Here at Great British Speakers, our Environmental and Sustainability Speakers are able to offer personalised keynotes to inspire your employees and/or audience, by sharing their expertise on the topic to help you create long-lasting eco-friendly changes, whether that’s within the workplace or your home. Each little sustainable step made will help to create a more environmentally friendly future.
Below are just 10 of our expert sustainability speakers for live (or virtual) sustainability events this year! –
Perhaps not best known as a ‘sustainability expert’, but British Broadcaster Ben Fogle is a fantastic choice if you’re looking to promote a sustainability event to an audience who may perhaps not know much about environmental issues.
As a popular presenter, Ben is often booked 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 on our planet and its devastating effects. 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. So if you’re looking for a speaker with an exciting story to tell and who will gently encourage audiences to make more sustainable choices, Ben is a great option!
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.
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 its 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.
Ex-Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq is hugely passionate about sustainability and has partnered with The Regenerators from BBC Bitesize to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Coming from Bangladesh, Konnie’s parents came with very little and were taught not to waste things – a sentiment that Konnie has grown up with and still lives by. She is interested in the footprint of the consumer product and has made steps to improve the items she has in her own home. She truly believes that environmental education needs to start with early-years children, and then it will be just like second nature to them as they get older.
David Saddington has seen the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution 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 businesses to ”go green” and is on the board of Nile Rodgers ‘We Are Family Foundation’ to support young entrepreneurs.
Lynne is an incredibly passionate Interior Designer who specialises in sustainability by reducing waste 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 interior 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.
Professor Bill McGuire is a highly respected geophysical academic, specialising in volcanology, climate change and natural disasters. He has been the Professor Emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London since 1997.
There are signs that human-induced climate change is encouraging the sleeping giant beneath our feet to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also am ore geologically dangerous one?Prof. Bill Maguire – Waking the Giant 2012.
In 2021, Maddie released her debut book Stuff: Eco-Stories of Everyday Stuff. The book is a collection of stories about everyday things and how they are made, used, reused and recycling. Maddie hopes that the book will ignite a passion for sustainability in both children and adults, and inspire us to think about the impact everyday objects are having to the planet. The book ended up in Amazon’s top 100 children’s books for recycling, top 6- in self-sufficiency and green living, and top 25 in children’s books on how things work.
David is the BBC’s Science Editor, a post he has held since 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 businesses today and enables them to make positive changes to the way they operate in order to enhance economic and environmental effectiveness.
Alternatively, why not hire a Nature and Conservation speaker such as Steve Backshall or Liz Bonnin whose interactive talks cover a variety of topics on wildlife conservation and environmental awareness. We also have naturalist and environmental activist Catherine Capon who is passionate about eco-tourism, plus many more which you can find here. Many of our wildlife conservation speakers have experience working with animals in their natural habitats, and through their own experiences can deliver fascinating keynotes and workshops to engage your audience, encourage teamwork, and raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our natural environment.
At Great British Speakers, we have so many more Environmental and Sustainability Speakers to offer than those just listed above. So, if you’re still on that search for the perfect speaker for your eco-conscious event, then do get in touch!
And if you’re not quite sure about the perfect sustainability speaker for your event, then our directors Jane Farnham and Steve Denison will work closely with you to help you create a shortlist of options based on your brief and budget.
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Awareness Days like Plastic Free July, World Earth Day and Earth Hour, all offer a great opportunity for companies to reflect upon their environmental impact and how they can make their business more sustainable.
Our Sustainability Speakers are able to offer personalised keynotes to inspire your employees and/or audience, by sharing their expertise on the topic to help you create long-lasting eco-friendly changes within the workplace, but each little sustainable step made will help to create a more environmentally friendly future.
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