It has been fantastic seeing the contributions and tips from the first week of our #GSOIClimateChallenge! Friends near and far have been joining in and sharing tips from their studios and how they are working towards lowering their carbon footprint in their respective glass practices.
Here are a few to inspire you:
Eva Kelly of https://www.evakellyglass.com/ shared that she plants poppy seeds outside her studio window, to enjoy and to cultivate the seeds to share with friends and customers. See her tip on her Instagram here!
Alison Byrne of https://wildbirdstudio.ie/ took us on a video tour of all the amazing things she already does in her studio to be Eco-conscious… check out her video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZbxFHyoYs-/
One of Alison’s tips was to switch off the plugs at the end of the day to conserve energy. That’s an easy one we can all do, even just in our own homes!
Angela Brady of https://www.angelabradydesigns.com/ shared that she uses every bit of glass in her studio when she is creating new work, and she also linked to her ‘EcoCheckPack Guide‘ that she originally started in 2007 as an easy family guide to going green.
She updates and publishes it on her website every year. Go have a look for some great tips!
Rachel McDonnell of https://www.rachelmcdonnellglass.com/ shared some Eco-friendly cleaning tips, including switching to environmentally friendly cotton buds and making a homemade cleaner using some ingredients commonly found in the glass artists studio. Check out her tips on her Instagram here!
We’re excited by the response to our #GSOIClimateChallenge and we’re just starting! Please continue to share your tips and invite your glassy friends to join in the challenge.
Let’s all learn and motivate each other to make small changes which help to make a difference in our field. Share how you are changing your habits, materials, processes, packaging or working towards lowering your carbon footprint in your glass practice.
Post a photo, a video, or go live in your Instagram stories to share with us! Invite 3 glassy friends to the challenge and tag #GSOIClimateChallenge!
And remember: the simplest change you can make in your glass studio can make a huge difference.