What is it to us?
We've embedded sustainable thought into all aspects of our activity. From our materials to our facilities, we use no more than we have to. We are fundamentally built on the idea of reuse, taking advantage of what is already around us in abundance. Our values however, don't stop at "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle," for us sustainability is a mindset that extends past our tangible actions. We hope that our work inspires those around us to do more with less, and is an example framework for how we can creatively reuse waste streams for the good of all.
Our Sustainable Actions
All of the art from our exhibitions and auctions is created from scrapped London double decker buses. We regularly go to scrapyards and collect otherwise wasted materials, prep the aluminium panels and send them to artists to be painted upon. The bus panels are light weight and durable, making perfect canvases for long lasting, beautiful art. All of the materials used in packing and shipping are re-purposed as to avoid the creation of virgin materials.
We operate out of a carbon neutral facility in west London and even host our website on a value-aligned platform (Shopify) in order to reduce the carbon fingerprint of our infrastructure as much as possible.
Sustainability isn't just about the carbon in the air. Our generation is fighting climate change not only for the health of the planet but also for the living things on it. The truth of the matter is that some of us are already dealing with the side effects of global warming. We need to make sure everyone is equally equipped to deal with negative change, otherwise we will continue to pass along the pain of climate change. Along side our efforts to curb emissions, we are making sure to care for those more susceptible to environmental change. Through our attempts at leveling the playing field of opportunity and employability, we want to make sure resources are no longer disproportionately allocated based on gender, race, ethnicity, or housing.
All of our work comes from these socially sustainable values. Our projects are aimed at ensuring that London's homeless have perennial access to employment and that children aren't given a disadvantaged start to life. We've still got plenty to work ahead of us regarding the equitable distribution of self-sustaining social capital, but we think that focusing on the health of our community is the best start.