Vivienne Westwood is certainly one of the most famous fashion designers in the country. She has products featured on the pages of Vogue, as well as items being sold in such popular department stores as House of Fraser. She is famous for clothing as much as she is her beauty products and she has recently been involved in a rather different project, activism to climate change which she has been taking part in in Bristol.
An event taking place this week in Bristol is called the Bristol Big Green Week, and it is an event which sees many speakers, to raise people’s awareness about being environmentally friendly. Westwood is only one of the significant names that is coming to the event and it is going to be a very successful affair.
This is not the first time that Bristol has become a head of green activism. Its efforts have meant that it has become listed for the 2014 European Green Capital Award. This is an award which is going to recognise a city which is achieved incredibly high environmental standards and has a strong commitment to development that is sustainable. Just being nominated is already a great honour for the town and shows just what a positive effect Bristol has had on the promotion of green interests in the UK.
The local council in Bristol has made a great deal of effort to make the city particularly green. It is estimated that public transport has seen a significant decline in the amount of carbon emissions per person and also homes in the area have started reducing their carbon footprint, with already a fall of around 20 percent recorded. Bristol also have the most waste efficient residents in the UK, with the city producing the least amount of waste per capita.