Caro Overy is a musician and sustainability professional. She leads community choirs, facilitates community music projects and collaborates with other musicians as a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. In Caro’s environmental work, she builds on her professional background in Higher Education Sustainability, supporting cultural organisations and artists with practical responses to the climate emergency both in her role with Creative Carbon Scotland and with her current development project, Climate Friendly Culture.
Caro was selected as one of our Round 1 Connected Innovators and has now secured funding as a Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneur. Her Resident Entrepreneur project will focus on developing a plan for a tool to support creative practice in collaboration with Creative Carbon Scotland and InGenerator.
Caro Said: “This new tool will enable individual artists and a diverse range of cultural organisations to understand their environmental impact and utilise the unique influential capacity that we have in the cultural sector to contribute to the wider change our society needs to address the climate emergency. Further to my work on development project Climate Friendly Culture that was supported through the Connected Innovator programme, I’ll be building on initial concept sketches and carrying out user testing on visual prototypes for the tool, and aim to develop a plan for a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Alongside this funded support, I’m also a member of the current Creative Bridge cohort where I’m learning from guest speakers and my peers about digital product development.”