2024 Green Initiatives


Help us be a greener Meadows Festival. We work hard to improve our environmental sustainability at the festival each year but we need your help! What can you do?

Keep an eye out for the 2024 Sustainable Stall Award!

Reducing plastic waste with Scottish Water

💧Help us reduce plastic waste at the festival and remember to bring your refillable water bottle to fill up from the tap! You can find Scottish Water tap on Jawbone Walk to refill and stay hydrated.

Minimising Food waste with The Shrub Coop

🌭We’re also excited to partner again with The Shrub Coop who are helping us minimise food waste by taking any leftover food from stall holders on Sunday evening. They’ll be donating this to charities, hostels and volunteers.

Reducing carbon emissions

🚴‍♀️We are partnering with Cargo Bike Movement again this year who have kindly lent us a cargo bike to reduce our carbon emissions. We’ll be doing our deliveries around the site using the bike and saving on carbon emission from vehicles. 

Celebrating the great work of our market traders’ on sustainability

🛒And of course our Sustainable Stall Award is back again for it’s 6th year! Who will be the winners….?! Find out on Sunday at midday 🥇


Sustainable Stall Award 2023 winners

Non-food stall joint winners


Bambu Living Sustainably

Bambu Living Sustainably raise awareness of excessive plastic use and offer an alternative. They offer healthy, organic and local products, package-free to help you live a more sustainable life, leaving the planet cleaner for future generations. Find them near the Futures Stage on Archers Walk and pick up an alternative to plastic!


Planet Soap

Planet Soap makes handmade soaps, eco soy candles, bath bombs and handmade pottery soap dishes. They use local ingredients in soaps like honey and nettles and natural and sustainable oils. They wrap products in recyclable paper, and reuse returned jam jars for candles. 

Find them on Boys Brigade Walk opposite the Futures Stage and grab a sustainable bargain!

food stall winners

Queen Vital

Serving Caribbean vegan dishes such as  Doubles, Pholorie, platain puff puff, smoothies, homemade green seasoning marinades, and pepper sauce. They use biodegradable packaging and procure all products sustainably.

Find them on Middle Meadow Walk opposite the bar!

Sustainable Stalls supporting the Meadows Festival


the shrub coop & cargo bike movement

The Shrub COOP & Cargo Bike Movement are both supporting the Meadows Festival this year by collecting leftover food from stall holders at the end of the festival to donate to local charities, hostels and to volunteers.

Cargo Bike Movement have also lent the Meadows Festival a cargo bike for doing deliveries around the site and saving on carbon emissions from driving the vans less. 

Find The Shrub COOP next to the Futures Stage and find Cargo Bike Movement near the Open Mic Stage on Middle Meadow Walk to chat to them and find out more about their incredible initiatives towards sustainability.

Shortlisted stalls for the sustainable stall award 2023:


We’d like to give a big shout-out and celebrate all of our shortlisted stalls who are doing a lot of great work towards their environmental sustainability:

Non-food stalls:
  • Fiona Murray @ Melville Drive 49
  • Henna by Jankee @ Townswomen’s Guild 156
  • ECO Darkroom @ Boys Brigade West 83
  • Cairn o Mohr Berry Wines and Ciders @ Boys Brigade West 81
  • Bridgend Farmhouse and cycles charity @ Boys Brigade West 80
  • Drum Farm Antiques @ Melville Drive 35
  • LoveLiveGiveArt @ Melville Drive 34
  • Cacao Di Blu Boys @ Brigade East 107
  • STEKAskills @ Townswomen’s Guild 149
  • EARTH.er @ Melville Drive 31
  • Edinburgh Climate Coalition @ Townswomen’s Guild 45
  • PLANTS FOR PEACE – SCOTTISH CND @ Boys Brigade East 102
Food stalls:
  • Mutleys crepes @ Melville Drive 42
  • On The Roll @ Melville Drive 44
  • Piecebox To Go @ Boys Brigade West 62
  • Slumdog Edinburgh @ Boys Brigade West 69
  • Caravan of courage @ Boys Brigade West 61
  • Macman @ Boys Brigade West 63
  • Haddows @ Middle Meadow Walk 26
  • The House of Tapas @ Boys Brigade West 66
  • Lemon Squeezy @ Boys Brigade West 59
  • Fotheringhams ice cream @ Boys Brigade West 52