Press release for immediate distribution

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presents its approach to sustainable development

Montreal, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is proud to present its approach to sustainable development, now available in a new section of the Festival’s website dedicated to its green endeavours (www.montrealjazzfest.com, About the Festival section).

Since the very first editions of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in the early 1980s, organizers have shown a deep respect for social and environmental values. In that era, the concept of sustainable development had neither been named nor defined, and large-scale recycling was still far from being rooted in the mores of Quebecers.

Today, out of concern for preserving the environment, now and for generations to come, the Festival is more focused than ever on its duty to reduce its ecological footprint. The many efforts implemented in this regard embrace environmental issues and the economic and social concerns of the city and the country.

They also promote cultural development and the permanence of local artistic talent. Every year, the Festival develops and renews tools with social and environmental impact, and gives the community the means to take up the practice of music, rendering it increasingly democratic.

Under Our Approach to Sustainable Development (www.montrealjazzfest.com/about-the-festival/sustainable-development/default.aspx), you will find details on a number of initiatives-environmental, social and economic-that the Festival has implemented over the years.

 

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