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Sustainability

Edinburgh International Science Festival is committed to excelling in environmental sustainability and delivering our activities in a way that minimises any adverse impact on the environment.

Greener Travel
As part of our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of the festival, we’re encouraging you to take the most sustainable form of transportation when getting to our venues.

Walkit helps Edinburgh walkers plan routes through the city, providing information of journey time, distance, calories burned and carbon dioxide diverted: walkit.com

Cyclestreets helps you plan easy cycle routes through the city: edinburgh.cyclestreets.net

Lothian buses provide a reliable, quick and cheap bus service that reaches most of the city. The company also provides night buses after midnight, although services vary: lothianbuses.com

National Rail Enquiries is a portal into UK rail travel including train company promotions, train times and fare enquiries: nationalrail.co.uk

Liftshare is a national network which supports walking and cycling groups, car and taxi sharing and promotes better use of community and public transport: liftshare.org

Tripshare is a scheme which allows you to search for other members who are doing similar journeys at similar times; you can share car and taxi journeys, or even choose to cycle and walk together. The system can be used to access local journeys in Edinburgh, as well as throughout Scotland and the remainder of the UK: TripshareEdinburgh.com