Izzy Russell has grown up and lived in Chew Valley for 21 years. She loves dog walks and art, and is a passionate member and candidate of the green party – she is currently the co-chair of the Bristol under 30s green party.
She has always been an activist for global justice, but particularly in the local area; against the unsustainable airport expansion, for more accessible public transport.
She is a member of Compton Martin Parish Council, and is currently working full time as the student representative for housing, mental health and sustainability at the University of Bristol Students’ Union. Before this, Izzy studied Philosophy and Politics, with a focus on climate politics and justice.
At University she was involved with many groups which have transferrable skills – such as being president of their accommodation, equalities officer of sustainability society, president of the sexual assault survivors support group and secretary of the vegetarian society.
In Chew Valley School Izzy helped to set up the local Extinction Rebellion group. She has also recently set up the local ‘lift share’ group on Facebook, trying to reduce the amount of cars driving in and out of Bristol/ Bath every day.
She is excited and proud to be involved in the Green Party and local politics!