The Tremblant International Blues Festival is proudly committed to environmental responsibility. We firmly believe that, to ensure a healthy, equitable and prosperous quality of life for our generation and those to come, we must preserve our natural environment. Actions currently in place at the festival are listed below and we continue to add to the list every year. It is part of SMT’s commitment.

 

Transport

https://www.tremblant.ca/plan/getting-here

  • Tremblant is a pedestrian-only site. Once onsite, you can reach everything on foot.
  • Free shuttles are available to take guests to their lodging off resort.
  • Ville de Mont Tremblant’s transportation network is also free to use and links the town’s three main areas: St. Jovite, Mercier Lake and the resort.
  • Bicycle paths also connect the main zones of interest.

 

Parking

https://www.tremblant.ca/plan/getting-here/getting-around-the-resort

  • Parking is available at hotels and around the resort, and free shuttles let you go from your car to the festival for free. 60 VIP parking spaces are reserved in the free P1, P2, P3 and P6 parking lots for people carpooling (3 people or more). This incentive aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Electric charging stations are available at the hotels and in the VIP parking area. 40 electric car charging stations are available in various parking lots around the pedestrian village. They are identified with a green icon and are reserved for electric cars. Any non-rechargeable car using one of these spaces will be towed at the owner’s expense. Out of courtesy, cars should be moved once they are fully charged.

 

Lodging

https://www.tremblant.ca/plan/hotels-condos

  • Everything at Tremblant has been designed to help you relax. Only bring your suitcase.

The village at the base of Mont Tremblant is laid out with a dense central core that encourages walking. A network of free shuttles also serves most of the hotels and residential domains, helping to limit car use and reducing air pollution at the same time. Choosing to increase density instead of spreading out development also reduces the rate of deforestation per housing unit.

 

Respecting our natural environment

  • Liquid and solid materials cannot be discharged directly into water or near a body of water.
  • Organic material (plants, rocks, dead wood, etc.) cannot be taken from the natural environment.
  • Since 2009, we no longer use drinking water to water the Versant Sud’s landscaping. Instead, a pump draws the un-treated water from Miroir Lake to the pedestrian village. Watering is done at night or early in the morning to reduce water loss through evaporation.
  • Toilets are available at several strategic locations on site and are frequently serviced.

 

Purchasing

  • Whenever possible, we choose to buy from local suppliers to help promote the local economy and protect know-how.
  • We carefully consider all of our purchases so we can increase our assets’ lifespan and avoid overconsumption.

 

Waste Management

  • Sorting bins (for recycling, compost and waste) are available onsite to help preserve the environment. We also operate our own sorting centre.
  • Whenever possible, we reuse signage (reprinting on coroplasts).
  • The site is cleaned out daily during and after an event.
  • We calculate and offset our GHG emissions.

 

Social Commitment

  • We hire locally: Our search focuses primarily on people living in the vicinity of Mont-Tremblant, and we expand the area if needed.
  • We mobilize volunteers: Volunteers play an essential role in our festival’s operations and sustainability. From transportation to dressing rooms to the event site, volunteers are everywhere…
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