Mary Lodwig

Promising that she will do her best is Brown Owl, LENs coordinator Mary Lodwig, who is working in the Landscape Innovation team…

The Basics

Name Mary Lodwig

Job title Program Coordinator

Practice area Landscape Innovation

Lives Stroud

Qualifications BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (University of Wales, Aberystwyth); MSc Environmental Policy & Management (University of Gloucestershire)

Welcome to 3Keel! How has your day been so far?

Pretty good, I’ve been learning how everything fits together and about the practice areas that I’m supporting, particularly LENS, and how those link together. I’ve come into the office today too and it’s been good to see my colleagues as well.

What have you started working on?

I’m going to be working on the Landscape Enterprise Networks (LENS) in the Landscape Innovation team. Specifically I’ll be supporting the consultants in the current and emerging LENS, and helping to develop systems and processes to support them going forward.

What are you looking forward to most about working for 3Keel?

It feels like it’s going really exciting to work on some new and innovative ways of effecting landscape change and I’m looking forward to that element of it.

Who or what inspired you to work in sustainability?

Being brought up by a MAFF scientist turned biology teacher and a biosolids consultant, in the middle of nowhere, meant that nature, wildlife and farming was part of my day to day life. So when I went to uni I chose routes and subjects that reflected that, and after a very diverse working background, that always led me back to working for organisations with a land, outdoors and farming basis, here I am!

When you’re not working, what do you like to do?

I have a young family which keeps me busy, as well as a lifelong volunteer involvement in Girlguiding, which involves running several groups for young people aged 5 and upwards, including organising events and activities to get young people outdoors more. And earn badges, of course. I also love making things, have an increasingly wild and untamed garden, and cycle anywhere I can by e-cargo bike.