Sustainability

TLDR; I’m very passionate about sustainability. If you’re doing anything to address the SDGs, I’d be very happy to chat, brainstorm and/or support how I can.

My journey with sustainability

In 2009, living in Tokyo made me a recycling fiend. There were public trashcans, but not recycling bins, so it was the norm to bring recycling home. In the 4-5 storey apartment building that I lived in, we had 1 trashcan, and a whole recycling room. A plastic bottle’s label, cap, and actual bottle would go into 3 separate bins.

In 2017, I was introduced to Effective Altruism.

In March 2018, I stopped eating meat. Later that year, I started advising climate-action charity The Crowd.

Since moving to London in September 2018,

I’ve learned to forage blackberries, cherries, elderflowers, and wild garlic. I’m learning more about mushrooms, and am an incoming student at Schumacher College which specialises in ecology and social change.

I’ve worked with up-and-coming tech for good startups such as Goodsted, a digital platform for social entrepreneurs to get support from their community.

I’ve been advising Awe, an app to help regain your sense of awe and wonder through awe-enhanced moments in nature. I’m an active of their community as well as Sustainability Champions‘.

Purpose-driven UK tech companies are coming to the fore, with investment in tech companies addressing SDGs almost doubling in the last year, and growing over 9x since 2013. I’m passionate about tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges and driving momentum for positive change.