Jodie Gillies – HR Director

1. On a scale of 1 to 5, how sustainable are you daily?

4 – I do the basics like recycle, try and remember to switch things off, carry reusable shopping bags and try to lift share where possible but I am also conscious that I probably do not lead the most sustainable lifestyle.

2. Give an example of the one thing you do to be sustainable

Probably as much affected by COVID as sustainability but I walked more which I have tried to keep up and also trying to be more organised with food shopping/buying. The limitations in COVID meant I got into the habit of being more organised and I think created less food waste.

3. Who is your sustainable ‘inspiration’?

Probably my Dad – he is verging on obsessive about recycling which can be irritating but is the right thing to do! He is good of thinking of ways to be creative and reuse/repurpose things.

4. What does the world need to become more sustainable right now?

I think we have started to get used to paper straws, but more often than not they come with a plastic cup!

5. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Perhaps something to do with my generation but I definitely viewed things as disposable, and I should have listened to my parents and been more conscious of energy use and wastage (I am sure I could apply that advice to a number of areas they tried to guide me on!).

6. Could you live ‘off grid’ for a whole year?

Yes.

7. What three sustainable items would you want on a desert island?

Reusable water bottle, biodegradable toothbrush and a sustainable soap bar!

8. If you could rid the world of one thing that is environmentally detrimental, what would it be?

Wrapping paper that cannot be recycled. I try and wrap gifts in recyclable paper and use paper ribbon etc.

9. What one step could each of us make right now to be more sustainable?

Switching things off – I am trying to get into the habit of switching things off at night that I won’t need until the next day, especially if I am going away for a night.

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