Dr Helena Clements is Associate Medical Director and Climate Action Clinical Lead at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust. Helena has lived sustainably in an eco-house for over 20 years, and in the last 5 years, she has been driving climate action in her professional life. Here she shares how her NHS trust is tackling the issue in all areas, the wins and challenges.
Jess Strain is on a mission to deliver transparency within the fashion industry and is the founder of Ovrbloom, a fashion accessories brand. She explains how her passion for being creative and environmental values collided, leading her to build a product-based business mindful of people and the planet, demonstrated through the visibility of all aspects of the supply chain.
Jake Ainscough, a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster Environment Centre, and Ray Plummer, a homeowner from Birmingham, discuss their involvement in a climate citizen’s panel addressing how to achieve greener homes. They illuminate how presenting facts to everyday people with real-world experiences can deliver practical recommendations to inform policy.
Robbie Carnegie is a Senior Communications Officer at Moors for the Future Partnership, an organisation committed to restoring, researching and raising awareness of the Peak District and South Pennine Moors. Discover how they transform these severely degraded habitats and the numerous benefits to wildlife, people and places.
Enda Hayes is a Professor in Air Quality and Carbon Management at the University of the West of England. Enda explains what air pollutants are hazardous to human health and where they exceed set limits. His focus on the who and the why makes this invisible hazard more relatable to our everyday lives, providing hope for cleaner air.
George Jones is a wilder communities officer, and Ady Cox is a nature recovery advisor with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Here, they talk about the Derwent Connections project, aiming to create and connect woodlands and reduce flood risk through collaborative work with landowners and community organisations.
Jamie Bird is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Derby, and Lor Bird is a freelance artist. Together they share their experiences of addressing the realities of climate change through joining community groups and developing art therapy workshops.
In a gap year following her science A-levels, Sabaha Hussein took up an NCS Year of Service placement with the Woodland Trust. She shares her experiences at the Young People’s Forest at Mead in Derbyshire, where local people helped plant ~250,000 trees benefiting both people and the planet.
Sarah Bridle is a Professor of Food, Climate and Society at the University of York. Once an astrophysicist, she explains why she switched focus to food and climate change and shares her findings on the impacts of different foods and the associated factors involved, such as transportation, freezing and food waste.
Minna Alanko-Falola is the CEO and founder of Compost Works, a social enterprise facilitating community composting. Minna tells her story of building a business from her vision to divert food waste from the waste stream through composting, outlining its importance and successful implementation.