Originating from the Isle of Wight, a small British island the width of a standard marathon, I have had the fortune of growing up with the ocean as my back yard. Living on this beautiful rural island, I inevitably became aware of the need to preserve our environment and make a positive impact during my lifetime. 

After studying environmental science at college, I later went on to complete a degree in Anthropology at the University of Bristol, deciding that in order to tackle global issues caused by humans, a firm understanding of humans first and foremost was crucial. Witnessing first-hand the impact we have had on pristine environments around the world has left a lump in my throat, and as I sailed across the Atlantic on a small boat back in 2009, I couldn’t help but notice that the discarded debris floating past was just another reminder that humans have tainted even the remotest parts of this world.

Combining my love for the great outdoors, photography and writing, I want to enable everybody to feel impassioned, connected and responsible for the planet that we share. As the anthropologist Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Photography © Lily Donnelly