Diana deserves to be recognised as a Sustainability Champion for her individual efforts to promote environmental sustainability in her local area. Diana has grown up in what is classed as one of the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester and understands firsthand the lack of opportunities and community based activities.
Since a young age Diana has volunteered locally through her College and is passionate about sustainable living, which has influenced her choice to study for a BSc in Environmental Management.
During her first year, Diana has volunteered for the University’s Green Impact and Student Switch Off initiatives. However, rather than volunteer just with existing initiatives, she has developed, and obtained external funding for, her own initiative which she has delivered in her local area. The initiative, Be Keen Go Green, is designed especially to support the challenges in the community she lives and promote sustainable living.
1 This project has increased Diana’s confidence as well as people and leadership skills
2 The project has enabled Diana to get a good understanding of differing attitudes towards environmental issues
3 The project has given Diana practical experience of project management and of encouraging behaviour change.