GREEN WARRIORS 2018
At Green Is The New Black we get to meet some seriously inspiring people. People who are changing the world with their everyday actions. We strongly believe that every little bit counts which is why we are always harping on about #LittleGreenSteps to #LiveMoreConsciously.
This is our 2nd list of Green Warriors, a list which we will continue to do annually. In 2017, we started in Singapore. This year, we head to Hong Kong and next year, we’ll go beyond, all over Asia and we’re open for nominations.
Our 2017 photo series focused on flowers and leaves. This year, “Waste” was selected as the inspiration for the shoot. A pertinent, pressing issue in today’s society, waste is often wrongly perceived as something dirty that we should get rid of. The truth is that waste should be seen as wealth, which can be turned into useful raw materials to produce new consumables such clothes or even architectural infrastructure. This is part of a new model of thinking which might just save our planet from dying: It’s an integral part of Circular Economy.
So for this year’s shoot, the team decided to shoot the Green Warriors literally naked and covered with waste (them, not us!). After getting their hair done by Team Salon, we used all types of waste to adorn our models: Food waste, plastic and even textile waste, to match the type of project the model was/is involved in. Sadly, it was incredibly easy for the team to collect a huge amount of waste (for the shoot) very quickly; with plastic bottles and food leftovers from hotels, clothing samples from fashion brands and even just rubbish picked straight off the streets of Hong Kong and Singapore. The results, however, are breathtaking.
For the second time, the collection of portraits were shot by acclaimed French fashion and music photographers Flavien Prioreau and Zoe Kovacs. Flavien made a name for himself as a portraitist for actors, artists, and musicians, and has shot for Rolling Stone, Elle, Universal Music and with celebrities like Diplo, Karlie Kloss, Jean Dujardin and Barbara Palvin. Zoe Kovacs is known for her creative portraits and together with Prioreau, captured the beauty of the Green Warriors.
Without further ado, please meet the class of 2018 (in alphabetical order cause we fair).
ALL GREEN WARRIORS
We've been waiting all year long for this, and we bet you have been, too:
Saving the world’s wildlife one bear at a time For taking a stance against animal crueltyJill
Making shark week green (and less scary!) For her work helping women reduce their waste and
Standing up for what she believes in For her work in wildlife conservation and environmental advocacy Eco-activist
Cleaning up our vegetables For her work advocating and leading the pesticide-free movement and toxin-free communityOcéane
Goes Zero, becomes a hero For her work promoting a Zero Waste LifestyleZero Waste SG is
Helping people dress green For her work advocating and promoting sustainable fashionFounded in 2009, Zhai is
Living proof that green can reign For promoting conscious livingSonalie Figueiras is the founder and editor-in-chief
Turning trash into treasure For Educating the public on living greener lifestylesHong Kong's "Green Mama" Lam
Wholesome, Clean, Green Fun For going zero-waste Hannah has been on a personal zero waste challenge for
Making Mondays Green again For founding green and healthy supermarkets and encouraging people to go green
Making sure the seas are free of P(lastic) For his work fighting against plastic in the
Literally Building a Greener Future For building sustainable communities through sustainable growthEllie Tang is currently Head
Finding beauty in the ugly For founding and running Hong Kong's leading meat-free eatery, Grassroots Pantry.A
Empowering through Education For educating the world about the importance of biodiversity and conservationWilly Kwong has
Climate, Conservation, Consciousness For raising awareness about sustainability issues by collaborating with celebritiesProject C:CHANGE is a
Designing for the Future For his work creating and designing sustainable clothingAfter winning the public vote
Greening the world through peoples' stomachs For inspiring change and raising awarenessBorn in Beirut, Lebanon, Bobsy has
No produce left behind For her work rescuing produce and preventing food wasteJudee Tan, local actress/comedian/host,
Planting for a better future For pioneering the urban farming movementPol Fàbrega is the Co-founder of
Eat with greens For manufacturing completely compostable foodservice packagingCeicy is the business partner of Vegware Global
Finding answers in the green For her work creating and advocating sustainable solutions for AsiaMaggie Lee
Filming his way to plastic-free seas For his work advocating for plastic-free oceansCraig is an award-winning
For his commitment to sustainability and its four E’s: Environment, Energy, Economy and EthicsFor his
For her work creating fair wage opportunities in developing countries to turn trash into high
For his work advocating greener design and less waste.Paul Zimmerman is a Dutch-born Hong
Making fabric from thin air For transforming methane from landfills into textilesImagine a world without plastic
Giving with a green heart For her work promoting awareness about environmental issues and reducing the
Global Citizen, Earth Warrior, Human Do-ing For Conscious Public Relations and founding Conscious Cinema in Hong