Dr Alix Dietzel In conversation with Dr Alix Dietzel, co-theme lead at the Cabot Institute Why did you choose to become a theme leader at Cabot Institute? It is important to me to have diverse voices within the Cabot Institute, which has typically been focused around the work of scientists. It has become increasingly clear that although the science around environmental change is definitive, policy makers are not taking radical enough action. Social scientists and those from the Arts faculty specialise in areas like justice, policy making, social change, creative engagement, and history of activism. These areas are critical for tackling environmental change – and it is my mission to ensure their voices are heard. I have already invited three more people from these disciplines onto the steering group. I am also keen to work with the city of Bristol - for the Cabot Institute to have a role to play in local environmental policy making, but also to elevate the voices of those most
Amanda Woodman-Hardy (third from left) with Cabot Institute volunteers In conversation with Amanda Woodman-Hardy, Communications and Engagement Officer at the Cabot Institute for the Environment. What is your role at Cabot Institute? Hi there! I'm responsible for all our communications and running our biggest events and public engagement activities. I’m in a job share with the lovely and wonderful Adele Hulin . How long have you been part of Cabot? I’ve been part of Cabot since the very beginning, 10 years ago! It’s been my baby for sure. I’ve watched the Institute grow, learn valuable lessons, and mature into a beautiful thing. I’d say we’re at the young adult stage now but thankfully past the awkward teenage stage where we were learning who we were and what our purpose was. Now we are moving forward with our awesome tagline - Many Minds, one mission – protecting our environment and identifying ways of living better with our changing planet. What is your background?