GIAF and Sustainability
Galway International Arts Festival is proud of the impact they make on people’s lives, but also recognise that festival activities can have a significant impact on the environment. Cognisant of the damage being done to the planet by human activity, GIAF aims to take responsibility for its contribution and reduce the associated impacts.
GIAF aims to make sustainability a major focal point of the organisation by:
- Working collaboratively with partners in advancing a sustainability agenda and delivering sustainable festival solutions to current climate challenges.
- Promoting sustainable transport solutions during the Festival period by promoting the use of public transport, the city bike and Brite bike schemes.
- Prioritising reduction of single-use plastic.
- Promoting equality and inclusivity in all Festival practices.
- Segregating and reducing Festival waste by applying best practices in partnership with their waste management partner.
- Highlighting crucial sustainability issues in their Festival programme.
- They encourage staff, volunteers, interns, supporters and visitors to help in their sustainability efforts by considering the environmental impact of their activity at the Festival.
Find out more about GIAF's Sustainabaility measures HERE