THERE IS NO PLANET B
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US…
My name is Chris Bush, and I live in West London. I come from an events and marketing background, working for the likes of Coca Cola and Amazon, which as you might imagine took a toll on my core ethics, seeing the sheer waste these companies are responsible for.
Nevertheless both companies taught me a lot about the importance of connecting people through memorable experiences. Living in the age of social media and the internet, we take for granted how great it feels to actually just sit in a room full of people and engage in intellectual, meaningful conversation, whilst having fun of course!
And that’s a big reason why I quit my job and launched No Planet B, to create a platform for the conscious generation to connect, learn and inspire others.
With the help of our community, our mission is to make sustainability a social norm, not just a trend!
The team is growing, and we have some very exciting events coming up this year. So stay tuned in!
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND STARTING NO PLANET B
After becoming more aware of the impact we all are having on the environment, through the news, social media, and the sheer amount of waste so obviously all around us, we searched for inspiration and solutions online.
We were so inspired by the innovative sustainable projects popping up around the world and wanted to create a platform for these incredible companies and environmentalists to share their story to an educated and passionate audience. Such as KeepCup in the below image:
WHY IS CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM SO IMPORTANT TO US?
We are realists and fully appreciate not everyone is a minimalist, living with 31 items of clothing, never purchasing new items and living a 100% zero waste life. People will always want new things, and that's where the importance of conscious consumerism comes into play.
We want to empower and accelerate our community to become more aware of the ways they can make positive decisions, around what to buy and where to look for solutions; whether that be in regards to fashion, beauty, food or overall health and wellbeing.
Customers are demanding transparency as they become more interested in ethical practices, ‘a minority of millennials believe businesses behave ethically (48% in 2018 vs 65% in 2017, Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018). When we spend our cash, we make a vote, telling companies that we support them. We believe this vote is a powerful tool and we want to help guide our community to continue making positive choices.
WHAT DO WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE THROUGH OUR EVENTS?
Think TED Talk meets Sofar Sounds, our events consist of vegan food, an ethical market, expert-led talks, panel discussions and incredible live performances.
We want to continue inspiring new ways of living and expand on our attendee’s already existing interest in living an eco-warrior lifestyle! So that we can all start making small choices for a big change!
But community also needs the voice of Business. Business has the potential to lead positive change at scale. That's why we partner with companies so that they can share their story with our community of eco-advocates.
We are also wanting to setting a precedent for how festivals and events should be run with our zero waste strategies. A shocking average of 23K tonnes of waste is left over per festival in the UK each year. That's why at our monthly events and future festival we are putting the responsibility on our attendees, encouraging them to bring their own food containers, cups and cutlery to leave no trace behind!
WE BELIEVE SMALL EVERYDAY CHANGES CAN MAKE A BIG CHANGE!
There are some really simple lifestyle swaps you can get into that include taking your own reusable bags shopping, a reusable water container out with you everywhere along with a hot cup for coffee and of course eating essentials such as your own cutlery.
These sound like small changes, but if everyone implemented them on a daily basis, on a global scale, the positive impact this would create, would be huge! Significantly helping to eradicate single use virgin plastics going to landfill.
Landfills create water and air pollution and are a breeding ground for deadly insects and pests. We need to take action on a global scale and also in our everyday lives to reduce climate change! Just to be clear the term zero waste means nothing going into landfill.
Research now suggests all plastic packaging is only used once! We need to get back to basics and cut out this unnecessary waste.
EDUCATION IS KEY!
Want to learn more about what you can do to protect our planet? Then why not join us at our London based sustainable events.
Expect expert-led talks, panel discussions, vegan food, a zero waste bar and a beautiful ethical market!
Line-ups released soon. Join our mailing list to find out first.