We are the first sustainable photographic studio in the UK. We recognise that as a business we cannot be 100% eco-friendly, however, we can (and do) seek to minimise our impact on the environment, without interfering with the quality of our professional service.

• In the conversion of a disused 1880s stables into GLS, we used 70% reclaimed material

• The building has been thoroughly insulated and draft-proofed

• Energy & water saving devices are in use

We recycle as much as we can

• We use a renewable energy plan

• We promote eco-friendly methods of transport, including cycling to the locations and deliver equipment

• We use organic or fairtrade produce wherever possible

• To offset our carbon footprint we annually participate in a tree planting initiative

• We source most of our furniture and other studio items as upcycled or reused things so that we don’t contribute so much to the planned obsolescence (stuff breaking easily) as is a feature in the production of goods these days

•   We provide our broad clientele with highly energy efficientfacilities for photo shoots and art projects

•   We encourage creative sustainable practice beyond GLS by regularly organising exhibitions and workshops.

Environmental consultants – Ecovate – presented us with an ecocertificate and nominations for their 2010 “eco-micro business of the year” and “green service” awards (see certificate)