OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS

1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle the waste generated

2. Control and reduce plastic consumption

3. Implement measures to reduce water consumption

4. Minimize diesel consumption

 

ALL CONSUMPTIONS WILL BE MONITORED IN ORDER TO DEFINE REDUCTION GOALS FOR THE NEXT EDITION

1. Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste generated

MEASURES

- Establish a partnership with the Camara Municipal de Lisboa and Valorsul for the correct disposal of waste.

- Prohibit the use of plastic bags, primary packaging and excessive packaging of any type of material.

- Choose for more sustainable utensils in the F&B areas.

- Promote the correct separation between the public: through campaigns, signage.

- Prohibit construction in the park.

- Opting for modular and rented structures in order to significantly reduce waste production in the assembly and disassembly phases.

- Promote the use of reusable or recyclable scenographic elements.

- Prohibit the distribution of flyers at the event.

 

- Carefully evaluate the gifts in order to reduce those deposited in the trash or on the floor:

  • UTILITY. The more useful the gift is for everyday life, the less likely it is to end up on the floor at the end of the event and the greater the impact of the brand, as the gift will be used beyond the festival.
  • MESSAGE. Try to associate the gift with the ideas of socio-environmental responsibility and ensure that the gift encourages public engagement with the brand's purpose.
  • MATERIAlS. It is important to consider recycled and/or recyclable materials as raw material for gifts; Avoid electronic equipment that requires batteries.
  • FORMAT. t is PROHIBITED to distribute flyers or gifts that resemble flyers at the event, papers with no other use than serving as publicity material.
  • PACKAGING. Gifts must be transported in cardboard boxes and without individual packaging; plastic for secondary packaging of gifts should be avoided and they should be delivered to the public without primary packaging.

 

- Donate food leftovers in good condition to Refood for distribution to needy people and families in the vicinity of the park.

- Work circular economy between sponsors and suppliers.

- Donate materials after disassembly.

 

Train, inform and supervise:

- Inform all Partners for the correct separation of waste so that it is correctly disposed of.

- Distribute waste management rules and other information on sustainability to all partners;

- Training of employees, suppliers and partners;

- Information sessions for all who operate.

 

- Properly separate edible and organic oils and send them for recycling and recovery.

2. Control and reduce plastic consumption

MEASURES

- Prohibit the use of plastic bags, primary packaging.

- Use of reusable cup.

- Incentive to refill the cup and reusable bottles.

- Careful evaluation of gifts.

- If necessary, the use of plastics encourages those of plant origin.

3. Implement measures to reduce water consumption

MEASURES

- Promote the rational use of water. In all installations where water is used, make all operators aware of saving water, using appealing posters and stickers.

- Availability of drinking water free of charge.

- Choose efficient equipment.

- Choose faucets and showers that allow you to reduce the flow of water or close automatically when no more water is needed.

- Foster good daily practices.

- Check and, if necessary, adjust the volume of water used in the toilets, whenever possible adjust the sensor installed in the flush or introduce a 1.5lt PET bottle filled with water.

- Always close toilet taps when not necessary.

- Use the same glass or refill bottle throughout the day, reducing the number of glasses to wash.

4. Minimize diesel consumption

MEASURES

- Involve everyone in energy savings, using appealing and effective communication:

   - Activate energy saving mode on all devices that allow it and will not affect performance

   - Always adjust the air conditioning to comfortable temperatures - around 23ºC in summer and 18ºC in winter -, and avoid having them working with the windows and/or doors open.

   - Turn off equipment that is not being used, or whenever you leave a room (lighting, computers, printers, air conditioning,…)

   - Carefully plan the location of the appliances in order to guarantee a uniform temperature in all places, avoiding excessive load and misuse.

   - Remove chargers for electrical and electronic equipment from outlets.

 

- Equipment with energy ratings from A to A+++ consume less energy and should be prioritized when choosing lighting and cooling equipment.

- Make an efficient planning of the generator park to reduce fuel consumption. Consider more sustainable generator options..

- Explore the possibility of installing renewable energy production equipment to supply energy to some areas of the event, communicating to the public and partners the energy produced and the gas emissions avoided with the clean alternative.

- Involve partners in this issue.

Other measures to be implemented

Acommodation

MEASURES

- Choose hotel facilities close to the enclosure and with good public transport offers.

- The proximity of the hotel to the workplace, for example to the offices and the venue of the event, reduces travel distances and, consequently, carbon emissions. In addition to contributing to the quality of life of the team.

- Check if the selected accommodation units have an Environmental Management System (for example, ISO 14001; EMAS) or if they implement energy consumption control measures (such as efficient lighting, class A to A+++ equipment, among others).

- Also analyze the existence of programs to reduce water consumption.

- Opt for units that facilitate check-in and check-out without using paper forms, among other resources.

- Confirm the existence of recycling programs including organic waste and cooking oil.

- Check if a system for the reuse of bath towels and bed linen is available to guests.

Mobility

MEASURES

- Raise awareness of Partners for the purpose of optimizing cargo transport - the number of vehicles is reduced and thus the greenhouse gases that result from cargo transport. In addition to bringing financial benefits associated with tolls, fuel consumption, etc.

- Use conference call technologies (via telephone, Internet, or by videoconference), avoiding carbon emissions from the corresponding trips.

- Negotiate with public transport operators a set of measures to encourage the use of public transport in public transport and adapt the offer and timetables to needs.

- Create safe pedestrian corridors in the vicinity of the event site, with special attention to public transport terminals.

- Ensure a special parking area for taxis.

- Create Bike Park.

