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Team Interview: Abi O’Leary

June 17th, 2024

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Abi, I live by the sea in Devon, and love being in and on the sea all year round. I studied MSc Global Sustainability Solutions at Exeter University, and focussed on marine sustainability, ecosystem health around wildlife and biodiversity, and sustainable farming and food! I’ve previously worked with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust on a seabird conservation project, and with the Galapagos Conservation Trust on a plastic pollution and circular economy project. I currently work with a river action group assisting with river health information and campaigns!

What do you do with Another Way?

I am a Power of Ten campaign assistant, helping to find information and create resources for Power of Ten.

What do you most enjoy about working with Another Way?

The team is a lovely team to work with, everyone is enthusiastic about positive environmental change and it feels like we’re making a difference!

Which environmental topics are you most excited about?

I love everything to do with the marine environment, there is so much potential for carbon capture in seaweed, and large mammals… every blue whale can hold 33 tonnes of carbon! I have also been really excited about rewilding recently. I love the idea of reintroducing keystone species to the UK! But most of all, I think working with communities to help solve climate challenges is super exciting – communities have so much power for positive change.

What are some small steps you take to create a more sustainable lifestyle for yourself?

Where I can, I buy plastic free and local food, second hand clothes, and plastic free household products! I’ve also recently started reusing or mending a lot of things that I might throw away.

Leave us with a piece of positive news you’ve heard about this week!

The world is due to invest twice as much money into green technologies such as renewable energy this year than into the fossil fuel industry. It helps to see positive change on such a large scale!