Hi, Alisha here. I started Accio because I wanted to make a smart product that was stylish, easy to use and BUILT TO LAST.
My life changed when I watched the film - An Inconvenient Truth. I saw the dangers of accelerated climate change and our impact on the planet. It then spurred me to study Geography at university to learn more about Earth and the climate.
I believe the planet doesn’t belong to us, and it isn’t ours to destroy. I am actively working towards a sustainable lifestyle. For me, it's all about preservation. Living in a way that means future generations can enjoy the same things we may currently take for granted.
What can we do on an individual level? Make small changes:
Buy less: reuse and recycle
Eat less meat
Travel by bike and public transport rather than by car
Share information with friends and family
As a business owner, I ensure that my products are built to last, to have as little impact on resources as possible. Any work I do or any future startups I launch will have sustainability as its focal point.
The Tech Industry...
Smart products often have short-lives with built-in obsolescence. Tech products can end up being the three E’s: expensive, exclusive and e-waste (to landfill).
Accio is challenging this view of the tech world. Sustainability is a core part of Accio’s mission. How?
ALL of our smart lights are LED, using 90% less energy than regular halogen bulbs
They have a lifespan of 15,000-30,000 hours, lasting 10 years, which means less to landfill. They will continue to work with any app upgrades.
Every product arrives in recyclable, zero-plastic packaging
Preserving our planet should be, and needs to be, the basis of every decision we make and how we live our lives.
I am and will always run Accio in line with my personal life values.