A Sustainable Festival


Things we do to
help the environment

  • Darwin Festival acknowledges our environmental responsibility and strives to be a catalyst for environmental change.
  • We are committed to actioning initiatives that protect our natural environments and benchmark our environmental impact.
  • We lead environmental best practices in the Northern Territory arts and cultural sector incorporating prevention, reduction, and restoration.
  • We strive to reduce consumption of physical resources; reuse and recycle; engage renewables; and employ processes and products that eliminate toxic materials.
  • We will consistently measure and reduce our impacts on the environment, while offsetting the remaining carbon emissions involved in presenting our Festival.
  • Let us all tread lightly to minimise Darwin Festival’s footprint.

How we are minimising our environmental impact

  • Our output of solid waste has reduced by 92,506L since 2019 through our food waste and composting efforts.
  • Since 2021, we have crushed wine and spirit glass bottles into 6.25 tonnes of material for construction projects.
  • All cups at Festival Park bars are reusable.
  • We provide all staff and volunteers with reusable water bottles and partner with Power and Water to provide water stations at our Festival hubs.
  • We engage independent experts to accurately measure waste and emissions data, informing our future reductions targets for 2023 and beyond.

How you can join us in our vision to reduce our impact

  • Walk or ride to events if you can.
  • Whenever possible, take public transport.
  • Carpool or scoot between Festival venues on an e-scooter.
  • Say no to single-use plastic, bring your own drinking containers or purchase a reusable cup from the bar.
  • Use the four bin system provided in Festival Park.
  • Recycle your Darwin Festival program guide or gift it to a friend.

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