Pearl Costello

Pearl is a sustainability change-maker and is leading Cardiff’s Sustainable Food City programme through Food Cardiff. Pearl also sits on the Peas Please Project Board to support local place-based action through Veg Cities and facilitate and empower the people’s voice on veg.

Pearl previously led an ambitious and transformational sustainability programme at the Royal Agricultural University, winning multiple awards including the Guardian University Award for Sustainability Project in 2016. She also developed innovative engagement and behaviour change programmes with the National Union of Students.  She holds a First-Class BSc in Marine Biology and Social Ecology (specialising in animal behaviour) and a MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Design of Buildings (specialising in human behaviour). She is also a Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.