I work with businesses that give a shit because I, too, give a shit.
Maybe I'm idealistic or maybe I'm an idiot, but I truly believe that we can own businesses and make money without utterly trashing the planet.
I run my business as low-impact as I can, but as a freelancer, I am my business.
So, with that in mind, here's a review of what I do and the impact it has...
💸 I use Starling Bank. Their ethics statement is better than any other I've seen.
☁ Emissions from my business are pretty low. There are some emissions involved with cloud storage, video calls, and my equipment (laptop and phone), but I don't really use much else.
🙋♂️ As for the more personal stuff?
I've practiced veganism for 5.5 years
I try not to drive too much and am saving for an EV
I have a complicated relationship with plastic
I power my home with 100% renewable energy (and will charge my future EV), thanks to Pure Planet's wind and solar mix
I offset my carbon footprint with Ecologi, who fund climate initiatives. Sign up with this link and we'll each get 30 trees planted!
I try my hardest to work with clients and suppliers that align with my values, so six degrees of separation from me is (hopefully) a lovely place.