Powering People & Change

Each month we send out a bag of Blossom to a person or organisation that are making a real positive change in the world. As well as keeping them bright eyed and bushy tailed to continue doing their incredible work, we want to use this project as a way of highlighting the positive stories that are out there of people making a stand for both people and the planet.

Let’s face it, the state of the world can sometimes seem utterly overwhelming and the sheer scale of the problems we are facing a little insurmountable. However, if you start to look a little harder you’ll soon discover a wide range of amazing people and organisations working hard to turn the tide and make a stand for both people and the planet.

The Powering People & Change project is our way of learning more about some of the incredible projects and initiatives taking place across the UK. We hope it serves to provide us all with a reminder that there are plenty of people out there striving for a happier and more sustainable future.

Some highlights from our previous editions from the Powering People & Change project are featured below and a full list of all our interviews can be found over on our journal.

Discarded Spirits

It’ll come as no surprise to learn that we’re quite fond of a good cocktail here at Blossom, and even more so when we find it has been made using ingredients that would normally end up in the bin.

For this months edition of the Powering People and Change Project we managed to catch up with Sam Trevethyen, the Global Brand Ambassador for Discarded Spirits, a company reusing traditionally ‘wasted’ ingredients to produce some of the most delicious spirits you’ll ever get your hands on. We discuss the unlikely origins of their cascara vermouth, taking action ‘beyond the bottle’ and out into the streets and we even get a couple of recipes for Sam’s famous Zero Waste cocktails, perfect for this hot summer weather!

Read the interview here.

Athena Mellor

As we tentatively begin to emerge from one of the strangest times in living memory, there has been a tangible upsurge in people searching to reconnect with the outdoors and get back out into nature, not just for our physical wellbeing but also our eroded mental states as well.

This month we talked with writer, photographer and nature enthusiast Athena Mellor about the Ramble Guides, the restorative qualities of being out in nature, and how we can only expect people to start protecting the planet if they feel connected to it in a deeper way.

Read the interview here.

Pebble Magazine

If you’re anything like us here at Blossom, trying to understand how to have a more positive impact on the planet can sometimes take you round in circles and end up being a pretty exhausting, time-consuming affair.

We recently sat down for a brew with the endlessly inspiring Georgina Wilson-Powell, founder and editor of Pebble Magazine, to discuss sustainable living and what simple changes we can all make to our lifes to to embrace #EverydayActivism.

Read the interview here.

Sustainababble

The state of the world can sometimes seem utterly overwhelming and very dark indeed. But it is in these moments that we can all benefit from the deeply therapeutic effects of having a good old laugh about it all.

This month we talked with Oliver Hayes and David Powell, hosts of Sustainababble, a comedy podcast about the environment and a firm favourite here at Blossom. We discuss the path they both took to get involved in environmental work, some of the interviews they’ve enjoyed the most over the years and top tips on how to easily identify eco babble.

Read the interview here.