24 January 2024

Theaterfestival Boulevard receives gold Green Key certificate for sustainability

Theaterfestival Boulevard has received the golden Green Key certificate. The festival was inspected for the first time by Green Key Nederland and immediately achieved gold.


Green Key is the international quality mark for organizations in the tourism and recreation sector that are serious and verifiable about sustainability. Green Key Nederland has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more optional measures, the higher the final result. Boulevard was inspected twice by an external inspector: once before and once during the festival.


The judge assessed many aspects; from communication, energy, cleaning, sustainable purchasing to textile use. These aspects are used to assess whether you receive a Green Key quality mark. Such a quality mark shows that Boulevard goes a step further than regular legislation and regulations.


Boulevard can proudly say that the GOLD level has been achieved in 2023.


This is no reason to sit still; on the contrary, it encourages the organization to continue investing in sustainability for the festival. With 28 of the 43 optional standards already achieved, the festival continues to develop in the field of sustainability.


Pepijn Muller, sustainability coordinator of Boulevard: “In these times when we are more aware of the world around us, it is essential that we are aware of the impact of our festival on our natural environment. It is our responsibility to deal with that fact as best as possible.”


“Not only is this a recognition of our commitment to sustainability, but also an incentive to continue investing. Our continued development in sustainability, with 28 of the 43 optional standards achieved, reflects our commitment to a greener future,” said directors Tessa Smeulers and Dana Kibbelaar.


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Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender