Based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, Corinne Cariad is passionate about local community-led projects and has a particular interest in food systems. At Transition Bro Gwaun, she championed surplus food and reduced food waste at the surplus food cafe, set up a community fridge and ran the Make a Meal of It project. Corinne has coordinated community renewable energy projects with Transition Bro Gwaun’s tidal energy project and Community Energy in Pembrokeshire’s Local Energy Action Force, with the aim of generating sustainable energy sources that benefit local people. She is currently involved in developing the Food Manifesto for Wales, which aims to draw together those interested in the food systems in Wales.
Corinne has worked in the catering industry, as a bookbinder, taught in schools, alternative educational settings and adult education, and managed an NGO. She is also a food activist and writer, event organiser and facilitator and is currently studying food and sustainability through Aberystwyth University’s BioInnovation Programme. Corinne first appreciated the power of the collective as a child in Woodcraft Folk, a movement in the UK for children and young people centred on friendship, peace, cooperation, equality and sustainability. She continues to value opportunities to discuss and explore ideas based on these ideals and to plan and deliver actions with others.