Inspiring Earth artwork at Chippenham office a “daily reminder” of climate crisis

By Nick Batten on 10 January, 2022

Chippenham business Good Energy has unveiled a dramatic new artwork in the centre of its offices, to inspire staff and act as a “daily reminder” of the struggle against the climate emergency. 

The renewable energy supplier, based in Monkton Park, recently revealed the art installation which ‘floats’ between the two floors of its open-plan offices. 

‘Gaia,’ by renowned international artist Luke Jerram, offers a unique view of the Earth using detailed NASA imagery. Similar artworks have gone on tour across the world. 

The latest work was specially commissioned and measures almost four metres in diameter. 

Gaia ‘floating’ between the two floors of the Good Energy offices 

Fran Woodward, Chief Operating Officer for Good Energy, said, “Gaia is a powerful piece of art which reminds us of the fragile state, and beauty, of our only home. 

“We all need to do more to fix the climate crisis and protect our Blue Planet. This artwork will serve as a daily reminder of what we are fighting for and what’s at stake.” 

Luke said, “I hope the artwork is enjoyed by staff of Good Energy and that it reminds them of the importance of their work towards moving our society to a Zero Carbon future.” 

Cllr Nick Botterill, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change, added, “We’re delighted that Good Energy has brought this fascinating art installation to our Monkton Park offices, so it can be enjoyed by our staff and residents. 

“This artwork reminds us all of our responsibility to protect the planet and play an active role in tackling climate change, and that’s a really inspiring and important message.” 

Good Energy provides 100% renewable electricity from a community of more than 1,900 independent generators and employs more than 240 staff at its Chippenham offices. 

Both Good Energy and Wiltshire Council have declared a climate emergency and are working on strategies to support the Government’s plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2050. 

Pictured above: Gaia artist Luke Jerram (centre) with Cllr Nick Botterill of Wiltshire Council and Fran Woodward of Good Energy in front of the new artwork at the Monkton Park offices in Chippenham