STEMNET Ambassador Jo Carris developed a passion for sustainable technology during her undergraduate degree in Technology at the University of Birmingham. Jo started working for Laing O’Rourke as a sustainability advisor in 2006 and became qualified in assessing the environmental impact of building and civil engineering projects.
Jo worked with the Sustainability Team for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. She specialised in energy and waste minimisation, which aimed to help make the 2012 games the greenest in history. Her work involved the installation of one of the first-ever large scale wind turbines in an urban environment. Talking about her work, Jo said: “Being able to implement green initiatives on a project of this scale is hugely satisfying.”
Jo is pictured in front of a wind turbine at Coldham Wind Farm in Cambridgeshire.
Photograph by Richard Cannon and provided by STEMNET.
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