The Adelaide Festival has decided to take a leadership position as one of the first major festivals in Australia to become carbon neutral. An event of the Adelaide Festival size comes at a cost in relation to carbon emissions. The organisers believe it is worth the time, effort and cost to become carbon neutral. The Festival is proud to be a part of the city that is leading the transition to a low carbon economy, and feels it is important to be part of the community leading climate change action to help our environment and our economy.
The Adelaide Festival is committed to reducing its carbon emissions where it can do so directly, particularly at the major outdoor events, but also to work with and influence its suppliers and the many theatres and other venues where performances are held. The Festival will also engage audiences, artists, employees and volunteers in practices that will cut emissions per attendee to make our event as sustainable as possible.
October 2020. Two new videos explain the Adelaide Festival's carbon neutral approach, and the impact it has on staff and visiting artists.Read more
February 2021. City of Adelaide and Fuller Brand Communications achieve certified carbon neutrality with Climate Active, Adelaide Festival named a program ambassador.Read more