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Sam lives by the words, ‘What you do makes a difference, and you decide what kind of difference you want to make’.
Sam’s passion is redesigning systems and sharing insights, tools and approaches for circular solutions. As a Sustainability Manager and Lead at 24 years old, Sam led multi-disciplinary teams from conception to delivery for a number of innovative, high-impact circular projects for Turners & Growers.
As an Environmental Strategist for Circularity, a circular design and innovation partner, Sam played an integral role in scaling impact across a variety of projects. This included supporting Countdown’s project to achieve zero food waste by 2025, increasing the reach of business capability programmes, and introducing measurement to Circularity’s work.
Sam takes any opportunity to share solutions, inspire change and create connections that deliver impact. She has participated in educational events such as Future Whenua and was invited to be a panellist at Agritech in the Orchards.
Sam has been a trustee of the Sustainable Coastlines board for four years and is now the Chairperson. Sam currently advises a start-up called Croptide and has mentored a start-up in Creative HQ’s Climate Accelerator programme, ArCubed.
Passionate about solutions, Sam recently shared the first 99 solutions of her 999 days of circular solutions newsletter series on Linkedin. This is a personal research project aimed to inspire people with potential solutions that help build a future where people, business and nature thrive.