Social Impact Director; Exec Director of Low Carbon Hub CIC and IPS Limited
Saskya has over 25 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and has worked with a wide range of organisations, from entirely volunteer-run initiatives to national and global charities such as Comic Relief, UNICEF and Oxfam. During this time, Saskya has been involved in strategy development, fundraising, multi-agency collaborative projects and corporate social responsibility. She now works for the Low Carbon Hub, supporting the development of community-owned renewable energy across Oxfordshire. Her voluntary work included running Low Carbon West Oxford’s Low Carbon Living Programme – encouraging people to take practical action to make significant, sustained cuts to their carbon footprint. Saskya is a Director of Osney Lock Hydro Ltd. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraisers, holds a Natural Sciences degree, a certificate in voluntary sector management, and in 2011 studied Social Marketing at the Open University. Saskya lives in Oxford with her husband and two children.
- Welcome to Osney Island, the heart of Oxford and a community of a few hundred households ready to showcase their journey toward a sustainable net zero future. Embark on a virtual tour with us as we delve into the intricacies of the ‘grid edge’ – the point where electricity from the wider network connects to…
There’s only one Low Carbon Hub!Change is afoot at Low Carbon Hub. As many of our supporters know, we have had a somewhat complicated double legal structure. But over the past few months our staff and board, with support from our members, have been working to simplify things. Previously Low Carbon Hub had operated as two separate organisations working in…26 June 2023
Low Carbon Hub’s 10 Years in 10 NumbersFor over a decade, Low Carbon Hub has been at the heart of a growing partnership of people and organisations working together for a low carbon future. At this important milestone, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what has been achieved over these 10 years with the help of 10 numbers. 1.…10 November 2022
Save, Shift, Share –three strategies for a more secure energy futureAt the launch of the latest Climate Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said “Now it’s time to stop burning our planet and start investing in abundant renewable energy all around us.” The report is a stark reminder of the need to take urgent action…5 April 2022
Flexibility – the key to combatting future energy price shocks?With wholesale energy prices soaring, becoming more flexible about the way we use energy could be an increasingly powerful tool helping keep our fuel bills under control. The global surge in gas prices has left UK consumers particularly vulnerable, with over a third of our electricity provided by gas-fuelled power stations. Households and businesses face…27 October 2021
Putting fairness at the heart of a net zero energy systemIn our latest blog, our Social Impact Director Saskya Huggins makes the case that putting fairness at the heart of a net-zero energy system is not only the right thing to do, but is the most effective way to achieve the mass engagement we need to achieve our 2050 commitments. The UK Government published its…18 December 2020