Staying Green at the Festivals

Heading to the Edinburgh Festivals and want to stay green? Here are 10 easy tips to have a sustainable festival visit  from Festivals expert and travel blogger Dan Flying Solo.:


Prepare by packing well. By packing all you need you won't need to buy extras in Edinburgh. Umbrellas, reusable bottles, rain poncho, sporks and comfy trainers for all that walking! 

Refill your water bottle. In Scotland, we have some of the finest water in the world. So go reusable, and stay hydrated at refill points in festival venues.

Take photos of flyers. Snap any that catch your eye. And save second print runs, thus saving trees.

Festival shows encourage us to think about important issues. So learn more about our planet at the Book Festival. Or catch a show focusing on climate change and join in the conversations.

Keep fuelled with a reusable cup. Need a caffeine fix to keep up with the festivals? Grab a reusable cup for your hot drinks to save waste.

Get around green. The quickest, greenest and easiest way to explore during the festivals is on foot. But our cycle paths and excellent public transport networks are handy alternatives.

Eat well, Earth Well. Street food is one of the best parts of the festivals experience. But consider your waste impact, and even bringing a reusable spork!  

Consider your commute. Coming to Edinburgh by train couldn't be easier, and is a great green travel option. Waverley station is in the heart of the city, surrounded by beautiful views.  

Think global, stay local. Consider staying in Edinburgh for longer or visiting areas outside city to make the most of your trip.

Share your brochure and recommendations . This year the Fringe want you to add your top tips and then pass your programme on to another visitor. 

Have a fantastic, sustainable, summer Festivals season in Edinburgh! 

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