Passionate about consumer goods x sustainability? Have a few hours per month?
<aside> 🌱 Following the Footprints digs into how consumer goods businesses are innovating to be more sustainable, by hearing from the people in charge.
We offer a free weekly newsletter, good news roundups, longer interviews, resource recommendations, partner databases and more.
We all know the 'why', Following the Footprints focuses on the 'how'.
We launched in February 2021 to support consumer goods brands in the UK on their journey to have a positive impact on our environment. We launched in February 2021 to support consumer goods brands on their missions to be more sustainable, stemming from a frustration at the lack of knowledge sharing between brands. Many SMEs are passionate but constrained by their resources, and so they often can’t afford the guidance relied on by larger brands. We fill this gap.
Now, in 2023, we’re working hard to achieve this by creating content, building resources and connecting our community. We’d love for you to join us.
👉 Read more about our founding philosophy, and our journey so far.
Now, let’s get stuck in…
As a basis, all ‘roles’ are:
Contribution based, not timed: Average time is estimated at 6-8 hours per month max, but this a) fluctuates, and b) depends on your capacity.
Voluntary: Any revenue is split 50:50 between covering running costs and the team. However, currently the team aren’t remunerated on a consistent basis.
Flexible: We fit Following the Footprints around work and life commitments, and coordinate as a team to give each other breaks as and when we need. Life gets busy!
Not fixed term: We ask all team members stay a minimum of 3 months once they join, and give 1 months notice of their departure where possible.
Joy - led: Following the Footprints should never feel a chore; we’re growing and thriving because we’re enjoying what we’re doing. This is a core part of our team philosophy.
📆 How we operate