Go Green

In 2018 : For the fifth consecutive year, the festival d’été de québec goes carbon neutral in collaboration with Rio Tinto

Going carbon neutral means offsetting our greenhouse gas emissions by buying carbon credits that are invested in green projects. The FEQ wants to reduce its ecological footprint and pursue sustainable development by taking action to reduce negative impacts and promote positive impacts.

View the FEQ's ecological initiatives!

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All greenhouse gas emissions are measured and offset

Our goal : reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in a reforestation project in Québec.

In 2018, the FEQ generated 643.88 tons of CO2.
With the help of Rio Tinto, the totality of these gas emissions were offset.

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To offset the 643.88 tons of CO2 emitted in 2018, the FEQ and Rio Tinto committed to planting 3,858 trees of trees in a Worldwide reforestation project. More than 26,156 trees have been planted since 2014, which corresponds to taking about 1,090 mid-size vehicles off the road.

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The feq recycles and composts

In 2018, the FEQ recycled 52 tons of wastes! This new peak in recycled material was reached thanks to better triage techniques, increased recycling infrastructure and the addition of composting.

Plus, the FEQ consigned over 208,804 cans during the 11 evenings.

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To come to the feq, artists traveled many kilometres!

The FEQ believes that it's important to offset the air and surface mileage of the artists who travel especially for the FEQ. From the single artist onstage to the international superstar, everyone counts.

Air travel by artists who came to the FEQ in 2018 represented 3.5 million kilometres. Surface travel by artists who came to the FEQ in 2018 represented 428 thousand kilometres. Offsetting artists' transportation represents 43 % of the tons of CO2 produced by the FEQ. illustration travels

A sustainable FEQ also covers...

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Public transportation

During the FEQ, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) adds several bus routes.

In 2018 there was an impressive 10% increase in event itinerary use compared to 2017. Mobile points of sale in shuttle parking lots made it easier for festival-goers to buy FestiBus passes and also saved them money (50% discount with unlimited FestiBus).

All of these initiatives make it easier and faster to get to the festival, increasing the number of public transit users and thus reducing FEQ's ecological footprint.

Event itinerary use up 10%. 27% more people used shuttle 420 alone (Ste-Foy). More points of sale for FestiBus. illustration public transportation
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Desjardins bike parking

Thanks to Desjardins, the Cœur du FEQ offers a secure bike parking area.

In 2018, the bike parking area was used by 3,500 cyclists.

This bike parking area is operated by a local cooperative, Coop Roue libre.
Free repair and maintenance service provided!

Safe, free parking right in the Cœur du FEQ at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale. Over 3,500 satisfied users in 2017. Room for 500 bikes per evening. illustration Desjardins bike parking
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Other green initiatives

In collaboration with Rio Tinto, the FEQ has set up additional sustainable development initiatives:

Environmental, social and economical initiatives

Over 500 unclaimed items donated to Québec social organizations. Locally-sourced purchasing and rentals. Reusable dishware for employees, technicians et artists. Creation of the Brigade to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for all. illustration other green initiatives