The Fringe Blueprint is a list of eight commitments we made in 2017, informing all the work we do ahead of the Fringe’s 75th anniversary in 2022. One of these commitments is to reduce the Fringe’s carbon footprint and champion initiatives that limit our impact on the environment.
The Society’s sustainability priorities between 2019 and 2022 are to:
continue to provide Fringe participants with tools that help them consider the environmental impact of the work they produce at the Fringe
work with our partners and stakeholders to communicate our sustainable agenda both externally and internally
embed environmental, economic and social sustainability across our core business.
The Society has committed the following actions by 2022:
reduce the number of paper tickets produced by the Fringe box office by creating a fully integrated digital solution
reduce our paper usage by a third, with emphasis on reducing our print programme
ensure sustainability is incorporated, where possible, into every aspect of our buildings.
Where we are now
Since 2015, the Fringe Society has reduced its carbon footprint by 63%.
|Quantities are in kg CO2e||2015–2016||% ↑ / ↓||2016–2017||% ↑ / ↓||2017–2018||% ↑ / ↓||2018–2019||% ↑ / ↓||2019–2020||% change since 2015–2016|
Our actions going forward
We have identified six pillars that will support our approach to sustainability. Each pillar further develops our current activities and commitments.