The Lazy Environmentalist

Lazy Environmentalist

16 Granville Square, Bloomsbury
London, WC1X 9PF

Contact: Polly Higgins
Tel: 0845 337 2105
Fax: 0845 299 1087
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Categories: gift-lists , green-weddings and pampering



What we do

The Lazy Environmentalist is something out of the ordinary; it is a place where originality and sustainability are inextricably intertwined.

It is an eco-emporium where beautiful yet sustainable green wedding gifts and home furnishings are to be found and sometimes, something a little more unusual.

We are passionate in our quest for beautiful, well made, environmentally friendly gifts, objects and home furnishings to help you start married life in sustainable style. 

Ethical action

It is our belief that we hold this land on trust for future generations, and that we each need to reduce our environmental impact so that our children and our children’s children can enjoy this land as much as we do.

There is much that can be done to limit our eco-footprint; at home, at work, at play. But what of that we choose to buy for our home? How do we know what we buy is not part of an intensively damaging production process polluting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the earth we walk on?

This is where The Lazy Environmentalist seeks to help.

We are committed to asking questions about the life cycle of our products, from production to shop delivery, to ensure the overall energy requirement is minimised and steps are taken to protect the environment. That means we ask about the raw materials, the production processes, the packaging, the transport - right through to the disposal at the end of a product’s life.

We let you know what it is made of, where it is made and how it got here. The eco-footprint of each item sets out its’ limited environmental impact, so that it is easier for you to make an informed choice - and if you would like to know more, there is an Eco-glossary of terms and eco-labelling to explore and help unravel the complexities.

Awards & Recommendations

We are in the process of applying for Good Shopping Guide accreditation.

A few ways we're trying to make a difference

Recycling

Recycles

At all levels, and minimise plastic wrapping and encourage our suppliers to rethink their packaging policies when necessary.


Renewable energy use

Uses renewable energy

100% renewable energy tariff from Good Energy (just switched from Ecotricity as they only supply 30% renewable energy and 100% tariff not available). In time we aim to run off our own renewable energy supply.


Reducing carbon footprint

Reducing carbon footprint

We offset all of our emissions last year, personally and professionally through The Carbon Neutral Company.

We examine all aspects of our business and our products that we bring to you to ensure that they – and we – subscribe to as light as possible eco-footprint.

We avoid using air freight, and ensure alternative forms of transport are put in place. Usually this means by truck, but if goods are coming from further afield we always try to arrange ship freight where possible. At times this can result in delay of delivery, but we feel that this is a small price to pay and we think you will agree.


Water conservation

Water conservation

Yes, through conscious reduction of use.


Using organic products

Organic products

Some of our products are organic; others, although not accredited, adhere to strict standards as set out on our website.


Supporting local producers

Local products

Where we can we try to source as locally as possible without compromising on quality. Inevitably a fair amount of our goods come from further afield, and when they do we tell you.


Using cruelty-free products

Cruelty free

Yes


Supporting fair trade

Fair trade products

We will not work with suppliers that support oppressive regimes or promote irresponsible marketing. Where we have products from developing countries, we try to ensure that our suppliers adhere to fair trade principles and workers rights, prohibit child labour and that all workers receive a fair wage.


Supporting / working with a charity

Support a charity

10% of net profits goes to environmental NGO’s and charities.


Supporting / working with a community / social project

Support a community or social project

Yes, via support and selling of fair trade items and via offsetting.


Other things we do

Every item sold has its Eco-footprint set out clearly so you can quickly establish the environmental benefit of a given product. Should you wish to explore more, you can click on the Eco-footprint keywords to go to our Eco-glossary for more comprehensive details.