Edinburgh Climate Festival

Submitted by edg on Mon, 19 Feb '24 7.52pm
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Cargo bike at Edinburgh Climate Festival
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A free, family and community-led day in The Meadows, which will offer practical ways in which people can respond to the climate crisis - be it repairing your bike, reusing and upcycling household objects, or learning some gardening skills in seed planting workshops. The festival will also offer ways in which to engage with others on climate-related issues.

The Edinburgh Climate Festival was launched in 2016 to raise awareness about climate change in the community and has expanded since then, moving from Leith Links to the Meadows. 

The volunteer-driven festival has over 150 local environmental initiatives and events on the day, including performances, activist open mic, stalls, kids’ and adults’ activities.

Also, in the mix expect gardening workshops, indian dance, storytelling and crafts, free clothes repairs, tai chi, free yoga class, and bike-related stuff. 

The event is free, with community groups and NGOs such as Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, cycle lobby group SPOKES, and the RSPB attending the festival with stalls. Organisations such as: 

The fest has won support from the Climate Fringe and The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Awards for All.