Today I would just like to point out to you Hadra, this Grenoble association, which organized its festival in Lens en Vercors on Sunday 25 August 2013, but which fully manages to limit the impact of this festival on nature
what is the place of the HADRA association in the distribution of music?
The HADRA association was created in 2001 in Grenoble where it is still based. The association has around 300 members, who take part in the association's activities, in particular the organization of the festival which attracts 12 people.
Why this link with nature?
The link with nature and the organization of a festival in a natural setting like the one offered by Lans en Vercors is consistent with the values of trance music. Nature is shared by all, beyond cultures, it is the ideal framework to create a communion, an exchange between the participants, but also between the musicians and the festival-goers.
HADRA makes it a point of honor to limit the environmental impact of the festival?
The festival necessarily has an impact that we want to limit in terms of energy, greenhouse gas emissions. We plan to ask this year for a voluntary contribution from festival-goers for the carbon offsetting of the emissions of the 2012 festival. This contribution will in the future be included in the participation requested for the festival.
The main source of GHG emissions is transportation. Seven thousand vehicles are expected in Lans en Vercors, two thirds of people coming from the South East of France, for a third from other regions.
We have implemented various approaches to reduce the transport footprint. We have promoted carpooling, and will focus on carpooling during the festival itself to help festival-goers who don't have a way home. We have signed agreements with the SNCF, with the Voies Ferrées du Dauphiné, with Transisère, to set up shuttles from Grenoble train and bus stations. We have set up with NOVOTRAVEL shuttles from several large cities.
How is waste taken into account?
In 2012, we collected around 8 tonnes of waste, some of which was soiled by mud, and could not be recovered. All waste is in any case collected, including of course biological waste which cannot be composed on the festival site, since the festival site may change, but which is sent to a composting platform. The impact of accommodation is reduced by the fact that festival-goers camp, and use dry toilets, which reduces water consumption.