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Rock en Seine

The teams, artists and the public are more than ever in need of these solidarity and environmental measures and we will continue to develop them. Our responsibility is global and our commitments are long-term. We do not limit ourselves to one-off actions, but rather experiment and reorganise ourselves year after year to limit our impact ever more. 

LIMITING THE EMISSION OF
GREENHOUSE GASES

Video created in partnership with the Estienne school under the pedagogical and artistic direction of Mehdi Hercberg, Eric Boisseau, Patrick Dos Santos and Patrick Pleutin. A big thank you to the students involved in the project!

  • The schedules are planned to allow for a return trip by public transport.
  • Communication geared towards the use of public transport by festival-goers: 65% of them come to Paris by train, bus, or carpooling.
  • The festival is accessible by metro, train, tramway, bus, velib, in order to encourage a maximum of festival-goers to come by public or clean transport: 75% of festival-goers come from Paris by transport or on foot.
  • The teams mainly use electric vehicles and bicycles on site.
  • The festival uses as many suppliers and service providers as possible from the Paris area.

CONTROL OF
ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • The stands, stages, aisles and technical areas are lit by energy-efficient LED lights, which are programmed for night-time only or triggered by twilight sensors.
  • A careful study of energy needs by zone and period has made it possible to rationalise the use of generators.
  • The use of green energy is progressing throughout the festival: some areas are powered by an inverter charged exclusively by solar panels. A hybrid inverter is also deployed in the area hosting the organisation’s offices.

WASTE REDUCTION

Video created in partnership with the Estienne school under the pedagogical and artistic direction of Mehdi Hercberg, Eric Boisseau, Patrick Dos Santos and Patrick Pleutin. A big thank you to the students involved in the project!

  • The festival’s communication limits the use of paper media. The programme booklet has been eliminated in favour of a mobile application, which represents 200,000 fewer 56-page programmes.
  • A large number of drinking water taps are distributed throughout the site to limit the number of plastic water bottles.
  • The use of Ecocups makes it possible to avoid throwing away several hundred thousand cups.
  • Raising the awareness of partners and service providers prior to the event and their involvement in the subject of sustainable development has made it possible to considerably limit waste at source. Thus the amount of waste generated by the festival has decreased by several tons per year since 2015 (-25% in total).
  • The signs produced for the festival are designed to be reused as much as possible over several editions, and the discarded elements are recycled.

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SORTING

  • 120 bi-flow or tri-flow collection points (sorting bins) are spread out over the site and in particular reinforced in the dining areas.
  • A team of 30 people is permanently dedicated to waste management.
  • Used edible oils (used on catering stands) are collected and recycled into bio-fuel.
  • The cigarette butts are collected specifically to be recycled and reused. In 2019, a total of 12,000 cigarette butts were recycled into street furniture.
  • In order to fight against waste at the end of the festival, foodstuffs that can be kept are collected and materials in good condition are recovered from the stands, to be redistributed to new beneficiaries. In 2019, thanks to Linkee, 716 kilos of unsold food were collected on Sunday evening from the catering stands and redistributed on Monday, enabling 1,433 meals to be served to the most underprivileged during a large festive meal in two centres of the association La Chorba, which fights against hunger and social exclusion.
  • The materials were collected for use in the workshops of the Extra Muros association and for the scenography and layout of the BAAM festival.

Overall, the management of waste and the awareness-raising of the teams in preparation for the event made it possible to achieve a rate of almost 30% of waste sorted or recycled.

PRESERVATION OF THE DOMAIN

Video created in partnership with the Estienne school under the pedagogical and artistic direction of Mehdi Hercberg, Eric Boisseau, Patrick Dos Santos and Patrick Pleutin. A big thank you to the students involved in the project!

  • The preparation of the festival takes into account the specificities of the host site and everything is designed in such a way as not to alter or have a lasting impact on its vegetation.
  • Each year, the festival makes a donation to the Domaine in order to finance the restoration of a space or monument in the Park.

The Rock en Seine audience is made aware of the specificity of the site and the challenge of its preservation via spots on the giant screens between the concerts or animations of the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud.