I consider myself to be a ‘green photographer’ mainly because my code of ethics has affected my vision and my professional standards.
Reducing My Carbon Footprint
I take certain steps to reduce my carbon footprint in my personal life and also as a professional photographer. For example I have switched over from film to digital which is more ‘animal friendly’ and now use digital workflow exclusively. I cut down on printed promotional materials and use digital means of marketing. Also I deliver most work on digital media and always recommend ‘green printing’. However, there are certain aspects which are hard to overcome if I want to survive in this business, for instance, driving a car or using a computer. To make up for it at least to a degree I have decided to regularly donate a certain percentage of my business earnings to the World Land Trust. With any order or commission above £700 I donate money in my client’s name to preserve the rainforest.
Recieve a Gift Certificate
Every donation is accompanied by a gift certificate. After making a donation the World Land Trust will send a gift certificate which will outline the amount of acres purchased for preservation. To summerise, you’re getting a premium photography service at a very competitive price, and you’re also helping to save the rainforest and its wildlife.
About World Land Trust
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats by providing funds for partner organisations to purchase land and establish permanent wildlife reserves. They have been around for 20 yeras and have already saved over 375,000 acres of wildlife habitat. To find out more please visit their website at www.worldlandtrust.org.