Jo-Ann talks to Mrs. Sian Cuffy-Young has been involved in the environmental field for over twelve (12) years. She is no stranger to challenge as her experience stems from the waste and mining sectors – two fields many shy away from. She also has a wealth of experience in environmental management systems and education and has received training in behaviour change through the method of community-based social marketing with the University of Tennessee. She is a Colorado Certified Environmental Educator, Speaker and Principal Consultant of Siel Environmental Services Limited. One of her honoured accomplishments was when she was selected to be a Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellow placed at Cornell University, one of the United States’ top academic institutions.
Podcast Episode 24: Sian Cuffy-Young from Trinidad & Tobago. Environmentalism in the Caribbean. Building a Green Business in the Caribbean Region.
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- Environmental challenges faced in the Caribbean
- Shifting mindsets and changing behaviour around environmental issues in the Caribbean
- Why care about the environment, cliches and stereotypes
- Entrepreneurship and the environment
- Careers in the Environment and STEM/STEAM
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Sian has specialised in the areas of quarry land reclamation, community relations, policy development and environmental planning; a first for any fellow from the Caribbean. Her academic qualifications include a B Sc (Hons) degree Double major in Physics and Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Campus. She is driven by her passion and truly takes her journey of social entrepreneurship to heart. A sentence which truly puts her work in perspective is “Remember it is not always about doing things better but sometimes we simply need to do better things”. She now works with organisations to put environmental programmes and campaigns together focused on behaviour change and works with land developers as the bridge to acquiring the necessary environmental applications they would need from the Environmental Authority. She is from Trinidad and Tobago.