Eco Friendly and Ethical Business
I hold the environment in high regard and am committed to looking after our planet. I consider it our collective responsibility to ensure that the technology we have is not in any way detrimental to the health of the planet and those living on it. Blueleaf Studio strives to follow these principals within the confines of our 21st century society.
If you’re still not convinced that climate change is man-made then I suggest you read the latest IPCC report. Scientists are all now 98% sure that climate change is man-made. Thats the same certainty that smoking can cause lung cancer and it’s about as sure as scientists get about anything.
Here are a few things I do to minimise our impact on the environment and deliver truly green and responsible business:
Renewable Energy Powered Studio
I work from home cutting out any commuting and transport pollution. I run my home and office spaces using solar panels installed on the roof and clean energy from Pure Planet.
The Blueleaf solar panels, provide pretty much all of the power I need to run my studio and office throughout the day. On the occasion that this isn’t enough, Pure Planet provide me with 100% renewable energy from their network of wind and solar farms across the UK as well as “Green Gas”, a more environmentally friendly alternative until we can afford to get away from gas altogether.
This means that music produced at Blueleaf Studio really is made with 100% clean energy!
Wind And Solar Powered Hosting
I offer green, Eco-friendly web hosting at an affordable price. My provider uses 100% renewable energy to power the web servers that Blueleaf Sites are hosted on which is sourced via certified green energy certificates.
A Paperless Office – Use No Paper, Plant More Trees!
I only use paper when it’s absolutely necessary. All my invoices, contracts, agreements and reports are done electronically. In the rare event that paper is necessary, I use recycled paper. I also take part in voluntary and non-voluntary tree-planting projects locally to help repair some of the damage we’ve done. In March I spent 3 weeks helping to plant over 9000 trees!
Office Recycling and Compost – Waste Nothing!
I recycle everything I can through local recycling programmes – although everyone should do this I am always surprised by the lack of effort put into it, every scrap counts! I also have an organic compost area and small vegetable garden. All of the plastic that can’t be recycled (such as film lids and plastic bags with holes in) I stuff into plastic bottles which go rock-solid. When I’ve collected enough they’ll be used as bricks in a community building project such as a bench, wall or village composting area.
I believe in ethical trading. I make an effort to source goods and services fairly. All people and animals are treated with equal respect, consideration and fairness regardless of race, gender ethnicity or religion.