Baselines and framework for UK rugby

With 13 Premiership rugby clubs under its wing, the PRL wanted to investigate how it could become a force for good in terms of sustainability in UK rugby.   Working as an umbrella organisation for 13 separate and independently-operational rugby clubs, PRL firstly needed to understand where each of its members was sitting in terms […]

Green Skills presentation

We were delighted to be asked by the South London Partnership (a sub-regional collaboration of five London boroughs) to be part of their Green Economy Week. We supported the initiative by presenting at the launch of the partnership’s Green Jobs report. Our presentation reached a wide audience, and detailed our experience of how green skills […]

Sustainable Sport Awards 2021- Event management

With BASIS being a not-for-profit, our first task was to find funding options for the event. It was important, though, that sponsorship deals were only signed with organisations that took their own environmental impact seriously and who shared similar values to BASIS. We also felt the choice of venue was very important: it needed to […]

Stakeholder engagement & feedback

 The insights from this research were crucial in understanding how Arsenal’s sustainability strategy could be further developed: stakeholders commented on current efforts by the club and shared opinions on what initiatives would be most beneficial or relevant going forwards. The Happy Ocean Company analysed all feedback and developed a set of recommendations (short-, mid-and long-term), […]

Venue Sustainability Guidelines

The Happy Ocean Company produced a set of guidelines and top tips for the BFC to distribute to all of its partner venues so that each could take individual action in ensuring future London Fashion Weeks would have a lower environmental impact.

Green Pledge Survey

The purpose of this was to provide a launchpad for further conversations with both residents and businesses within the Borough and to start making recommendations to the Council with regards to a roadmap to positive change. These initial findings also provide a benchmark, as we hope to repeat the study at regular points in the […]

Ban Plastic Straws Campaign

Prior to it becoming ‘a thing’ and the ban being put in place, we lobbied the government with regard to the regulation of single-use plastic production, and engaged with schoolchildren on the issue, including running a nationwide competition to design a sea creature paper straw. Also in this area, we worked with the Government of […]

Making festivals more green

This has involved both product sourcing (finding alternatives to single-use plastic) and engaging with organisers via presenting at the AFO annual conference to educate on the importance of reducing plastic waste. Sally, many thanks indeed for coming to this year’s AFO Conference and presenting you various products, solutions and great ideas. Very much appreciated by […]

Mint Insights

We invited The Happy Ocean Company into our hair and beauty business to carry out an eco audit. We thought we were a pretty green business, but with excellent recommendations and a follow-up workshop, they highlighted areas we could work on. It was delivered in a fun informative way that my whole team got to […]

Supporting Community initiatives

Local river cleans on foot and on the kayak are regular monthly activities both Sally and Emma complete which are often supported by the community or done as part of local or national initiatives. Supporting local charities is also important to the Happy Ocean Company and they have been delighted to work with The People […]