Wexford Festival Opera was one of the first Festivals in Ireland to take a concerted step to implementing good environmental management principles across every part of Festival life. This includes the home of the Festival at the National Opera House, accommodation providers, restaurants & bars, local businesses, vendors and suppliers. The greening of Wexford Festival Opera is made possible by the support of our partners at the Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.ie)
Our aim is to also foster a culture of environmental awareness that will last beyond the Opera Festival and Wexford Festival Opera is helping Wexford to become a more sustainable ‘green destination’ for visitors and businesses. Visitors are encouraged to make their own opera experience a more environmentally friendly one. Visit the BeGreen website (www.epa.ie/begreen) for ideas on what you can do to help your environment.
The National Opera House achieved the prestigious Green Hospitality Award in 2010 and continues to be certified. We encourage all Wexford hospitality businesses to implement good ‘Green’ principles and to join the Green Hospitality Award Programme (http://www.ghaward.ie/)
There are many reasons for business to become involved in the Greening of Wexford Festival Opera:
There are a number of ways for businesses to become part of this exciting and innovative programme: