A sense of awareness shapes our working culture. We care about the society and environment our business exists in, and make an active, positive contribution.

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What would we be without the world we live in? Too often and for too long, it’s been neglected. So, we try to limit any negative impact we might have on our planet, as we go about our business. Find the details in our Environmental Impact 2022 report.

Here’s how we’re doing:

Where we work

At home, and in the studio, were keeping emissions low:

  • Octopus Energy supplies power to the Stranger Studio matched to 100% renewables. At home, Good Energy, Ecotricity, Octopus Energy and EDF keep the lights on and the batteries charged, all with renewable and low carbon supply.
  • our data centre runs on 100% renewable power, same goes for our email provider.
  • Bicycles: our preferred mode of transport, whenever possible, then trains, then cars. Two team members drive electric vehicles for work meetings and events, and everyone is compelled to lift-share unless there’s a good reason not to.

Balancing act?
In 2021, following the completion of our Carbon Disclosure Project submission, we estimated the total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) of our energy use from non-renewable sources and donated £200 to help the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust restore 200m2 of peatland. The donation amount was based on estimates for how much carbon a 5m thick, m2 of peatland could sequester. That year we also made donations to Cool Earth, working with partners to protect the world’s rainforests, and SeaTrees, planting mangrove trees in Asia and restoring kelp habitats in the USA. These donations acted as a carbon offset, balancing our estimated emissions with habitat protection and restoration that keeps carbon from the atmosphere.

In 2022, we’ve moved away from this balancing act, asking more and more questions about whether it is right to attempt such an act. There’s more on that on LinkedIn. We did make a habitat restoration donation of £700, supporting Project Seagrass in their valuable work. What’s so great about seagrass? We went to find some

Who we work with

Many of our suppliers have made huge improvements in recent years to reduce their emissions or become carbon neutral, with others aiming to become carbon free and climate positive. It’s an area we’re working on to see if we can further reduce our impact through the companies we work with and services we use.

What we do

Creative Breakfasts, dawn swims, inspiring tales by the fire, we love to come together to explore and celebrate creativity and positive action. From the food we serve to how people travel to events, we look at how we can reduce any negative impact holding an event has.

Knowing ourselves

When it comes to limiting your impact, it helps to understand more about the kind of impact you’re having first. We completed a Carbon Disclosure Project submission in 2021 and 2022, calculating our annual emissions and look at ways to further reduce our impact on, and actively improve, the environment we love.

Want to know more?
Take a look at our Environmental Impact 2022 report for more on our emissions, what we’re doing about it and how our values inform this work.


Street Child

At Stranger Collective, our vision is to help people harness the power of words. In the privileged world we live in, this usually means using words in the best possible way to build strong brands and create compelling content. But in some parts of the world, words have a far greater, more urgent power.

That’s why we support Street Child. The charity’s mission is to support children to read, write, think, pursue their life goals and contribute positively to their communities. And their incredible work shows us that words really can change lives, giving children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to transform their lives.

Through regular donations and events we have raised funds for the work they do, proud to support and give to a charity so crucial to the development of young people worldwide.

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. Kofi Anan