then the public, to become an integral part of the musical offer and participate in its diversity and inclusiveness.
Inclusion through lyrical art of handicapped people and/or those with psychological difficulties thanks to our relations and projects in partnership with the Maison Arc-en-ciel of Marmande.
Equal governance since our Board of Directors is composed of 50% women and our General Assembly is largely female.
In 2021, 50% of the intermittent workers (artists and technicians) present for our activities are women. Equal pay for women and men according to the importance of the role.
To help young people start their professional life. We have an agreement to welcome civic service volunteers who start their professional life by carrying out a 6 to 7 month mission within our association.
We fight against the inequalities of access to culture in rural areas by presenting shows at low prices or free of charge and contribute to the "well-being" of the inhabitants.