Welcome to Bristol’s three new Black & Green Ambassadors!
Ujima Radio and Bristol Green Capital Partnership are delighted to announce that Asia Yousif, Olivia Sweeney and Roy Kareem have been appointed as new Black & Green Ambassadors following an open recruitment process.
Starting this month, Asia, Olivia and Roy will be taking forward the work of previous Ambassadors in a year-long post to work between Bristol’s diverse communities, businesses, other organisations and individuals across Bristol on issues of environmental sustainability, environmental equality, diversity and inclusion. This is the first year of a three-year programme, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which aims to reduce inequalities and enable bold and inclusive action across the city towards a more sustainable Bristol, with an environmental community which is more representative of Bristol’s diverse communities.
Meet the Ambassadors
Asia Yousif: “I am passionate about inclusion and integration and have experience of working with communities to address health, environmental and social justice issues, including volunteering with charities to support refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol. I enjoy working with diverse people and see this project as an opportunity to make a positive change in great way”
Olivia Sweeney: “I believe in an inclusive, regenerative and distributive future, for all. As an engineer I am a problem solver and want to help build this new reality. I am passionate about better understanding the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and the environment. I see this project as an opportunity to explore and learn, getting to know and support my community through a uniquely trying time”
Roy Kareem: “I am passionate about sustainability and the role of nature connection in wellbeing. I have previously developed leadership and education programmes, most recently focussed on helping young people to find a path to careers in sustainability. I see my role as an Ambassador as an opportunity to provide a platform for diverse voices to shape emergent conversations around sustainability and the role of nature connection for each of us and our communities.”
We warmly welcome the new Ambassadors and look forward to working with them and helping them to settle into their roles.
Save the date and look out for further announcements about our programme launch event planned for early evening on Thursday 12 November 2020, which will provide an opportunity to meet the Ambassadors and learn more about the ambitious three year programme, as well as announcements about new supporters and the programmes new logo.
You can also tune in to hear from our new Ambassadors in the next Black & Green Radio show on Ujima Radio, hosted by former Ambassador Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, on 29 October 2020 10am – 12pm.