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About Tamara Hunt

Tamara completed her BSc in Geography at the University of Chester (Chester College as it was then) and has an MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the University of Derby. Her sustainability career began working for a local environmental charity to promote energy efficiency to homeowners. She returned to the University as a Research Assistant working on projects funded by Defra and the Department of Energy and Climate Change to promote behaviour change and energy reduction in local communities, including Ashton Hayes and Blacon. Tamara was involved in running one of the first behaviour pledging initiatives as part of the University's Carbon Management Plan, which later transitioned to DoNation.

Tamara joined the Sustainability Unit in 2014 to measure progress on the Carbon Management Plan and embed sustainability in the curriculum through the Responsible Future's Programme. Now, she leads the growing sustainability team to implement the strategy across the University, working with professional services' and academic staff.  She is a co-organiser of the Chester Sustainability Forum and is connected with groups and organisations across Chester, which provides opportunities for students to influence and be involved in sustainability activities, beyond the university.

Tamara's key interest is to bring together people with a passion for ideas and creating change across disciplines. Tamara is keen to collaborate with staff across the University and in the wider community, to develop opportunities for students to engage with sustainability, both via their studies and extra curricula activities. Get in contact if you have an idea/project to explore. 

Away from the office Tamara can be found exploring coastal trails or planning trips away. Tamara's top tip is to explore the local independent businesses on your doorstep for sustainable food options, the indoor Chester Market has lots to offer!