This month the Pure Planet Community spotlight falls on our very own Alex who’s just joined us in our marketing team.
Alex is looking after the Pure Planet blog as well as sorting out the pages on our website, and helping with our marketing campaigns in general too.
From Bath originally, we’re really happy to welcome Alex to our Pure Planet community. Here she tells us a little bit more about herself.
How long have you been at Pure Planet and why did you join?
I’ve been at Pure Planet for just under 3 months now — it’s flown. I joined for a couple of reasons. As our Content Creator I get to write every day, which is something I’ve always loved. And I’m glad to be able to work somewhere with a purpose. Pure Planet is doing something important, and I feel very lucky to be a part of that.
Where are you from, and where do you live now?
I’m a born and bred Bathonian, although I’ve lived elsewhere for 12 years now. At the moment I’m based in Bristol, but will actually be moving back to Bath in the next few months.
What do you love doing outside of work/with your free time?
Eating! Whether that be in a restaurant or at home, a considerable amount of my day is spent thinking about food. I’ve a lot to thank food for actually — it was my university food blog that ignited my passion for writing, and kick started my career.
What are you currently reading or watching?
I’m just about to start One August Night by Victoria Hislop — the story’s set in the Greek islands, which is my favourite place in the world. This book is probably the closest I’ll get to Greece this year unfortunately!
One thing nobody would ever guess from looking at you?
My age, apparently. I get asked for ID regularly, even for things like Christmas crackers and lottery tickets. I’m 31!
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Blueberry almond yoghurt with sliced banana, flax seed, a drizzle of honey and extra blueberries.
Apart from signing up for renewable energy, what’s your top tip for cutting carbon and saving money?
Start small. It can feel overwhelming to know where to begin, but simple, affordable changes (like walking instead of driving to the local shops, or swapping out your plastic toothbrush for an eco-friendly one) are more likely to stick. An estimated 200 million plastic toothbrushes end up in landfill each year in the UK — just imagine the impact if we all made the simple swap to a bamboo one instead!
The Community spotlight is a regular feature to find out a little bit more about who we are, what we like, and maybe what we don't like!
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And thanks again to Alex for taking part and being a good sport!