Updated 16th November 2011.
Reducing my personal impact, and that of my business, on the planet is very important to me and I continually work to learn more and enact changes as I learn more.
- I am vegan and have been for 4 years.
- I use Google Workspace for cloud storage, email, etc – one of the most sustainable cloud storage options though by no means perfect.
- I have the Refoorest extension installed to plant trees while I browse the internet.
- I bank with Monzo for both business and personal – they do not invest in fossil fuels, arms, or other unethical things.
- I don’t stream in the highest quality available from YouTube.
- I don’t store things that I don’t need, going through and deleting files, emails and photos regularly.
- My printables are all available as digital only, accessibly versions, so you don’t need to print anything.
- I recycle everything I can.
- I buy most of my fresh foods from a local zero waste shop which only uses paper packaging and glass jars for things that absolutely require it.
- I do not own a car nor do I drive.
In the future I intend to:
- Plant trees for every new member of the Social Media for Humans Club, every client and every speaking opportunity.
- Switch to a green webhost.
- Switch to a green electricity supplier.
- Open a savings account with Tridos.
- Buy a Shiftphone – only when my current phones have died.
Outsourcing and hiring.
When outsourcing, hiring staff and hiring speakers for the Social Media for Humans Club, I ensure positions are very clearly open to disabled, chronically ill, mentally ill and/or neurodiverse people.
All employees and contractors work on a deadline based system, allowing them to work whenever and wherever suits them as long as work is completed by the deadline.
I especially welcome working with people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people and neurodiverse, chronically ill and/or mentally ill people and other under-represented groups due to their historical under-representation and lack of access to these types of opportunities.
I pay guest speakers in the Club for their time and expertise.
I donate quarterly to different charities. Donations so far have gone to:
I have helped fund La Esperanza Community-Owned Bank Group, a rural women-owned community bank in La Esperanza, Intibucá Department, Honduras via Kiva.
I also donate my time to support small charities with their social media.