I’m keen to keep my business and processes as sustainable as possible, and these are the efforts I am currently making to ensure your wedding doesn’t impact the environment in a harmful way:
I use British suppliers wherever possible to reduce the carbon footprint whilst also supporting local economy. Folio Albums take great pains to ensure their products and processes are eco friendly and my professional printing lab DSCL are practically on my doorstep.
I am a member of a car share scheme instead of owning a car. This gives me the opportunity to rent a car if the location of your wedding requires it, whilst not increasing the number of cars on the road unnecessarily. In my day to day life, I walk and use public transport.
I reuse and recycle waste paper, am careful to keep my consumption to a minimum and choose 100% recycled paper for stationery. Most correspondence is via email.
My website is hosted by a green web hosting company that offset their carbon footprint, meaning they are able to support sustainable clean energy projects all over the world.
My studio is based from my home. This means I don’t have the additional lighting, heating or commuting concerns that come with a separate studio.
If you’re local to me, we can arrange a meeting in a convenient place for both of us (possibly involving a delicious coffee shop). If you’re based a long way from Manchester, we can chat via phone or skype instead of travelling.
I am careful to buy second hand equipment when possible (from reputable suppliers who can guarantee quality) and resist the temptation to buy all the latest gadgets, thus reducing unnecessary production and wastage.
I support the Transition Network, an initiative working in response to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, to build resilience into our community and reduce CO2 emissions.
Please speak to me if you have any suggestions for improvement or particular concerns!