Sustainability in the Festival Fringe

2019 Festival Sustainability Hub

This year, the University will have a presence at the Fringe to support participants and attendees to reduce their environmental impact during the Festival.

Located at the Bayes Centre Courtyard, the Hub will be hosted by a range of local organisations throughout August. Every Thursday, the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability will host the Hub to promote our efforts towards sustainability and community engagement. Come along and find out more!

Sustainability Hub schedule (11am - 6pm daily, Bayes Centre Courtyard)

Dates Event or Host Description  
1 August #SustainableFringe Advice Centre Chat with our Programmes Team about all things festival sustainability. We will have information on initiatives, events, materials, and shows related to sustainability in this year’s festival.  
2-7 August The Greenhouse Initiative  The Greenhouse will run events each day to support Fringe participants in their efforts to be sustainable, and someone will always be around to answer questions about festival sustainability.  
8 August University and the Community Find out more about the University's work with the local community from our Department's Community Engagement Team.  
9-14 August The Greenhouse Initiative 

The Greenhouse will run events each day to support Fringe participants in their efforts to be sustainable, and someone will always be around to answer questions about festival sustainability.

13 August: Hub field trip up Arthur's Seat at 14.00

 
15 August How to be Sustainable Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but are unsure how? Our Department's Communications Team is running a sustainability advice day.  
16-18 August Sustainable Shopping Weekend The Hub will be hosted by local companies who are working to promote environmental and socially responsible shopping experiences. Participants include The Eco LarderSocial Stories Club, and One World Shop.  
19 August SHRUB Coop Takeover  SHRUB Coop is a local cooperative working for a world without waste! Join in with some hands-on repair and upcycling workshops, swap your preloved things and enjoy some rescued food.  
20 August Fringe of Colour

Today the Hub will be hosted by Fringe of Colour, a project aiming to support performers and attendees of colour at the Fringe. 

 
21 August Festivals Edinburgh Help us reduce plastic waste at the Festivals! Come learn about a developing reusable cup scheme for the Festivals, and help shape the scheme so it works for both audience members and venues.  
22 August Engage with Sustainability Engage with your environmental impact through sustainability games, led by our Department's Engagement Team.  
23 August  Somewhere at the Fringe A LGBTQ+ space celebrating our Somewhere At The Fringe campaign, discussing the highlights of this year’s queer Fringe and bringing together reviews, opinions, feedback and ideas as to how to make Somewhere At The Fringe 2020 even queerer!  
24 August Gratitude pop-up event Can an idea of gratitude empower people to make positive change? Join us for an event looking at what individuals can do to make a difference through kindness, empowerment, joy and love.  

 

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