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As an iconic event for our community, we want Adelaide Festival to be an exemplar of environmental responsibility and know that we can make a vital and significant contribution to a future that we want our children to inherit.

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and we are proud to become the first arts festival in Australia to be certified carbon neutral.

We will consistently measure and reduce our impacts on the environment, while offsetting the remaining carbon emissions involved in presenting our arts festival.

We are working with our staff, artists, suppliers, crew, volunteers, donors, sponsors and audience to ensure that sustainability is a key focus in everything we do.

Some of the things we are doing to minimise our carbon footprint:

  • In 2019, all waste from outdoor sites was diverted from landfill. We aim to reduce waste even further in 2020 by focussing on our indoor venues
  • Where possible we are reusing, repurposing or recycling most of the materials used to present our Festival
  • We are minimising our use of plastic products
  • We provide bike parking at our outdoor venues

For 2020, we are offsetting all of our carbon emissions, including all travel and accommodation associated with the Festival. 



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Generously supported by Nunn Dimos Foundation and JBS&G.