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Sustainability

We are committed to ensuring the sustainability of the Climate Challenge Fund Gathering.

Travel

We encourage all CCF Gathering attendees to choose sustainable travel for their journey to and from the venue.

The Event will take place at Dynamic Earth,Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

Webcast - We will be webcasting all the sessions in the Auditorium, plus two of the workshops with the facility to ask questions to allow remote access to the event. Access the webcast player page will be published in due course.

Cycling and Walking - Located at the bottom of Holyrood Road, neighbouring the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth is an approximate 15 minute walk from the city centre (Princes Street). Dynamic Earth is additionally close to the National Cycle Network. To find the nearest cycling and walking routes check www.sustrans.co.uk

Local Bus Routes - Within Edinburgh, take the local Lothian Buses No. 35 & 6 or hop aboard any Edinburgh City sightseeing bus tour. Find out more at www.lothianbuses.com

EV car charging points  - Dynamic Earth has its own electric car charge point for public use. Electricity is free. Standard car park charges apply. For other charge points locally please check Zap Map.

Lift shares - We anticipate delegates attending from across Scotland. Please post details of any lifts wanted or offered on the CCF Facebook page.

Park & Ride - There are seven park and rides operating in and around Edinburgh, which provide parking at departure points for buses to Edinburgh city centre.

Traveline Scotland - further information on planning your journey. www.travelinescotland.com

Food

Our menu for the day will focus on vegetarian, sustainable, lower carbon food.

Where possible we will:

Choose local - The menu will focus on locally sourced, in season Scottish produce.

Outline origin - The menu will include a food map to show the origin of the food served on the menu.

Print

We will keep printed literature to a mimimum, with any print using sustainable production methods.

Programmes - No print programme will be available on the day of the event. All information will be hosted on the conference website.

Handouts - Any paper handouts will be printed on paper created from 100% post-consumer waste using a low carbon production method. Keep Scotland Beautiful's offices use an electricity supplier that produces 100% renewable energy.

Waste

We will work to reduce, reuse and recycle waste from the event

No disposables - No disposable crockery or cutlery will be used at the Gathering.

Reuse of handouts - We will separate out all discarded handouts to be reused and ask you to return your name badges.

Recyling - Recycling points will be made available throughout the venue.

Food waste - We will work with the venue and delegates to minimise food waste. We will work with the venue to provide takeaway cartons.

More on sustainability

Through our administration, outreach and procurement, we aim to support and promote the ethos of the Climate Challenge Fund by helping to improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of communities.

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