I am a writer and sustainability advocate. I help individuals on their sustainability journeys by sharing my journey, I write to communicate complex environmental issues and make them accessible, and I help individuals to understand their place in the global ecosystem.
Alongside sustainability, I write about what interests me, from stationery to life in the Westcountry, with diversions to travel, cultural awareness, personal development, mindfulness, food and drink, dog ownership, and much more.
By day, I’m a project manager and civil engineer. I currently work on one of the UK’s largest flood risk management programmes. In my free time, I enjoy nature, dog walks, drawing, ale, good food in good company, rugby and martial arts.
I could write more, but the best way to learn about me is through my writing. I believe that writing reveals as much about the author as the topic, and I strive to be open, honest and personal with my content.
I wanted a user name that communicated my loves of travel, stationery, and learning and discovery.
In a hotel lobby in Mumbai, I read a letter in a travel magazine that espoused that travellers should be “lovers of the footnotes and the footpaths”. I loved this sentiment, but thought that (a) it sounded better the other way around (the footpaths and the footnotes), (b) “footpaths” captured my love of travel, (c) “footnotes” captured learning and discovery, and (d) if I combined elements of both it could sound sort of like “notepads”, thus capturing stationery.
I’m an editor and writer at Rethink Convenience, a Medium publication that believes individual action is the foundation on which we will achieve systemic change on behalf of the planet. Through this publication I aim to help individuals introduce small changes to their life and to understand how these contribute towards a greater good.
I have also written for Climate Conscious.
I’m passionate about the Circular Economy, and believe that systemic and widespread adoption of Circular Economy principles is critical if we are to meet our climate targets. I’m the chapter organiser for the Circular Economy Club in Exeter.
I curate the Sustainability Calendar, which aims to be the definitive resource for sustainability and environment holidays, events and days of action. I publish monthly previews of upcoming events in Rethink Convenience, the latest of which is April 2021.
Diversity & Inclusion
Now that I no longer fly, I use my appreciation for other cultures as substitute for global travel. I am active member of my company’s cultural diversity network, where I am the global communications chair.
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