I am super excited to share that as of Jan. 1, 2017, Adrienne Fletcher Photography is now a carbon neutral business! Hurray!
The environment has always been an important topic to me, from helping to run the recycling program for all the dorms at my college in undergrad, to choosing paper and reusable shopping bags, to making changes to the types of cleaning products I use in our home. We are lucky enough to live in a country where clean air and water seem to be in abundance, and there are miles and miles of beautiful landscapes, waiting to be explored. However, I know that this isn’t the case elsewhere in the world and that this will only be the case here at home if we choose to take care of these resources, for ourselves and for future generations.
With global climate change getting closer and closer to a point of no return, it’s now more important than ever to find ways to live more environmentally conscious. I know I can’t change the world on my own (plus let’s be honest, I have a weakness when it comes to long, hot showers), but I do believe that every little bit counts, and so just as I look for ways that I can make environmentally friendly decisions that fit my personal life and budget, I have been looking for ways to do so with the business as well. Well as I began to think more seriously about this last fall and what kind of positive changes I could make in 2017, I was reminded of We Are Neutral.
We Are Neutral is a nonprofit based here in Gainesville that works with events, homeowners, and businesses to offset their carbon footprint (also known as the scientific measurement of how much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere from those entities’ activities). I asked my friend and We Are Neutral General Manager, Anna Sampson, to summarize what they do in a nutshell, mostly because I knew she could explain it much better than I could:
Through their efforts the Gators became the first carbon neutral athletic association in the nation and big music festivals like Bonnaroo have also been becoming carbon neutral. Basically this group is super awesome, working everyday to make a difference in our local community and to make a positive environmental impact on a larger scale. Working with them is a win-win on so many levels, so how could I not?!
Think globally, act locally, right? Now that Adrienne Fletcher Photography is a carbon neutral business, when you book a shoot with us, you too are playing a role in reducing our collective carbon footprint. Photoshoot plus helping to work for a better planet is pretty much the best combo ever (I’m totally biased of course)!
If you’re curious about reducing your personal or professional carbon footprint further, definitely reach out to the crew at We Are Neutral. They are wonderful people to work with. You can reach them on their site, on Facebook, or at info [at] weareneutral.com