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Towards eco-responsible Lyric Nights

Les Nuits Lyriques is committed to a greener future

We are convinced that associations have a real social responsibility.

This is why, since 2019, we have been 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 initial measures we have taken are a foundation on which we will build a more responsible future with each edition:

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.
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.
The use of the train rather than car or plane for the travel of artists performing during the festival (through a preferential reimbursement on the basis of the train ticket)
The preferred choice of suppliers and service providers within a maximum radius of 100 km around Marmande to limit the transport of goods
A "greener computing" with the acquisition of reconditioned equipment, in particular from Ateliers du Bocage.
Promote the use of new digital tools by the singers in the competition (digital scores instead of paper scores).
Reuse by recycling of decors and accessories. Priority is given to second-hand furniture.

Goals for the next editions of the Nuits Lyriques

– the use of non-disposable crockery (glasses and plates) for all our receptions (we currently use 60% non-disposable crockery),

– the implementation of a good practice approach for all the volunteers involved in the organisation of the festival,

– the absence of plastic water bottles for all the participants of the International Singing Competition (candidates, jury, pianists, public),…