Our Commitments

We care about both our planet and our party goers, ❤️
which is why we have adopted an ethical and ecological charter.

Attending the festival means that you agree to this charter and support our commitment to making Pete the Monkey a place of respect for the environment as well as a safe space for creativity, expression, and growth for everyone.

For 3 years, AGF (A Greener Festival) has audited the festival for its eco-responsibility and we are delighted to be rated “Highly commended”.

Our eco-responsible charter applies to each stage of the event, from the planning, to the production to the partying. We are committed to concrete actions to reduce the ecological footprint of our activities be that energy, waste, transport, food or water.

Ethical charter

So that everyone can take full advantage of enjoying the festival, the PTM team would like to remind you that that it we cannot accept on the festival site:
> any breach of consent
> all forms of violence of any kind, whether physical and/or mental
> or any type of discrimination (racism, homophobia, …).

Various stands are available at the festival to welcome you:
> “safe zone”: raising awareness of gender-based and sexual violence, encouraging reporting and caring for potential victims
> UMPS: first aid
> CAARUD : raising awareness and reducing risks in the festive environment (sex, alcohol, psychoactive products & health)

The organization reserves the right to exclude anyone with behavior deemed inappropriate or dangerous (immediate removal from the festival, reporting to relevant authorities, blacklisting from the festival).

The Pete the Monkey team asks its festival-goers, artists and speakers to be aligned with these values: benevolence, inclusion, respect, mindfulness and generosity.

Take care of yourself and the people around you. Don't hesitate to come to the PTM team if you need us <3

Let's all play our role in the well being of the event and everyone around us.

Food

Biodegradable dishes and cutlery

All of our food stands on site use biodegradable dishes and cutlery conforming with EU standard EN13432.

Cutting down on food waste

We’re going to donate food truck leftovers to catering companies or charities.

Responsible Sourcing

We encourage our festival stalls to work with local farms, making the most of the amazing cuisine from the Normandy region!

We are making a stand against palm oil by cutting out products like nutella. Learn about how many products contain palm oil in this list worldwildlife.org/pages/which-everyday-products-contain-palm-oil.

Sugar, chocolate and coffee at the festival will all be responsibly sourced, according to Fair Trade practices. The FairTrade label guarantees that workers are paid properly and have decent working conditions by ensuring fairness throughout the supply chain for workers and farmers.

Eggs will be sourced from free range chickens, to make sure that they’ve had a good life - and so that the eggs taste even better!

Dietary requirements

All our food stands offer vegetarian options and make efforts to accommodate any specific dietary requirements.

Water

With plenty of easy to find water fountains around the festival grounds, using reusable water bottles is a no-brainer.

Wider Impact

Workshops

Our creative workshops are designed to share ideas and get people involved! They are based on concepts such as getting most out of using little, and making things last by repairing rather than replacing.

Our Talks - Monkey Notes

For the third consecutive year, the Amphitheatre will host a range of activities and talks aimed at engaging and educating festival goers on issues around the protection of our natural environment. We are excited to have a selection of some of the best activists and experts coming to talk to us about green initiatives. We hope that these talks will inspire action in your personal or professional lives to make small changes that will have big impact on the local environments and beyond.
There is also a podcast available on all the usual platforms.

Waste

Rejecting single-use plastics!

In order to cut-out single use cups, reusable eco-cups are going to be in use at the festival.
To show you just how good our reusable eco-cups are, we’re challenging our artists and staff to use just one eco-cup for the length of the festival!

Looking after your (cigarette) butt

With ecobutt, cigarette butts that are responsibly placed in ashtrays provided will get a second life. What’s more after popular demand, we will also be distributing portable ashtrays.

Sorting recyclables

Sort your rubbish into specialised bins found throughout the festival site and camping grounds. Clear signs will make it so easy, even a monkey could do it!

Compost loos

There’ll be no ‘pooh poohing’ poo here, with composting loos we’ll be putting our waste to work so it can be composted or turned into fertilizer.

Energy

Part of our energy is provided by the local village grid ensuring minimum use of generators so our fuel consumption is as low as possible.

We are also taking an intelligent approach to managing our electricity supply and on-site generators by setting a limit on energy consumption for food trucks and other festival stalls.

Since 2019 we have been monitoring energy usage across the whole site so as to better understand how and when energy is used to help us to make our energy usage the most efficient it can be year on year.

Part of this is also looking into renewable energy sources. The wellness area is already run using sustainably sourced wood fuel and solar power.

Numérique

Our host Infomaniak is environementally friendly and certified ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 for is environnemental and energy management. "Life is about making things that are sustainable" Boris Siegenthaler, Infomaniak co-founder. 👌

Transportation

Hop on your Bike!

This year we are promoting cycling to the festival so we are arranging group rides from Paris and Rouen. More information about how you can join the peloton will be coming soon.

Monkey Shuttles

We organise buses from Paris and Dieppe to make both getting to and from the festival easy and to cut down on CO2 emissions in the process. Win. Win. Times and Meeting points coming soon.

Car-pooling

We do understand that sometimes needs must and you have to have your own vehicle but this year we are strongly encouraging carpooling. Get into the community spirit by sharing a ride and helping reduce our carbon footprint. There will be a lift sharing forum on Facebook and there may even be a forfeit. Making Green choices needn’t be difficult.