Amy Bray, who is studying marine biology at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, is founder of the charity Another Way, which empowers people to become more eco-friendly.
Amy set up the charity at the age of 16 in 2019, stemming from her passion for our planet and the oceans. After influencing her family to go plastic-free and to live more sustainably, she wanted to share their discoveries and the motivation to do this with the wider public.
Three years later, Another Way has two zero-waste shops, planted 12,000 trees, inspired over 4,000 people to make changes to live more sustainably and created numerous resources giving people advice on how to do so.
Amy is now a recipient of a Points of Light award, given to outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community.
“I am honoured to have been recognised by the Prime Minister for my work with Another Way alongside so many other individuals doing wonderful things for their communities,” said Amy.
“I am so grateful for the people who have supported me in creating Another Way; my friends and family and our fantastic trustees and volunteers.
“The people who have planted thousands of trees or climbed mountains in driving wind and rain, who have pledged not to fly on holiday, to give up single-use plastic or to eat more plant-based food: you are the heroes, you are the people who will save Planet Earth and you are the people who give me hope.”