Our TOP TEN Sustainability Speakers for #PlasticFreeJuly
21st Jun 2021
Plastic Free July is a great opportunity for companies to reflect upon their environmental impact and how they can make their business more sustainable. Our Environment and Sustainability Speakers are able to offer personalised keynotes, for your employees and/or customers, sharing their expertise on the topic.
Below are just 10 of our expert speakers for (virtual) events this #PlasticFreeJuly –
Perhaps not best known as a ‘sustainability expert’, but British Broadcaster Ben Fogle is a great choice for ‘motivational speaker’ if you’re looking for a well-known voice to inspire environmental change.
Having fronted wildlife conservation programmes for over two decades, Ben has experienced first-hand the environmental effects of plastic pollution and climate change. Alongside athlete and adventurer James Cracknell OBE, Ben has rowed the Atlantic, crossed Antarctica, walked the Sahara and travelled the Empty Quarter on a camel.
Chris Hines was a Co-founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) from 1990 till 2000, which was regarded as “some of the Government’s most sophisticated environmental critics” by the BBC and “Britain’s coolest pressure group,” by the Independent.
Chris works in strategic planning, communications, leadership and embedding sustainability principles as part of a profitable business, and strongly believes that business can be a force for good in a challenging world.
Looking for a specialist in economical and ethical living? Broadcaster, journalist and author Lucy Siegle is a regular commentator on environmental concerns. Lucy has hosted events for Greenbuild, The Yorkshire Post, and Ben and Jerry’s. She is the co-founder of the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth – an initiative to get sustainable fashion at international events.
David Saddington has seen the impacts of climate change first-hand, from leading scientific expeditions to melting ice caps to working across Africa to build resilience to extreme weather. A keen environmentalist and climate change influencer, David has revolutionised government policy and sustainable business strategy.
He specialises in helping business ‘go green’ and is on the board of Nile Rodgers ‘We Are Family Foundation’ to support young entrepreneurs.
Natalie Fee is an award-winning environmental campaigner, author, speaker and founder of City to Sea, a non-profit organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.
She has been campaigning against single-use plastic since 2014, founded City to Sea back in 2015 and mostly spends her time connecting to nature, getting inspired by people who know how to fix the mess we’re in and then finding new ways to tell the stories that might just save us, and the magical world we live in, from climate breakdown.
Lynne is an incredibly passionate Interior Designer who specialises in sustainability through upcycling and using recycled materials. Lynne also runs a movement called ‘Warriors on Waste’ where she campaigns against the use of Single-Use Plastic and promotes the use of products made from recycled plastics and ocean waste in her designs.
Oliver Heath helped to establish the interior and architecture practice, Blustin Heath Design, with business partner Nikki Blustin in 1999 and in 2006, co-founded EcoCentric.co.uk, an online ethical retailer dedicated to interiors products reflecting Oliver’s own sustainable, eco style.
Having completed a full environmental refurbishment of his own home in Brighton, Oliver promotes the concepts of “practical and style led sustainability” at events nationwide, demonstrating principles of low energy living, reuse and ingenious recycling to all homes and businesses.
Speaking engagements include events for EcoBuild, Grand Designs Live, 100% Design, the Ideal Home Show, and the National Home Improvement Show. He also vets the Eco Trail at Clarion events Top Drawer and Pulses trade shows at Olympia.
With a background in restoration, Roddy has a passion for the positive social and environmental impacts design can have, especially within the home. Striving towards enhancing the circular economy, Roddy also works as a journalist and speaker focusing on what true sustainability really means today and how we can incorporate a ‘circular economy’ into the workplace environment.
Catherine Capon is a British Naturalist and Environmental Activist who is passionate about Responsible Ecotourism. Having always been bewitched by wildlife, Catherine studied ecology and zoology at Imperial College London and although fascinated by the theories, she yearned to see these exotic creatures in their environment. Her first wildlife expedition was to study bats in Honduras.
Today, Catherine considers herself an eco-adventurer and uses her platform to discuss how tourism and the environment can work hand-in-hand to enhance wildlife conversation and sustainability.
David is the BBC’s Science Editor, a post he has held since in 2012. He is acclaimed for his innovative reporting from the frontlines of global change. As the BBC’s on-screen climate specialist for the Live Earth concerts, and a regular public speaker and conference chair, he is hugely experienced and really enjoys connecting with an audience.
He has the ability to guide the corporate world through the challenging environmental and scientific issues facing business today and enables them to make positive changes to the way they operate in order to enhance economic and environmental effectiveness.
And if you’re not quite sure about the perfect sustainability speaker for your event, then our directors Jane and Steve will work closely with you to help you create a shortlist of options based on your brief and budget.
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