Our story Hi, welcome to Hubbub If you’re looking for inspiration and practical actions that are good for you and the environment, you’ve come to the right place. We believe that to create positive environmental change at the scale and speed needed, we need to get everyone on board. That's why since 2014, we've been designing campaigns that inspire ways of living that are good for the environment. We disrupt the status quo to raise awareness, nudge behaviours and shape systems. We do this with knowledge and playfulness, and we won’t make you feel bad. We concentrate on things you're passionate about and are relevant day-to-day, like fashion, food, the homes we live in and the spaces around us. We keep things simple, offering practical and realistic solutions that help cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in, and more often than not bring people together. How we work We’re a small, experienced team of doers. We have a diverse mix of backgrounds but all share a curiosity of the world and a desire to create change. We aim to empower the mainstream to take environmental action through powerful collaborations, promoting community-led action, using playful language and good design to change behaviours. We were recently awarded the Charity of the Year at The Charity Time Awards in 2020 for our work, and listed as the 28th best organisation to work at (in the world!) by Escape The City. You can read more about the team here. The power of collaboration Collaboration is central to our approach. We’ve worked with over 1,000 organisations, from international businesses to local authorities and community groups. We work inclusively at all levels, listening and co-designing with these groups, from grass roots to the boardroom, to create campaigns that resonate. We start every project and campaign by listening to the audience we aim to reach. We involve people from that audience in the design and delivery of the project, working closely with local partners/people/champions from that community wherever possible, rather than ‘parachuting’ ourselves in. We’re purposeful with our clear charitable objectives and we measure everything we do so we know what delivers a tangible, positive impact. Community led action We have long been committed to working with diverse communities, running campaigns and projects that tackle social as well as environmental issues. One of Hubbub's earliest projects, Fuelling Connections, looked at fuel poverty in different parts of the UK, connecting people to services available to them. Since then, we've run projects such as Love Where You Live, which transformed alleys in Oldham and tackled fly tipping, and the Community Fridge Network which cuts food waste and makes fresh food available to communities around the UK. More recently, we've launched Food Connect, a low carbon transport system to redistribute surplus food to people who are shielding or vulnerable, and Community Calling which donates spare, data wiped phones to digitally excluded people in the UK, providing a vital lifeline to those who need it. Sign up to our business bulletin to hear about our latest campaigns. The role of design in creating change We believe that that insight-led, experimental design should be at the heart of solving some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing society. Design has always been at the heart of everything that Hubbub creates. We’ve seen the power design has in creating change and nudging behaviour, whether it’s reducing cigarette litter through the Ballot Bin and raising awareness of coffee cup recycling through a huge installation or making seemingly invisible ‘things’, like air pollution and microplastics, visible through engaging installations. We want to create more opportunities for the UK’s huge pool of talented design students to use their skills to develop sustainable solutions. We’ve recently launched Design By Nature to do exactly that. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and evolving. We share results and open-source our approaches so others can amplify impact. Our hope is that we light the spark and provide the tools for other people to start to do things differently too, so they can take ownership of and replicate successful campaigns that can go on to have a life of their own. If you have an environmental challenge you’d like to discuss, or would like to find out more about how we work with collaborators, get in touch. Our Partners We thrive off building collaborations with people who share our ambition to create more sustainable ways of living and want to get creative. Since 2014, we've collaborated with over 1,000 diverse organisations, including international businesses, academics, local authorities, community groups and designers, to have a positive impact on the environment.