“At mjf, we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact, both in our city centre office and on site during the festival. mjf is also driven to help Manchester decrease its carbon footprint and we’re determined to find even more ways to be environmentally sustainable for many years to come.
“Here are some of the ways in which mjf has been staying GREEN through the years…maybe you can help us by playing your part?”
Steve Mead, Artistic Director
We’ve been working with Julie’s Bicycle – the leading organisation for environmental awareness in the arts across the UK – to develop a policy and action plan that ensures the impact our artists, audiences and staff make on the environment is as green as possible.
- We update our Environmental Sustainability Policies every year
- We encourage our artists and visitors to walk or take public transport to the festival
- All our staff are local to Manchester – we use public transport or bicycle when travelling to and from the office
- We use electronic tickets and artistic contracts
- We minimise water bottle usage for artists on stage
- We produce site marketing material that can be reused year-in, year-out
- We attend conferences on advances in environmental sustainability
- We use second-hand office furniture and refurbished computers
- We use local suppliers for PA, food stalls and equipment hire
- We work with Emerge, a local sustainable resource management company, to recycle waste from our festival hub