A fond farewell to edie readers
After nearly a year and a half at edie, it is unfortunately time to hang up my sustainable hat and organic cotton T-shirt and move on to pastures new.
It's been a busy 17 months, which has seen the site go through a lot of changes – the introduction of edie Live, edie TV and edie Conference, and the first ever edie Awards for Environmental Excellence, which is now gearing up for its third year and promises to be even bigger and better this time round.
To any of you who might have seen me at conferences or other events lugging camera equipment or laptops around, I can tell you, these new innovations haven't always been easy to get used to!
It's been a busy year for the environment sector too, with the public, big business and Governments increasingly cottoning on to what you've all known for ages – it really does pay to be greener.
I'm sad to be leaving at a time when the environment sector is really on the precipice of becoming mainstream – and a time when the recession looks like it could really make or break the sector.
Also, I'm afraid it looks like stories about eco-friendly fashion will be fewer and further between on edie from now on – but I'm sure most of you won't be too sad about that!
It's definitely been fun, I've learnt a lot – thanks to the help of many of you – and I'll certainly miss it.
But what next? Well, I'm going to try to change the establishment from within.
I'm off to work in the Prime Minister's Office. It won't be an environmental role, but that's no reason to stop me covertly trying to make Government more green by introducing all sorts of innovations to the office of the man at the top.
So wish me luck, and just don't tell him what I'm up to!
And more importantly, best of luck to all of you.Kate Martin