Russell joined Keep Scotland Beautiful in 2014. Since April 2018 he has held the role of Climate Change Officer, working with various organisations to support them in taking action on climate change. Prior to this Russell was responsible for the CCF Capacity Building Programme providing training, networking opportunities and resources to community organisations taking action on climate change. In 2016 he introduced accredited Carbon Literacy training for community organisations.
Prior to joining us Russell worked at Greener Kirkcaldy, delivering the CCF project ‘Kirkcaldy Goes Greener’ giving him experience in home energy awareness, community gardening, volunteer management and community engagement. He started working in community development with an internship at Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust and prior to this he taught English as a foreign language in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Russell holds a BSc in Geography and MSc (by Research) in Human Geography from the University of Edinburgh. He holds City and Guilds Qualifications in Home Energy Awareness and Home Renewables and ISO 14064 Lead GHG Verifier Course.
Outside of work Russell has volunteered as an energy advisor for Transition Edinburgh Pentlands and has run Carbon Conversations courses as a volunteer for Transition Edinburgh South. He served on the board of Transition Edinburgh South from 2014-2016.