For the next few months I’m taking a break from London and will be working in Hong Kong. It sounds insane to say that I’m taking a break from London only to move to a city just as populous, however, Wikipedia has informed me that London is the 23rd biggest city in the world whereas Hong Kong ranks 30th. So I guess that’s something. A few less people.
This is such a lovely little film about Grafica Fidalga in Brazil.
More people need to do things that they love – or find joy in what they’re already doing.
When I first came across Do The Green Thing, my first thought was was ‘Wow. They’re brilliant’. My second was ‘I want to work there’.
I *patiently* waited for about 2 and a half years, always keeping tabs on their content and website, hoping one day I’d be able to join their team. That day came in April 2010. Since then I’ve have been super lucky to have worked with such talented and wonderful people on a really good cause.
But all good things must come to an end and I’ll soon be moving on.
Working at Do the Green Thing can be unpredictable: my 5th day on the job I was asked to interview Ben Fogle, in the summer I appeared on a Mexican TV channel, and I was once sent to Scotland to help showcase the world’s first biodegradable tent.
Also my sitting room from time to time turns into a sewing room.
Do The Green Thing is an exciting and creative place to work and if you like the sounds of that then definitely apply.
I’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Naresh and Andy for everything they’ve taught me and the opportunities they’ve given me. I feel so lucky to have worked with both of them and their world class talent. SO lucky.
And of course there is Kim. Everyone needs a Kim. I haven’t met a harder working person. And it pains me to say I know someone who is more organised that me.
One of the best things about Do The Green Thing is the people. The masses of volunteers, interns, producers, designers, writers, thinkers, etc .. that lend their time and skills is incredible. James, Jo, AWO, Hayden, Liz, Liv, Vicki, Zoe and Jay: thank you for making life at green thing fun, easy and brilliant.
So what’s next for me?
Properly launching Laces Community Club into the world and very likely more work in sustainability.