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CROSSING EUROPE will be a GreenEvent

For the past years, CROSSING EUROPE has increasingly been putting measures into practice that focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly festival work. This year we could implement a bundle of initiatives that allowed for CROSSING EUROPE to be certified as a GreenEvent OÖ by the Climate Alliance Austria (Klimabündnis Österreich). In the course of organizing the festival, the team is dedicated to keep on eye on environmental and sustainability aspects. Among other things, we were concerned with climate friendly mobility (of the teams and ours guests) and food (at festival events), resources and waste conserved, and the festival is dedicated to communicate these steps and the social aspects. In this way, CROSSING EUROPE also intends to implement individual measures surrounding the topic and put a focus on the topic in a holistic manner in every aspect of a cultural event of this size.

The goal is that every step of the organization of the festival is regular analyzed and optimized in regards to environmental compatibility. Next to ecological aspects, a good personal contact to all our event partners, sponsors, and funders is of great importance to us, in order to facilitate a sustainable conduct though long-term and fair collaboration.

From our point of view, a “green” festival is the best prerequisite for long-lasting, stable success. That is precisely why careful planning and weighing of organizational as well as topics aspects is so essential – of course within our financial possibilities. The following cornerstones are key to our strategy as a GreenEvent:

// Climate protection – travel and logistics: reduction of travel and CO2 compensation (festival team and guests; screening copies), change to climate friendly methods of transport – on a European scale, as well as regionally and locally – as well as the promotion of alternatives within the scope of the festival communication.

//  Conservation of resources: waste prevention and separation, a responsible use of print and other festival media, as well as promotional and production means.

//  Environment – products & foods – accessibility of the festival: catering for the festival guests (biological, fair, local, seasonal), increase of accessibility (both analog and digital).

As a mid-size European film festival CROSSING EUROPE intends to continue its success, while recognizing its responsibility for people and the environment. For this reason we would like to invite both our festival guests, as well as our cooperation partners to engage with sustainable and environmentally friendly cinema in the framework of the festival. Let’s go green!