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The effects caused by climate change and the disruption of the natural balance of territories are evident before our eyes, especially these days in our region, Tuscany. The cultural system as a whole reflects human issues and increasingly addresses these themes. Lo Schermo dell’arte is also aware of the need to reduce its environmental impact and is committed to making the festival more sustainable through responsible choices.

Our focus on environmental issues
Many artists have made sustainability the subject of their films, showing, for example, how environmental themes have a significant impact on the life and balance of many communities. Lo schermo dell’arte gives them a voice by addressing audiences through screenings and educational projects. Through the promotion and presentation of films and meetings with their creators, we tackle environmental themes such as climate change, waste transformation and disposal, exploitation of natural resources, sustainable architecture, biodiversity, and the reclamation of contaminated areas. The video installation The Magic Mountain by Micol Roubini addresses some of these issues. 

Promoting and rewarding sustainable mobility
All festival venues are accessible by public transportation, and attendees can easily move from one venue to another on foot. For our guests, we have selected hotels close to the festival venues. Those who choose public transportation within and outside the city will receive a reduced fare by presenting their transportation ticket. 

Offsetting our CO2 emissions
We have adopted a CO2 offsetting policy by joining the Treedom project, a benefit corporation that plants trees in various locations worldwide, initiating environmental and social benefits. To date, the forest of Lo Schermo dell’arte consists of 167 trees in 7 different countries, estimated to offset 35.20 tons of CO2.

Reducing the use of materials
For the 2023 edition, we have decided to reduce printed material, favoring digital communication and the use of an app. This has allowed us to save over 50% of the paper used in previous editions. For the remaining paper material, we use FSC-certified paper, ensuring responsible forest management. Additionally, we reduce the materials needed for setups, favoring reusable structures from one event to another.