The Quiet Green Revolution
Yesterday I opened the BigEcoShow at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. My address was entitled “The Quiet Green Revolution” – reflecting on the scale of the changes happening already on the green agenda, and the need to develop more quality green products and services to bring sustainability to the mainstream. You can listen to my speech here:
I was followed by keynote speaker Paul Taylor of Camira fabrics which is one of those fabulous green companies that no-one has ever heard of. In my favourite case study, the company took a month’s worth of jute coffee sacks from Starbucks, made them into a fabric and sold it back to the company so they could use it on seating in four new outlets (this ‘product with a story’ is a theme which I think will grow in coming years). It is companies like Camira who are making that quiet green revolution happen.
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