Meet the BEE Team - Amy Coulter
This month we meet Amy Coulter, Senior Advisor on the BEE Anglia project based in Suffolk and all round expert in the Carbon Charter.
What’s your favourite thing about BEE Anglia?
It’s great to be part of such an enthusiastic ‘BEE team’ and the wider Groundwork team based here in Suffolk. My favourite part of the job is getting out and about and getting to know local businesses and help them to become more sustainable. It’s always really rewarding to see a business achieve big savings and environmental efficiencies as a result of the support and advice that we have provided.
What did you do before working at BEE Anglia?
I’ve been employed in the sustainability sector throughout my career across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Before I came to work on the BEE Anglia programme I was working as a freelance environmental consultant and also running my own proofreading and editing business, alongside looking after my two kids. I’ve known about Groundwork for several years and I jumped at the chance to come and join the team.
What would you be doing if you weren’t at BEE Anglia?
Walking the dog and hanging out in my veg patch!
What’s your favourite place in the world?
That’s easy - I’ve travelled to lots of places in the world but I have to say that my favourite place is the East Suffolk coast (which is lucky because that’s where I live and work). You just can’t beat the flat, muddy creeks and estuaries and the cold brown water of the North Sea!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is buying garden plants that I just don’t need. I can’t help myself from stopping at roadside stalls and plant sales and coming away with far too many plants. Not that I feel that guilty about it though!
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
I seem to waste a large amount of time driving so I would really like to be able to have a superpower which would allow me to click my fingers and be at my chosen destination. Failing this, being able to just read a book, watch a film or have a snooze while driving would be good – so I’m looking forward to the launch of the first affordable (and non-polluting!) driverless cars.
Tell us something about you that we couldn’t guess
That’s a tricky one. I think I’d rather you just kept guessing!
Thanks Amy - head back next month to meet another member of the team.