The Sustainability Committee is an opportunity for students who are passionate about sustainability to innovate and have the power to create positive change throughout UWE and beyond.
Create sustainable change within UWE and the wider community through events and campaigning. The committee can also shape the sustainability practice and credentials at The Students’ Union at UWE, and the wider UWE Bristol community.
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Amber Robards (they/them)
Course: Environmental Management
Committee Role: Sustainability Officer and Chair of the Committee
I’m an open-minded person who loves engaging in thought-provoking conversations. I love everything natural, from bugs and fungi to corals and caves. I’m a keen wild-camper and amateur nature photographer who spends as much time as possible in the woods and wilderness. My main drive is to make our university a more sustainable and ethical place, focussing on our food to transfer to a plant-based system. Aswell as this I hope to improve mental wellbeing services to make the uni experience as enriching as possible
Harry O’Higgins (he/him)
Course: Accounting & Finance
Committee Role: Co-Chair
Hi, I’m a final year Accounting & Finance student. In my spare time I love to read about history, watch football, plan hiking trips and eat Oowee vegan burgers. Contradictory to my degree, I want to take a career in rewilding, focusing on converting traditional land management techniques into economically beneficial rewilding practises.
Priscila Yamashita (she/her)
Course: Sustainable Development in Practice
Committee role: External Outreach Officer
Hey! Traveling, hiking, walking with my dogs, spending time with my family and friends, using a camera to capture and keep moments, these are some of the ways I find to enjoy life. Along with the passion for all these things comes a feeling of caring that makes me want to protect what I love - the people and our planet. I believe that this will of preserving has created a strong bond between me and sustainability.
Chela Rossi (she/her)
Course: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science
Committee Role: Secretary
Hello! Perhaps unsurprisingly, I love nature walks, bird watching and species identification. I also enjoy viewing and participating in art, from drawing to painting and mixed media. I love reading but honestly, I’m not great at finding time (and patience) to sit still with an open book! Definitely working on it . I also enjoy board games, video games and anime to wind down to in the evenings.
Lauren Gillis (she/her)
Course: Environmental Science
I discovered an interest in sustainability while working in the fashion industry and followed my interest to an environmental science degree. I still love fashion, especially slow fashion, and enjoy sewing and knitting. But overall, I find the challenge of living a more climate-friendly lifestyle and developing a sustainable society very interesting!
Lois Wilson (she/her)
Committee Role: Communications Officer
Hello all! I am well known for being head-strong and passionate about the natural world and creating awareness around the ways in which we can preserve it. I volunteer at the UWE community garden, where I attempt to grow my own vegetables in an allotment patch (I am still very much learning), and The Green Team, where I love to be involved with activities based around sustainability and with social media support. In my spare time I am continually expanding my work experience within animal conservation. In the past I have worked with turtles in the Maldives, and bats in the UK, however I currently have a placement working with primates at Noah’s Ark Zoo. I enjoy walks out in nature (hand lens and camera lens at the ready), watching powerful documentaries, travelling to beautiful places, and finding tasty veggie and vegan eats wherever I go.
Heather Cronin (she/her)
Course: Media Production
Committee Role: Communications Officer
Hello! I'm a wildlife filmmaker with a big passion for all things Green! I love hiking and foraging and can't wait to see as much of the world as possible. One of my favourite things about nature is its ability to teach us more about ourselves and our connection to the earth. I hope to spread the word about sustainable living and encourage more people to get involved!
Ellen Edwards (she/they):
Course: MA Design
Committee Role: Wellbeing Officer
I have a huge love for the outdoors, and I spend a lot of time hiking and camping when I get the chance. Being in the creative arts, I use nature as visual inspiration for my work, and I feel that my closeness to the natural world is the reason I am so passionate about sustainability! I am also a big fan of finding delicious vegan eats and cooking and baking at home too.
Moyinoluwa Elizabeth Aladetuyi
Committee Role: Campaigns Officer
Hey there! I’m an all round curious being, whose interest has grown in sustainable lifestyle involving from food to fashion to wildlife to organizations and most of all, our planet. I love learning new things, going to the beach, watching football, and volunteering
Keyana Jeffrey (she/her)
Integrated Wildlife Conservation
Hi I’m a third-year student at UWE with a passion for all things nature. I love hiking, camping and reading in my spare time. As a wildlife student I love deepening my connection with nature and learning more about the beautiful world around us. I hope to help advocate for wildlife and people to coexist peacefully in any way I can, whether that is doing a campaign or just having a thoughtful conversation.
Adam Edwards (he/him)
Course: Financial Technology
Committee Role: Internal Outreach Officer
Hi, I’m a masters student studying Financial Technology, I also did my undergrad at UWE in Business and Management. After learning about the climate crisis independently, reading, and taking action to fight against it has become a significant portion of my life. I love playing pool and snooker on evenings / weekends and a good podcast.
Camille Løvgreen (she/her)
Committee Role: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Hi all! I would describe myself as a bit of a global traveller, having backpacked around Europe, Africa and South America. I have a great desire to understand cultural differences and explore new perspectives, while also seeing nature’s diversity in different countries. I enjoy cooking, learning and having eventful night-outs with friends.