A key objective of i Light Marina Bay is to advocate environmentally-responsible behaviour for a sustainable future, and to promote Marina Bay as a culturally vibrant and sustainable urban waterfront precinct.From encouraging artists to use recyclable materials as well as adopt energy-efficient lighting technology in the creation of their light art installations, to working with event and programme partners to more effectively manage resources and minimise waste, sustainability is promoted through all aspects of the festival.
A recurring initiative of i Light Marina Bay is the “Switch Off, Turn Up” Campaign, where stakeholders in and around Marina Bay are invited to switch off non-essential lighting and turn up air conditioning temperatures during the festival period. In the last edition, more than 40 properties came on board this campaign, saving more than 210,000 kWh of energy. Significant energy savings can also be expected this year through extensive engagement with buildings and stakeholders around and beyond Marina Bay.
This year also marks a closer collaboration with Earth Hour-WWF, to bring the message of environmentally-responsible behaviour and sustainability to a wider audience beyond the precinct and festival.