Kirsty Hammond

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Just Transition Craftivism and FilmUnited Kingdom

Kirsty Hammond brings a unique perspective and deep-rooted commitment to driving positive change as a Climate Action Program Manager and passionate advocate for addressing the urgent issue of climate change. She has a background as a community development worker and youth worker, and has actively engaged with individuals and communities, empowering them to take charge of their sustainable future. In her current position, Kirsty works closely with volunteers and participants, supporting them in building skills and confidence as they embark on their climate journeys. She is particularly passionate about empowering young people, recognizing their potential as catalysts for change and future leaders in driving sustainability efforts. Grounded in the principles of equity, justice, and community engagement, her approach to climate action prioritizes inclusivity and equal opportunities for all individuals to access services and actively participate in shaping their communities. She firmly believes that sustainable change is achieved through collective efforts and partnerships.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Kirsty is known for her exceptional people skills. She excels at building rapport, inspiring others, and cultivating collaboration among stakeholders from various backgrounds. With unwavering dedication and a firm belief in the power of collective action, she is committed to driving meaningful change and building a future where sustainability, justice, and thriving communities go hand in hand.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Just Transition Craftivism and Film

Through the power of thematic art and captivating visual storytelling, the project aims to challenge the prevailing climate justice narrative. By amplifying the voices of Bristol's diverse and disadvantaged communities, the project will spark engaging and thought-provoking conversations that leads to positive change. The organizing team will curate captivating art installations that serve as platforms for underrepresented youth and marginalized communities to share their perspectives on the ten Just Transition principles. The talented videographer will capture the essence of the project in a compelling short video, further expanding its reach and impact.

"By actively engaging with hard-to-reach communities, leveraging my networks, and employing various promotional channels, we will ensure broad participation in the artist workshops. This inclusive approach will empower individuals to contribute their unique viewpoints on climate change and the pursuit of a just and sustainable future." - Kirsty Hammond

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Kirsty was a participant in the IVLP Project Climate Exchange: Adaptation & Justice, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

Her exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "By leveraging the resources and networks established during the IVLP trip, I aim to enhance the project's reach, leverage additional expertise, and maximize its impact."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Albuquerque, NM

"The IVLP experience further enriched my understanding of global climate issues and reinforced my determination to contribute to a sustainable future. As an IVLP alumna, I have gained invaluable connections and resources that I leverage in my role as a Climate Action Programme Manager, enabling me to make a greater impact." - Kirsty Hammond

Country: United Kingdom

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