Kanahaya Alam I have experience in working with disadvantaged groups, and a background in environmental science and documentary photography. I won the Powered by Nature award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2013 for designing a social media campaign to encourage young people to reduce their carbon footprint, and have facilitated a community-led movement through my previous role in local government; commissioning and supporting a parent-led group to deliver activities and engagement campaigns targeting other parents of children with special educational needs. I graduated from Queen Mary University of London in BSc Environmental Science, focusing my dissertation on monitoring land use and illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo using satellite images. Since completing my studies, I have been increasingly interested in the role of local communities in leading lasting and meaningful action to conserve and improve environmental wellbeing. My role at Hubbub focuses on coordinating the Community Fridge Network (CFN) initiative to address food waste and improve community cohesion. There are currently 50 members in the network across the UK and we aim to grow this to 100 by the end of 2020. In my spare time, I’m a freelance documentary and portrait photographer.