Always impressed with a truly desirable, yet sustainable product, I enjoyed my conversation with designer Natasha Gindin from Lavuk, based in Los Angeles. They use a range of eco-friendly materials and plant a tree for every purchase made. Charming!
My enthusiasm for climate change mitigation and the 'eco chic' way of life stemmed from a project on pollution, which I completed aged 11 whilst growing up in rural Devon. Through my (then somewhat limited) research, I discovered the horrors of anthropogenic influence on Earth. My concern and passion for reducing this impact has since been amplified, leading me to choose Geography as an MSci level subject at Bristol University.
I have taken many opportunities to explore these issues through both academic and extra-curricular activities. Firstly, from an academic standpoint, I chose a course stream that provided me with knowledge both of the scientific and sociological aspects of sustainability, as well as research methods pertaining to these interrelated areas. Secondly, I founded Green Waves radio show and wrote for papers and websites.
I am currently working in sustainable business in the Asia Pacific. I write for the Ethical Fashion Forum.
Sustainability is not an end point to be reached, but rather an ongoing process of continual amelioration.