Vaitea Cowan

Vaitea Cowan

OrganisationEnapter RolesCo-founder and Head of Communications Company descriptionEnapter’s vision is to create a world where green hydrogen fuels the world through renewable energy sources and fossil fuels are no longer used. By 2050 the company aims to be...

Tessa Clarke

Tessa Clarke

OrganisationOlio RolesCo-Founder & CEOCompany descriptionTo prevent surplus food from going to waste, Olio, a food sharing app, connects neighbours and local businesses in order to share unwanted, edible food. The app is also used to prevent the waste of non-food...

Sophie Cowen

Sophie Cowen

OrganisationSwitchIt.green RolesFounder and Campaign Director Company descriptionSwitchIt.green is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in order to help people move their money out of institutions, including banks, that use their money to fund companies...

Sian Conway Wood

Sian Conway Wood

Organisation#Ethical Hour RolesFounder Company description Ethical Hour is the voice for the UK sustainability sector, and the company have created the first and the largest online sustainability community. There goal is to teach, train and advocate for climate...

Saasha Celestial-One

Saasha Celestial-One

OrganisationOlio RolesCo-Founder and COOCompany descriptionTo prevent surplus food from going to waste, Olio, a food sharing app, connects neighbours and local businesses in order to share unwanted, edible food. The app is also used to prevent the waste of non-food...

Juliet Davenport OBE

Juliet Davenport OBE

OrganisationGood Energy Group PLC RolesFounder and former CEO (stepped down in 2022) Company descriptionFounded in 1999, the company was one of the first 100% renewable energy suppliers in the UK. The company’s main aim is to encourage people to move to renewable...

Hilary Berg

Hilary Berg

RoleSustainability and CSR leader and Chartered PR Practitioner About HilaryHilary is a specialist advisor on social change communications. She has successfully developed and ran strategies, teams and campaigns around the world. Hilary has worked with major companies...

Eshita Kabra-Davies

Eshita Kabra-Davies

OrganisationBy Rotation RolesFounder and CEO Company descriptionBy Rotation is the world’s first social fashion rental app. The app and platform create a community of sharers that can rent and lend their designer fashions pieces with each other....

Dr. Rose M. Mutiso

Dr. Rose M. Mutiso

OrganisationMawazo Institute RolesCo-founder and CEO Company descriptionThe Mawazo Institute is an African organisation that is led by women to support women researchers in the early stages of their careers. These women will go on to work in exploring how to solve...

Dame Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood

OrganisationVivienne Westwood RolesFounder, fashion designer and activist Company descriptionVivienne Westwood is an independent global fashion company, whose fashion is often thought provoking, as the company values itself on being more than just its clothes....

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur

OrganisationEllen MacArthur Foundation RolesFounder and Chair of Trustees Company descriptionThe Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charity launched by Dame Ellen MacArthur in 2010. The aim of the charity is to accelerate the transition of businesses to a circular...

Amy Mount

Amy Mount

OrganisationGreener UK RolesAdviser to Greener UK, she previously ran the coalition Company descriptionGreener UK is made up of 12 of the UK’s major environmental organisations, and around 8 million public members. Greener UK’s aims are to make sure that environmental...

7 reasons to go car free

7 reasons to go car free

1. Less air pollutionUnless you are driving an electric vehicle, your car will be producing harmful gases that are damaging to the environment and are directly adding to the effects of climate change. One medium car running on petrol produces 192g of CO2e every...

Transparent solar panels

Transparent solar panels

In 2014, researchers at the Michigan State University began work to produce transparent solar panels that could be installed into buildings, including our homes, that will produce renewable energy and will also be used as windows. This innovative technology, if...

The importance of Food Banks

The importance of Food Banks

Food banks are becoming increasingly important as the UK is faced with the cost-of-living crisis and the energy crisis, due to rising costs. Households are struggling to make ends meet and as food prices rise many are struggling to feed themselves and their families....

Asda removes fruit and veg best before dates

Asda removes fruit and veg best before dates

Best before dates are only put on food as a guideline for when they will go bad, however they are only a guideline. Use by dates are different, as food that goes past these dates has the potential to make you very ill. British supermarket chain, Asda has removed the...

World EV Day

World EV Day

FairCharge, the UK’s campaign for Electric Vehicles (EVs), hopes to encourage the UK to harness the benefits that electric vehicles have environmentally, socially, and economically. FairCharge have stated that if you do not have a home charging point, you could be...

Second Hand September

Second Hand September

Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest charities, created Second Hand September which has run every September since 2019. The aim of the event is that those who wish to be involved only buy second hand for the whole month of September. ...only buy second hand for the whole...

Brisbane Airport to be Net Zero by 2025

Brisbane Airport to be Net Zero by 2025

The target for net zero at Brisbane Airport (BNE) was set to be in 2050, however on the 5th of August 2022, this target was moved forward by 25 years. Brisbane Airport hopes to be 100% renewable by 2025 Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), the airport’s operator, is...

Earth is spinning faster

Earth is spinning faster

On the 29th of June 2022, scientists calculated that the Earth had lost 1.59 milliseconds off the time it takes to rotate fully. On the 26th of July this occurred again with 1.5 milliseconds being lost. During 2020, it was recorded that the Earth had sped up its...

Climate Change and Lyme Disease

Climate Change and Lyme Disease

According to the NHS, Lyme disease is ‘a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks’. In most cases the disease can be treated through a course of antibiotics, though there are worse cases with longer term effects. It is also important to...

Meryl Fabrics

Meryl Fabrics

How important is it to Meryl Fabrics as a company to be sustainable? It is important for all businesses to monitor what they’re doing from a sustainability perspective. It’s slightly different for Meryl Fabrics, because we built the business around sustainability...

Green Spaces Dark Skies

Green Spaces Dark Skies

Across the UK, thousands of people will come together at 20 different locations, to become Lumenators. This is part of the Green Spaces Dark Skies event that encourages people to get into nature. Each attendee will be given a low impact light, that will help light the...

What is an Electric Vehicle?

What is an Electric Vehicle?

An electric vehicle also known as an EV, is a vehicle that is powered entirely or partially by electricity, instead of fully using a combustion engine, which runs on carbon emitting fossil fuels. Electric vehicles can be used to describe a car, van truck or bike that...

Scottish Power to create 1,000 new green jobs

Scottish Power to create 1,000 new green jobs

Within the next 12 months, Glaswegian energy company Scottish Power plans to create 1,000 new green jobs. The energy giant aims to build a new renewable pipeline that will open up numerous job opportunities in areas such as construction, training, trade and planning....

What is Earth Overshoot Day?

What is Earth Overshoot Day?

Each year has a day when we overshoot the amount of resources that can be regenerated by our planet in a year, this is known as Earth Overshoot Day. This year the date fell on the 28th of July. We are only halfway through the year, and we have already reached our...

Thousands evacuate as Sydney floods

Thousands evacuate as Sydney floods

In only four days, some parts of Sydney, Australia have witnessed eight months of rain, following the intense flash floods the east coast suffered in March 2022. Over 50,000 people have been affected by the heavy rainfall and floods, with over 100 evacuation orders...

Glastonbury’s huge rubbish problem

Glastonbury’s huge rubbish problem

Days after crowds cheered for Greta Thunberg’s speech regarding the future of our planet, the same festivalgoers have left the site under a pile of rubbish. On average the festival produces 2,000 tonnes of waste with a large proportion of that being left on the...

Benefits of solar panels

Benefits of solar panels

If you are considering purchasing solar panels to supply your home’s electricity, there are many benefits that come with this, these include: They can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 1 ton of carbon a year as solar energy is clean and renewable. As a green...