On Being Green
In today’s world, I believe it is all of our responsibility to be more green. Our home, Earth, is worn and weak, and it is up to all of us to do our part.
Unfortunately, producing glass and ceramic work are not the greenest of artistic genres. What I can do, I DO. I do bulk orders rather than smaller, separate orders, to cut down on shipping travel times, packaging and fuel emissions. When washing my glass, I conserve the water as best I can, reusing as much as possible and I use every bit of my glass supplies.
There are no leftovers in glass, as scraps can, and often are, used for smaller or eclectic pieces. My carbon business footprint is not as small as I would like it to be, and so I have incorporated a “green fee” that is built in to the cost of the glass piece. This way, other fees are not tacked on at the back end and when the year ends, I can take those fees, match them personally and give a donation to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and still feel good about the joy of making gifts.
Mission of NRDC: We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. https://www.nrdc.org