CHARITIES, NON - PROFITS & ETHICAL INITIATIVES
In my work as a voice artist,
wherever possible, I love to celebrate and promote inspiring,
progressive, ethical initiatives. Please find below a list of my
favourite charities and non-profits. I love to support these
organisations and after expenses, I'll donate back at least 50% of my standard fee.
If you're creating environmental or humanitarian campaigns with these
charities or other ethical initiatives, I'd love to work with you...
British Heart Foundation
Marine Conservation Society
Friends of The Earth
BBC Children In Need
The British Red Cross
SCIAF (Scotland's Aid Agency)
MacMillan Cancer Care
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
I WON'T KNOWINGLY GIVE A VOICE TO...
Military Advertising & Arms Trade
War. What is it good for....? You probably know the song. Aside from the usual
debates, I feel uncomfortable with military recruitment ads which
attract potential new recruits by highlighting exciting career
incentives - travel, new skills, salary - without giving serious
attention to the devastating realities and repercussions of war. I also
don't wish to promote weapons production and wherever possible, aim to support pro-peace, practical, diplomatic activism.
Fossil Fuels & Nuclear
obviously isn't a clear cut issue. Yet, examples of corporate
complicity by big fossil fuel brands in oppressive regimes, human rights
abuses and destruction of our environment suggests there's a moral
issue with our dependence on this resource. With this in mind, I wish to promote responsible, sustainable alternatives to the destructive extraction of fossil fuels. Also, the devastating effects of the decades-old Chernobyl disaster are still
being felt. So, I also won't directly promote nuclear energy while I remain unconvinced of its safety.
Earth Un-friendly Banks & Building Societies
prefer not to promote unethical banks which invest in destructive industries like
fossil fuels (eg Canadian tar sands) and arms production. On
the other hand, I LOVE those which promote a clear, progressive ethical
policy - eg The Cooperative Bank, Triodos, The Charity Bank, The
Ecology Building Society.
Earth Un-friendly Beauty, Household, Meat & Food Products
There are so many fantastic brands out there and I especially love to voice for those promoting earth friendly, free range/organic and cruelty free products or services. Also, wherever possible, I prefer to voice for brands
promoting refills, recycled plastic or sustainable alternatives to
plastic - aluminium, glass and sustainably sourced paper. In
particular, I wish to avoid brands that use excessive plastic packaging
for single-use/disposable products. Find out more about our mis-use of
plastic in The Story of Bottled Water and learn about the "plastic soup" in our oceans here.
step by step, the list of amazing ethical products, services and
organisations is growing. Meanwhile, I'll continue to question my
ethical policy based on new research or information. Thanks again for visiting! Disclaimer: Nobody's perfect. :)