Jo – Sustainable Technology

Profile from STEMNET’s Leading Light series of a new generation of young people using their STEM skills to push the boundaries, and to make the world a better and more exciting place to live.

“Being able to implement green initiatives on a project of this scale is hugely satisfying.” – Jo Carris

Jo Carris studied Environmental Technology and works on the Sustainability Team for London 2012. She helped to ensure that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were the greenest in history by reducing the carbon emissions of the Olympic Park by 50%.  She also worked on the carbon footprint of the Brazil 2014 World Cup and is working on the sustainability of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Jo is pictured in front of a wind turbine at Coldham Wind Farm in Cambridgeshire.


Profile courtesy of STEMNET
Photography by Richard Cannon