Caitlin first gained a passion for sustainability whilst studying Events Management with Arts and Entertainment at Sheffield Hallam University. During her final year she focused her dissertation on to what degree students were influenced by the sustainability policies and practices of music festivals. This inspired her to learn more about the industry by undertaking a three month internship at Positive Impact, which then turned into a part time position.
Within the organisation Caitlin’s key responsibilities were to research and create online education such as in-depth reports, newsletters and how to guides (which can be found on the website). During her time with Positive Impact Caitlin gained a solid knowledge of sustainability reporting standards ISO 20121 and GRI EOSS. In addition through she has a good understanding of how organisations can start implementing sustainability at their events, what challenges they may face and of best practice examples.
Now working full time in the education sector, Caitlin is passionate about engaging students with sustainability and continues to support Positive Impact through her role as an Ambassador, most recently delivering seminars to Event Management students at Huddersfield University.