Cecilia’s awakening in things environmental were sparked when she lived in Germany. Since then, she has incorporated sustainable living into her teaching at every possible opportunity. She began the successful Green Team when working at Ampleforth College. It made savings in energy, food waste and recycling costs.
Following many years teaching, primarily as a Spanish and French teacher, Cecilia decided to change direction in 2019. She thoroughly enjoyed expanding her knowledge in her studies during a MSc in Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Technology at the University of Reading.
She joined Acclaro in May 2021 to work on net-zero projects which deliver sustainability programmes to clients. She is fully signed up to working towards better stewardship of our planet. She has been a trustee for Westmill Sustainability Energy Trust (WeSET) where she oversees the education portfolio and is a guide. Based in Oxfordshire, there are 5 wind turbines with 22,000 solar panels beneath them.
In her spare time she has managed to explore over 50 countries, play tennis, sing, volunteer for the National Trust, play bridge and litter pick. At elections times, she is a Presiding Officer for West Oxfordshire. She is involved in SOLa, the Swindon link with Ocotal in Nicaragua; she delights in her local historical society, goes to the theatre and works at an auction house, when time permits.