When it comes to carbon emissions, how we utilise energies and how we spend it are vital. It may seem difficult to change things at first to be able to reduce how much energy we use during our daily lives, but when we break it down, it’s something that’s quite simple to achieve.
In 2009, I showcased an exhibition of light and energy conservation, at my flower studio in London. I created many designs to highlight the need to save energies and utilise renewable sources.
One of the biggest areas that I needed to improve was my own energy usage. Thankfully I identified it early, and drew up strategies to put in place and took actions to reduce my energy usage drastically. My initial objective with the exhibition to just raise awareness within the floristry community and the visitors to my floral studio. My solar designs also raised awareness within the local community and highlighted how many different ways we can reduce our carbon emissions in this category with some of the creative solutions I created to achieve that.
My studio was filled with light up floral displays that I created with glass balls, and broken chunks of glass, solar lights and fresh flowers. It was a week-long exhibition that attracted many local inquisitive minds and opened a lot of discussions about saving energies, reducing carbon footprint and being kind to our home planet.