"Reducing our footprint means consuming less as well as consuming smarter, but this is an opportunity to improve our quality of life"
Xana joined Best Foot Forward in 2007. Since then, she has calculated around 40 carbon and ecological footprints for clients including Ecover, Ofcom and WRAP. As a certified Carbon Trust analyst, she has been responsible for producing carbon labels for products including beer, filters and central heating system chemicals. Her areas of expertise are oil-based products and biomass materials.
She has a BSc in Environmental Studies from Florida International University, and an MSc in Coastal Zone Management from Bournemouth University. She previously worked as Environmental Health and Safety officer at the Spanish headquarters of an international automotive firm. She has spoken at ecological footprinting conferences in Spain and Italy, and has been interviewed in Daphnia, the national magazine for Spanish trade unionists.
Xana has completed training for providing CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certification services to clients and is an Associate member of the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).
She has worked on the following projects:
Xana likes to cycle to work and has achieved a top speed of 22 minutes for the 5 mile journey. She is a vegetarian except when tempted by Spanish chorizo (the pigs live in the forest anyway, it’s fine). She also enjoys scuba diving.
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"There's no getting around it, reducing our footprint often means consuming less. But it can also mean consuming smarter, and taking more time to do other things. We have a real opportunity: living within the earth's carrying capacity could also improve our quality of life."
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