Award Toolkit targets a greener Fringe 

Applications are open for the 2016 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Award, run by  Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) and the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), celebrates the most sustainable show at the Fringe (5-29 August 2016), considering both thematic content and production practices.

This year the Award's application process takes a new more interactive approach - instead of a standard application form, potential applicants are now offered an interactive toolkit to help productions make sustainability decisions. 

Examples of ideas to help 'green-up' shows include recycling sets and costumes with other productions, greener publicity material, community engagement and sustainable travel to and within Edinburgh. The toolkit also includes over 40 links to useful resources, including websites and industry advice. 

Catriona Patterson, Sustainability Officer for CCS said:

The Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award celebrates the best of the sustainable shows of the world’s largest arts festival, highlighting everything from low carbon and innovative production methods, to examples of the arts tackling the big issues: from climate change to societal relationships and economic inequalities.
We’re thrilled to be able to offer this award for a production which exemplifies the different ways the arts can contribute to building a better world.

In addition to helping the award committee decide on which production to reward for its green credentials, the answers given by productions will be used in a CSPA research study into sustainable production.

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A joint project between Creative Carbon Scotland and the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award has been running since 2010 and is open to all Fringe shows. 

To find out more about the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award application form and Toolkit, please visit the Creative Carbon Scotland website.

Image - last year's Award winners, Paines Plough for their production of Lungs 

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