Our Environment – Fringe by the Sea
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Our home is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and heritage and with sites of special scientific interest on our doorstep, we feel a particularly strong responsibility to care for and protect our natural environment, and to encourage others to do the same.

We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment, increasing our sustainability, and creating a forum to bring environmental issues and climate change crisis to our audiences.

We are committed to being a plastic free festival and are part of the Green Arts Initiative and a member of Vision:2025, aimed at becoming a Net Zero event.

We have a dedicated GREEN TEAM with a remit to work on areas such as sustainable transport to the festival, waste reduction and management and plastic free delivery. The team work to embed these environmentally positive principles and actions which are communicated to staff/volunteers and ultimately to visitors, thus expanding the reach of Green messaging in East Lothian and beyond.

We have a dedicated Envirozone space to deliver our programme of events supported by SSE Renewables. The finale of which in 2021 saw Storm, a 10m high puppet, descend on the streets of North Berwick telling the story of oceans in crisis in what was a stunning closing spectacle.

We actively include performances within the schedule which focus on environmental messaging eg. Nurdle Hunt, World of Wind, Rockpool Ramble.

Read more about our approach to environmental sustainability here.

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