Wednesday 02-12-2015 - 12:01
Odette Wills, Sustainability Project Officer (Wales) was highly commended in the Sustain Wales Awards last week. The awards were designed to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations working in Wales under the umbrella of sustainable development. The awards were organised by Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales
Odette was nominated in the ‘Young Sustainability Champion’ category for the work she has done with Students’ Unions throughout Wales. In her role, Odette acts as an Excellence Mentor supporting students and acting as a source of advice to deliver sustainability projects across Wales. The projects that Odette works across are always diverse. Last year she worked with Swansea on a sustainable transport project; this year she is working with Cardiff to be leaders within Wales on the run up to and throughout CoP21.
Her passion for the environment began when she was a student at Falmouth. She made a film about sustainable food and ran a campaign in Falmouth called ‘Fish Fight’ Odette was amazed by the way students were able to affect change when involved in a movement. Ever since she has worked with students and students’ unions working on projects that support sustainability in communities.