University of St Andrews

Geography graduate Charlotte Owen wins Most Enterprising Environmental Student

Friday 21 September 2012

Geography graduate Charlotte Owen, who spent the summer working for James Donaldson and Sons in Leven, was announced Most Enterprising Environmental Student 2011.

Charlotte spent eight weeks tracking the timber company’s energy use, and found ways to save 25% of the annual electricity bills amounting to £47,000 plus a reduction of 210 tonnes of carbon emissions. The project was arranged through the Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) and she fought off competition from Scotland’s brightest students and graduates to win the National Awards Ceremony held at, and hosted by, the Royal Society of Edinburgh.