“Creativity is the language we use to communicate the urgency of our dreams for a better future.”—Audre Lorde
Good Works connects the Laird and Good Company roster of storytellers and imagemakers with initiatives dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the world. Through charitable print sales, mentorship programs, and special partnerships our goal is to use creativity as a force for meaningful change. Ultimately, our aim is to bring visual work to life that serves a greater purpose.
Charitable Print Sales — 100% of Profits Donated
Good Works was launched to support organizations and charities making a difference in our world, specifically within the sectors of conservation & restoration, climate adaptation, and emergency relief efforts. Each collection of donated photographs supports a different organization, and 100% of the profits are donated.
Our first collection of photographs supports 1% for the Planet® Impact Fund at National Philanthropic Trust. The fund is dedicated to driving positive environmental change through targeted philanthropic grantmaking and impact investing. They support innovative projects that protect our planet’s ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and combat climate change.
The initial collection was made possible by ten artists — Ciril Jazbec, Finn Beales, Gentl & Hyers, Leeor Wild, Mark Elzey, Maureen M. Evans, PEDEN + MUNK, Rich Stapleton, Richard Phibbs, and William Jess Laird.
100% Carbon Neutral
Our printer partner is the UK’s first fine art and photographic printing service that is 100% end-to-end carbon neutral. The packaging used for customer orders is a mixture of sustainably sourced, recyclable, or biodegradable.
Giclée papers are all made from sustainable forest management areas. This programme ensures the preservation and protection of biodiversity, the renewal of the forests' habitats, and decreasing the impact of exploitation of forest areas for future generations. The paper made at their mills is certified for the traceability of wood fibers from an origin of non-threatened forests.
Our C-type prints are printed on Fuji crystal archive paper and processed with Fuji chemistry. Fuji’s production processes operate exclusively on wind energy. They have pioneered a water purification plant with adjoining companies. Fujifilm adheres to regulation using the S class system that places restrictions on those substances that can and potentially do pose threats to the environment and public health.