Josie Brennan has volunteered for ENM and its projects since 2019, her professional skills and investment in the local environment having both impact and value.

Josie is deeply passionate about reducing plastic use and ensuring that our waterways have their mauri reclaimed. This has seen her naturally drawn to playing an active volunteer role in events linked to ENM’s Plastic Pollution Challenge (PPC) often with her children in tow. Most recently, she participated in our April-May PPC clean up events.

Josie also completed an in-depth comprehensive brand audit for ENM in 2021 that has given an incredible frame of reference for a rebrand in 2022.  Josie’s background is marketing, branding and communication and she used these skills in what has been a substantial contribution at a challenging time when she was suffering both injury and looking at transitions in her career. Josie enjoyed the experience, in particular the chance to connect with the different facets of our network of 62 member groups, and weave together these strands of conversation in her analysis.

Her incredible work made her an easy choice of nominee for the Volunteer Central Volunteer Recognition awards for 2022, which take place on 8th of June.