Cartoon capers for the Capital

Green the Grey, a quirky two minute animation featuring life in Scotland’s capital and how it could be enhanced, is set to brighten our summer and inspire greater participation in Edinburgh’s natural environment.

Instigated by Edinburgh Living Landscape (ELL) partnership of organisations working to enhance the city’s nature, the fun and colourful animation is the latest in a series of projects aimed at increasing public engagement in green issues. Posting on Youtube today (Monday, June 18), it will also be viewed by nearly 3,000 people during the Luna Cinema festival at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in September. As audiences settle down with their snacks and drinks to enjoy open air showings of The Goonies, The Greatest Showman and The Shape of Water, Green the Grey will have its big screen premiere as a film trailer under the stars from August 31 to September 2.

Dr Chris Ellis, Head of Scottish Biodiversity Research at RBGE explained the idea behind the initiative: “Edinburgh Living Landscape wants to encourage all of us to make some small changes for nature to improve the city in which we live, making it greener and healthier. The animation by recently graduated filmmaker Abby Edwards is a fun way to raise awareness of the project, encouraging people to consider how simple choices we make affect our quality of life now and for future generations.”



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