smol fest!

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Celebrating our team at SMOL FEST.

Last week the smol team headed to some strawberry fields in Kent for our summer party.

We spent the morning talking about our impact, and as a business that wants to do better for the planet, we want to acknowledge the reality that bringing people together last week will have had an environmental impact. 

A day of full of fun, wellness and friendship with our team to energise and inspire each of you to go back to our day-to-day jobs knowing that you play a key role in our mission.

We all know that smol things make a big difference and we wanted to share a few of the choices we made during the planning process in order to make smol fest as positive as possible.

🔋 we partnered with PowerQuad to provide 100% renewable energy in all of the three structures smol used, saving around 330 kg of carbon emissions.
🚲 we raised £360 for our Suds in School campaign - which will be matched by crowdfunder - through the team’s pedal power.
🌿 there was no single use plastic used on site.
🤝 we offered products from like-minded brands we love: Karma Drinks, Lucky Saint, NICE wines, Oatly and Candy Kittens - some was kindly gifted by friends, and some we product swapped.
📍we locally-sourced the drinks for our smol bar from independent companies: Chapel Down Estate, Tonbridge Brewery, Anno Distillers, Lakedown Brewing Co. and Owlet Juices.
🌻 we used flowers from Hannah’s garden and the surrounding wildflowers rather than buying cultivated ones.
🪧 we made, or reused signs and decorations from last year’s event, and brought props from home wherever possible, minimising buying new.
🚗 we encouraged carpooling and minibuses to the venue, with almost ⅔ ‘s of attendees travelling in this way.
🫂 88 colleagues met each other, had fun and made new connections!
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