- Disseminate the planned mobility and accessibility management actions through a communication campaign in the various media in an inclusive way.

- Make available on the event's website information on the offer of public transport to the venue and respective times, and on other possible initiatives that may affect access to the event venue.

Gifts

MEASURES

- UTILITY

The more useful the gift is for everyday life, the less likely it is to end up on the floor at the end of the event and the greater the impact of the brand, as the gift will be used beyond the festival.

- MESSAGE

Try to associate the gift with ideas of socio-environmental responsibility and ensure that the gift encourages public engagement with the Meo Kalorama message.

- MATERIALS

It is important to consider recycled and/or recyclable materials as raw material for gifts; Avoid electronic equipment that requires batteries.

- FORMAT

It is PROHIBITED to distribute flyers or gifts that resemble flyers at the event, papers with no other use than serving as publicity material.

- PACKAGING

The gifts must be transported to the enclosure and must come in cardboard boxes and without individual packaging; plastic for secondary packaging of gifts should be avoided and they should be delivered to the public without primary packaging.

OUR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COMMITMENTS

1. Be an inclusive event

MEASURES

- Ensure access via the ramp at the entrance to the park.

- Create dedicated parking spaces.

- Ensuring a specialized support team from the moment of entry to support those who need it.

- Create platforms on the stages for people with reduced mobility, with electricity points for charging chairs.

- Make all information available on the website, including the spaces and experiences that are accessible.

- Inclusive and accessible website and social networks

- Create accessible means of communication, such as email, mobile number for any questions, before and during the event.

- Create surveys to assess whether the public feels the event is accessible and for all groups.

- Establish partnerships with NGOs that work on the topic, to evaluate and propose improvements.

- Include diversity criteria in hiring.

- Develop internal campaigns to work on the topic among the team and prepare the team to welcome diversity in everyday life through training and awareness-raising actions.

- Create the physical conditions necessary for the access of everyone in the team.

- Raise awareness of our partners on the topic through clarification sessions and manuals

- Evaluate possibility of genderless toilet

- Create a survey to assess whether the audience feels the event is for all groups.

- Train the communication team to implement diversity criteria in all our communications so that everyone can review themselves and feel that Meo Kalorama is an event for everyone.

- Invite influencers who focus on the theme of inclusion and diversity.

 

For more information: ACCESSIBILITY

2. Leave a positive legacy in the community

MEASURES

- Offer tickets to residents of the surroundings in order to provide access to culture.

- Employability of residents in the most varied areas.

- Support for local projects, involving artists and partners.

- Space for showing local talent, whether on stage or in other places.

- Donation of food leftovers in good condition to needy local families.

- Donation of materials at the end of the event to local associations and schools.

3. Involve everyone in our sustainability policy

MEASURES

Artists

- Email to managers communicating sustainability commitments.

- Ordering items for auction to raise money for a social cause.

Team

- Listen to the team.

- Give formation.

- Guide for sustainable team.

Public

- Inform the networks of good sustainability practices.

- Guide for sustainable festival-goers.

Sponsors and Suppliers

- Handbook of good practices for partners, in addition to the sustainability plan.

- Engage in social actions/causes to be supported.

4. Support the local economy

MEASURES

- Choosing local suppliers reduces the carbon footprint associated with travel and contributes to local economic development.

- Promote local and seasonal food products.

- Hire local workers.

WE COMMIT TO:

- Monitor all operations.

- Define improvement proposals.

- Set goals for the next Editions.

- Report.

- Celebrate the good results.

Our partners

ANEBE (National Association of Spirit Drinks Companies) will carry out the Action “Menores nem uma gota” which aims to raise awareness among festival participants for moderate consumption of alcohol and includes interventions with operators and bar staff about the responsible sale of alcoholic beverages. , with a special focus on the complete prohibition of alcoholic beverages to minors. 

APERCIM, through inclusion in the scope of the work, will be in the catering of MEO Kalorama supporting the operation of food for the entire production of the festival. 

APPDI (Portuguese Association for Diversity and Inclusion) will provide training on welcoming differences to the team, messages of diversity and inclusion that will be spread throughout the festival. 

BearingPoint, through its environmental consultancy, will be at the festival with support in the calculation of the carbon footprint, in the definition of improvement proposals and goals for the next edition. 

Camara de Lisboa and ValorSul will be partners to collaborate on the effectiveness and efficiency of our comprehensive and demanding waste management plan. With communication of appeal to the participation of all. Where we encourage the reuse of the reusable cup that we will make available to the public, and water bottles. 

E-soldar through the fundraising platform will help raise funds with the auctions of items donated by artists during the festival. 

Quercus associates itself with Kalorama, aware that it is necessary to minimize the environmental impacts associated with the great summer festivals. To mark the 1st edition of the Kalorama festival, an environmental awareness plan was established with innovative proposals across the entire event, in areas such as waste production, water and energy savings, sustainable food, ecomobility and climate action. . With the presentation of a “Guide” with simple and practical tips and recommendations for festival-goers, the aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the activities carried out at the venue. In partnership with Kalorama, the objective is to encourage the public to adopt a lifestyle oriented towards safeguarding natural resources and the sustainable future of the planet. 

The United Movement Against Waste, which promotes sustainability and the transition to a circular and collaborative economy as a way of combating food waste through the letter of adhesion signed by the festival, reinforces our commitment to the active fight against food waste. 

Refood 4 Good, in the action of promoting the reuse of food surpluses, will donate food leftovers in good condition at the end of the event to local needy families. 

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa will support the festival with a technical team on the platform for disabled mobility, in the Quiet Place and in other accessibility points of the venue. 

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