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CEnv Profile: Martin Parsons

CEnv Profile

Martin Parsons CEnv

Senior Engineering Specialist - Perkins Engines
Postgraduate Student - Anglia Ruskin University

Correct as of October 2018.

“Becoming a Chartered Environmentalist gives you access to the full range of benefits of the Society for the Environment and achieving CEnv status indicates that sustainable use of the environment is important to you and in your work.

When applying for CEnv, having a comprehensive log of my CPD activity was very helpful in demonstrating the required competencies, and I would recommend this for future applicants.”

Through his many years in engineering industry and agricultural engineering, and a background in farming, Martin is keenly aware that there is an urgent need to do more regarding sustainable land use. Martin’s key areas of interest are the protection of our remaining top soil, and restoration of degraded soils, through valuing soil biology, the associated soil fertility and the resulting biodiversity.

Martin became a CEnv as part of a plan to broaden his work from being focused mainly on internal combustion engines, to working more on a genuinely sustainable approach to how we live on planet Earth and do a better job of looking after our natural capital and biodiversity. As he strove to make sustainable use of natural capital more central to his work, becoming a Chartered Environmentalist complemented Martin’s existing Chartered Engineer and Fellow IAgrE qualifications. 

Overall, becoming a Chartered Environmentalist has helped Martin achieve his goal of establishing himself in new areas associated with sustainability in the truest definition of the term. After thirty-eight years working at Perkins Engines in areas such diesel engine design, performance development, and emission reduction systems, Martin is now studying for an MSc in Biological Conservation at Anglia Ruskin University, to support his interest in sustainable agriculture, living landscapes, and biodiversity.

Martin became a Chartered Environmentalist through membership of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)

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