Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Guide to the Edinburgh Festivals

Widely regarded as the world’s favourite festival city, Edinburgh truly transforms during the month of August every year. With multiple festivals taking place at the same time, some of which have programme listings in the thousands, it can be hard to navigate your journey through the festivals. As Creative Carbon Scotland’s summer intern and blogger-in-residence, one of my roles with the organisation is to help sort the chaos of the festival into a more navigable affair. Creative Carbon Scotland is an organisation based in Edinburgh and working across Scotland that has created a successful network of like-minded people, all of whom explore the idea of integrating sustainability into the arts, and put culture into the heart of a sustainable Scotland. Creative Carbon Scotland offers practical training for organisations looking to become more sustainable and offers an abundance of resources for this developing strand of the cultural sector. As part of our GreenEdFests campaign (#greenedfests), we will be launching a micro-blog to act as a comprehensive resource for all things green at the Edinburgh Festivals. If you are at all interested in sustainability, or the arts, or both, the information provided below will give you a head start to your Edinburgh Festivals strategy for 2014. Working with the Edinburgh Fringe, we will be hosting two Re-use and Recycle Days for Fringe companies to bring their festival remnants for repurposing or recycling. The event will take place at Fringe Central on 25-26 August. At the Re-use and Recycle Day in 2011, twelve tonnes of unused print publicity were collected for recycling, showing the excessive amount of print wastage produced during the...