–Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
“To see beyond what despair sees,
to move from the feeling toward the possibility,
calls for things we have in abundance: love, imagination,
and a willingness to simply tend the world as best we can,
without guarantee of success
Hi, I’m Eleanor, a Sustainability Education & Engagement Officer at Change Agents UK. My background was a steady dive into the sustainability world.
I studied BSc Environmental Science where I learnt the (as you’d expect) science behind the climate crisis but also recognised the cultural and social shifts we need, and that stand in the way, to real action. Since studying, I’ve worked on environmental projects in the UK, China and Canada and have spent a few years working in the Higher Education sector, working to embed sustainability into areas like curriculum, research, extra-curricular engagement, and of course measuring and reducing emissions.
I’m very much a values-driven person which is why I love working at Change Agents UK. Within this job I’m lucky to meet so many passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring people to connect with, learn from and collaborate with. To achieve a sustainable and equitable future I believe we don’t just need technology and infrastructure, but we need to approach it from a cultural and even spiritual lens. I’m fascinated by what drives people and really brings them joy (often low-carbon activities!) so approach sustainability fully from a people-focused, interconnected and co-creative direction. This means that a lot of my spare time is also taken up with community-focused projects and activities, cultural exploration and a fair few personality tests too!
We are all change agents, and we all have the power to act to achieve a low-carbon and sustainable future, especially together so I look forward to collaborating and sharing ideas with you.