About us

We are Russ, Andrea & Amelie, originally from the UK, now living in Saint Gervais Les Bains, France. We have always had a passion for nature and the outdoors and want to bring Amelie up to really enjoy and appreciate the natural world but also to understand the impact we all have on it and what we can do to preserve it.

Russ used to work in TV and video post production and is now a photographer, blogger and stay at home dad. Andrea works in the corporate world and is also leading her office’s initiative to reduce single use plastic. Amelie was born in Geneva in 2013 and is a caring, fun loving, active little girl with a great sense of humour.

We’ve started changing our habits when it comes to what we buy, what we eat and what we throw away and in doing so have dramatically reduced our plastic consumption. As a result we have consciously changed the way we shop & are now making our own eco friendly alternatives.

We’ve been vegetarian for 20 years but want Amelie to make her own choices. At home she eats a veggie diet but at school and when eating out she has the choice to eat meat or fish (as we both did as children). We have educated her from an early age about where her food comes from and also why we have chosen to become vegetarian.

We’re basically taking it step by step to reduce our impact on the planet and at the same time spending as much time together as we can. We love the outdoors, hiking in the mountains and appreciating the natural world. We also have a passion for traveling but now do so in a more eco-friendly way. We hope that by sharing our journey we can inspire and motivate others on theirs.

Click on the icons below to read more about the main areas our family focuses on.