A University of Gloucestershire alumni is heading up a project to bring to print an illustrated children’s book, inspired by the story of climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Psychology graduate Lauren Ford is now working for Severn Print in Gloucester, as a Books Account Manager.
Greta and the Giants, written by Zoe Tucker, tells the story of a little girl who lives in a forest threatened by Giants until there is hardly any forest left. Told as an allegory, there is an additional section at the back including information about Greta Thunberg’s life and how readers can help her in her fight with notes for teachers and parents.
Lauren and her team work with the publisher and the factory to make sure everyone is happy with the end product. The team have been working hard to ensure that sustainable materials are used to best effect which was essential in the production of this book.
Severn Print was chosen by Greenpeace to produce this book as it is the UK’s most ethical print supplier. A donation of 3% of the cover price will be made to Greenpeace UK. The University of Gloucestershire was declared the most sustainable university in the UK in July.
Lauren Ford, Books Account Manager and University of Gloucestershire alumni, said:
“Sustainability is a hugely valuable subject both from my time at university and now in the world of work. I think what we do here Severn Print is something we really should be proud of. This is our future so we need to start somewhere otherwise we are going to end up in a lot more trouble. It is great to be part of something like this straight out of university.”
Martin Clegg, Operations Director at Severn Print, said:
“Lauren is a real asset to the team. A young person with lots of new ideas and a great work ethic. She is reliable and has a good eye for detail – everything you want in an employee.”
Greta and the Giants will be on sale from 19th November 2019.