Mossy Life, a ‘green directory’ is a comprehensive guide and What’s On showcasing hundreds of small Shropshire businesses that provide environmentally friendly products, services and events created by Caroline Talbot. For individuals looking to live a greener lifestyle, there are hints and tips to help them make easy swaps in their daily lives; along with recommended places to eat; reusable product suppliers; local producers and zero-waste events.
Caroline’s passion for the planet, coupled with her frustration in finding local, affordable, eco-friendly living solutions led her to set up Mossy Life, which initially began as a small listing of Shropshire zero-waste refill shops to help family and friends reduce plastic waste from food packaging. Mossy Life now includes over 300 local businesses and groups, and more than 150 events.
Caroline has always been passionate about protecting the natural environment having spent a decade in environmental education as well as working with a number of national animal charities. In her spare Tim, she runs her own eco-friendly party kit business.
The Directory now provides practical advice for individuals and supports local green businesses by offering free directory and events listings. Providing a platform for even the smallest company or voluntary group to reach a wide audience.
Helping others to live a sustainable lifestyle: Mossy Life founder
“There are an amazing number of eco-friendly businesses and voluntary groups throughout Shropshire, but with small budgets or relying on charitable donations to run, many go under the radar and are missed by the very customers or volunteers they are trying to reach. Even those with stand-out marketing, social pages or business connections, can get lost in the mass of information that is now available online.
As a mum trying to live a green lifestyle, and as a small business owner who understands the importance of community support, I wanted to be able to help other local individuals and businesses who want to live a lifestyle that doesn’t cost the earth.
Mossy Life already has hundreds of businesses and events listed, and we are adding more every week. My favourite part is finding out about new companies, individuals or groups and connecting them with new customers. Although I have lived here most of my life, this beautiful county and its people still amaze me every day.”
Caroline Talbot – Mossy Life Founder
Shropshire has made a commitment to become net carbon zero by 2030, the pace of change required to achieve this is phenomenal. Mossy Life hopes that by supporting residents and local businesses to make small everyday changes, those new habits across the county can add up to make a huge difference.