Eco Fingers Do The Walking For Delighted KateDownload PDF
GreenFinder founder Kate Haines grew up in Leamington Spa and cites her ‘green mum’ for sparking her lifelong interest in eco living way before ‘climate change’ hit the headlines.
Kate originally trained as a primary teacher at Worcester University and taught in Africa, the Middle East and Australia before returning to the U.K where she taught for four years before launching her green pages style website in January 2007
As a passionate environmentalist Kate was keen to use her skills to communicate sustainability and to help advise the public on living a green lifestyle. A green directory wasn’t a new concept but combining it with education, information and an interactive showcase stall was. Coming from an educational background Kate was keen to promote sustainable living in a lively, interesting and informative way.
A few months after launching the GreenFinder website, Kate attended a local green fair in Warwickshire and set up a stall with some leaflets and samples that her advertisers sent her. At the event she was inundated with eco questions and queries and found that the public had lots of questions about how they could go green. It was at this event the idea for a green showcase stall was born.
The Story So Far
Since that first event the GreenFinder showcase stall has been set up at many events, exhibitions and festivals. Thousands of people have visited the stall and accessed information on topics as wide ranging as woodland burials, wormeries, eco weddings and recycled furniture.
GreenFinder now promotes over 100 eco friendly companies, businesses and environmental projects on its website and stall and with current media attention on the rise in oil prices, climate change and the credit crunch Kate is keen to demonstrate to the public that living a green lifestyle is not only beneficial for the planet but is fun, healthy and can save you money at the same time.