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Jessica Symons

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Jessica Symons is a consultant on green and digital development.  Her expertise lies in service/product strategy –turning ideas into practical, realisable projects.  Most recently, she led the development of the Green Digital Charter toolkit, the interactive map of low carbon projects in Greater Manchester and EU proposals around open data and educational games.  Previously, she was active in making Chorlton green and fair trade, co-founded the thinkingwomen network (@thinkingwomenuk) and supported the development of 2 Big Lottery food projects.  She is also just finishing her PhD in social anthropology on the creative process and developing her passion for fictional storytelling.  She produces and co-hosts Bare Necessities, a family friendly community radio show on ALL FM looking at what’s essential in life to be happy and healthy in mind body and soul.