Adult Advisory Board
Like many adult organisations have a youth advisory board, we have an adult advisory board. This is a group of individuals with great expertise or experience in campaigning, education, climate/energy and policy. They give us ideas, time and opinions but they don't make decisions - that is the job of our young volunteers!
Clare is a Civil Servant with experience in climate, environment and energy policy development. She was seconded to set-up the youth engagement strategy for COP26 which is now being delivered. She has also worked in local authorities and for Kew Gardens on a range of community and youth engagement projects.
Phil is a former teacher at Alec Reed Academy in Northolt and School 21 in Stratford, a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University (2020-2021) and also helped in organising the The Big Climate Teach-In.
Sue was born and educated in London. The ‘environment’ was unfortunately not incorporated into her education both at school and during her training to become an architect. She has lived and worked in London, Pakistan, Iraq and New Zealand for half her working life but she decided to stop flying and focus on learning a realistic understanding of our predicament as a species. Sue’s life now is centred on how we can make change happen.
Steve is a BAFTA award-winning TV director best known for The Graham Norton Show with over 30 years experience working on a wide range of TV genres. Last year he launched PictureZero.com telling humans climate change & climate justice stories. He’s the Chair of Directors UK, a BAFTA Albert Ambassador & environmental production consultant teaching sustainable activities in all aspects of programme-making, and non-executive director at Elstree Film Studios.
Jason is currently Head of Policy and Communications at an environmental professional membership body, where he is responsible for policy development and responses, advocacy, publications, website and wider communications generally. He has nearly 15 years experience in the environmental sector and is a Chartered Environmentalist.
Matt is the founder and director of Inspired Efficiency which advises organisations on how to reduce their energy and carbon. He runs the energy management for a large number of schools and advises the likes of DfE on how to reduce energy in their existing estate. Also a school governor, married to a secondary school teacher and father to a vegan, harp playing, paddle-boarding 15 year old climate activist!
Robbie currently leads schools and youth outreach at UK charity Hope for the Future, supporting young people and teachers in lobbying their elected representatives at both local and national levels of Government to take action on the climate emergency. He is also the digital comms officer at UK:100, providing support for their campaigns and the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sustainable Finance, for which they provide the secretariat.
Serene is a consultant in the Clean Energy sector and Secretariat for the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelors and Masters in Energy Engineering from the University of Leeds. She has spent a year as an Energy Analyst for Sainsbury's and another year as a Student Charity Director. In her free time, she is working on a project looking into electrifying Sub-Saharan Africa with renewable mini grids.
Bill is an emeritus professor of education at the University of Bath where he researched environmental education. He has been following attempts to get the Department for Education to take students' entitlement to learn about environmental issues seriously since the mid-1970s. He writes regularly about this at his blog.
Dr Jane Robb
Jane is currently Education Manager at Bromley Environmental Education Centre. Jane is also a qualified teacher of chemistry, geography and environmental science, and has over 7 years’ experience in science education. She is also from East Lothian (woo!), but has lived and worked in various countries over the past few years including being in charge of education for the European Geosciences Union based in Munich, completing her PhD on deforestation in Guatemala and (although for only just over a month) volunteered with The School Bus Project and Help Refugees in Calais. She is also a yoga teacher and just finished her term as elected secretary of the London Young Greens!
Clover is a climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature (the Gen Z launchpad empowering Gen Z to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of the climate crisis). I've worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, consulted within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and taught in classrooms across the UK. I am campaign strategist for #MyEcoResolution, serve as a trustee to Global Action Plan, and am on the advisory board of the National Community Lottery's Climate Action Fund.
Currently, I Chair the Continuing Professional Development Forum for the UK's Universities’ Council for Teacher Education. At Gloucestershire University I lead ‘A Rounder Sense of Purpose’ – an international research project on education for sustainable development (ESD). Formerly, I co-drafted the ESD Strategy at the UN Economic Commission for Europe where I serve as External Expert.
Anna is a policy and public affairs specialist, legislative lobbyist and campaigner with over fifteen years’ experience in organisations that include Liberty and the Association of School and College Leaders and a founder member of parent campaigning group Save Our Schools. She is also an experienced facilitator, trainer and public speaker and was formerly a family and human rights solicitor. She is currently working as a freelance consultant and studying an MSc in Climate Change, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex.