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Environmental Speakers

Environmental speakers, speakers on wildlife, conservation, our environment, and climate change.
The modern environmental movement could be said to have begun in 1962 with the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The book led directly to the banning of pesticides such as DDT and to the foundation of the US Environmental Protection Agency. In 1969 Friends of the Earth was founded in San Francisco in 1969. Two years later Greenpeace was created with a direct action agenda. Climate change [AGW] and plastics in the ocean are on the topical campaigning agenda of the twenty-first century but other issues have been important in the past. CFC gases created a hole in the ozone layer. The gases were phased out and damage to the ozone layer is now almost completely healed.
Activists and campaigners have scored some great victories but perhaps public awareness of our environment has often been the result of the popularity of television documentaries. Controversial presenters such as Chris Packham and the late David Bellamy brought challenges to the environment into viewers’ living rooms. And of course Sir Richard Attenbrough can be thanked for the public interest in the environment through the seven absolutely extraordinary BBC series of ‘Life’ documentaries. Speakers help business to understand the future of environmental action, climate emergency, and how business can meet its new environmental responsibilities.

 
 
 
 
 
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James Alexander

Co-founder of Zopa, the world's oldest peer-to-peer lending service and the largest company of its kind in Europe.... [more]

 
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Benedict Allen

Benedict Allen - one of Britain's leading adventurers - is particularly known for his television programmes - occasionally made with the help of a film crew but more typically without. He paved the way for the current generation of TV adventurers. ... [more]

 
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John Banham

Sir John Banham - former Director General of the CBI, Chairman of Kingfisher Group, National Power, NatWest Bank, Whitbread and Johnson Matthey Plc among others.... [more]

 
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Sumit Bose

Sumit Bose has an easy charm and friendly persona which make him a great choice for corporate events, especially for financial and medical audiences both in-person and virtual.... [more]

 
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John Buck

John Buck - former UK Ambassador and an experienced and capable facilitator between business and governments, particularly in the international oil & gas industry.... [more]

 
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Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk has won more international awards than any other British journalist. He has been a constant presence on our screens since 1973 and hosts of BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze and The Choice. He lectures on international issues and environmental m... [more]

 
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Hermione Cockburn

Hermione Cockburn is an earth scientist and extremely passionate about communicating her subject. She won the BBC Talent "Science on Screen" competition and co-presented What the Ancients Did for Us and Rough Science for BBC 2.... [more]

 
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Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank - author, broadcaster and professor, is a regular on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us.... [more]

 
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Ann Daniels

Ann Daniels - world record breaking polar explorer - is an inspiration to those who hear her speak. She has led expeditions in the most hostile environments on earth, literally to the very top and bottom of the world, where strong leadership and team... [more]

 
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Dwayne Fields

Dwayne Fields - adventurer and explorer, first young black Briton to walk to the North Pole helping young people connect with the natural world.... [more]

 
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Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University and Director of the Royal Institution. achieved a first class degree at St. Hil... [more]

 
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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls has a natural talent for inspirational speaking. His TV shows have brought him worldwide acclaim. As a motivational speaker, he has addressed corporations all around the world on his adventures on Everest and beyond.... [more]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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