COP27 AND COCA-COLA: PR COUP OR PR DISASTER?

Image Credit – Maria Mendiola Coca-Cola is the headline sponsor of COP27. While some folks are Furious – there is a petition to remove the company as sponsor currently running on Change.org – some specialists (see LinkedIn) are pointing out that it’s better for the organisation “to have a seat at the table” – and […]

WHEN IS ‘ACTIVIST CHAOS’ ACCEPTABLE?

Dartford Bridge protest October 2022

Image Credit – Emily Malkin Today, 17th October 2022, two members of Just Stop Oil closed the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the M25 between Kent and Essex for 24 hours. These brave and passionate souls climbed masts that tower 84 metres over the motorway, diverting traffic through the two lane tunnel and creating chaos […]

UK MUST STEP UP FOR NET ZERO

Net Zero Energy Crisis UK

Image Credit – Heidi Fin The UK government has come under fire for dragging its feet on climate targets, as the Climate Change Committee, in a condemning report,¹ finds that it is not on track to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  The 2022 Progress Report to Parliament finds ‘major failures’ in the […]

Eco Painting

Eco art Claire Tomlinson

Innovations in painting and printing are important to well-known wildlife artist and photographer Claire Tomlinson. She has developed her own recipes for non-toxic paints, which combine natural earth pigments and a plant-based acrylic medium. Only water is required to thin the paint and clean the brushes. Claire then paints onto raw, unprimed linen and frames […]

HEIRLOOMS AND MEMORIES

Heirloom eco sustainable jewellery

A collection of personal stories Image Credit – Madi Apthorpe For some, jewellery can be a way to maintain a connection with a lost loved one, for others it can be a reminder of God’s presence. I asked people to share the stories of their jewellery with me to act as a reminder that there are […]

STEP-BY-STEP UPCYCLED NECKLACE

Eco jewellery upcycled sustainable

Image Credit – Madi Apthorpe An era of DIY jewellery has come about as many have realised making a piece isn’t all that tricky. All you really need to get started is some beads and no more than £15 worth of kit from a craft shop. If beading isn’t for you, attaching two chains can […]

JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING – THE WAY FORWARD

According to market research company Grand View Research, the global jewellery industry is worth around £234 billion. There have been countless articles, books and exhibitions on the topic, most people reading this will own at least one piece of jewellery and so it poses the question – why is there not more of a focus on […]

INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE JEWELLERY

Eco Silver Eco Jewellery

Image Credit – AA Fine Casting Limited and Madi Apthorpe From scientific breakthroughs to Fairtrade gold, the jewellery industry is carving its path through the era of sustainability. By utilising methods and systems, designers are helping to alleviate the sustainable and ethical issues associated with the trade. Lab-grown Diamonds Lab-grown diamonds are not to be confused […]

GO GLOBAL, GO GREEN

Ben & Ciara film sustainability initiatives around the world. We asked them to describe their journey to Going Green Media Image Credit – Going Green Media 1. How did the idea of Going Green Media come about?  We met on Instagram and it was a domino effect for us. Ben studied architecture and became vegan […]