Karen Hewson

Hello, I’m Karen Hewson, and I’m just finishing my first OU module, DD101.  I’ve always been keen on environmental issues, right from childhood.  Whilst I’ve had a reasonably successful career with a mailing house, the turning point for me was reaching the magic age of 50 and taking part in a sponsored trek for WSPA.  The trek took us across the gorgeous Carpathian Mountains in Romania to a secluded sanctuary, where rescued brown bears now roam in comparative freedom.  This experience made me realise that I had to be involved in saving the world from increasing damage and destruction.

 A year later I enrolled on BA (Hons) Environmental Studies with the OU – how I wish I’d done it sooner!  Here I am now though, with the exciting opportunity to present my project about the problem with plastic bags.  As a dog walker I cover many miles on foot, and I’m truly shocked at the amount of litter I see everywhere, particularly plastic bags.

View Karen's presentation trailer.