This part of the website is about the amazing people that the foundation has discovered, who are working to make their environment better.
One of the most valuable outcomes of the Earth Champions Quests is the creation of an ever-expanding Knowledge Pond. Earth Champion nominations from every country are being entered into this website for access by the world community.
— Fiona Mathews, CEO at Earth Champions Foundation
“It has been a challenge to get people engaged but once you get people to come and see what they can do, people get comfortable around each other and start asking questions” – Karina de Castro What is/was your project about? The Holy Trinity Church was built between 1829-1832 and ceased to be a […]
“I had a Zoology Degree, which is the study of the natural world, that was very interesting and allowed me to know a little bit of everything but unfortunately did not really set me up for a career in conservation. So volunteering has made gaining a career in conservation possible”. Claire Dinsdale What is your […]
“I couldn’t think of anything else to do. It’s a challenge that I want to get my head around and if you have no alternatives then you keep going. It’s absolutely something I believe in”. What is/was your project about? Most of my life ive been a pig farmer. Its always been quite a difficult […]
“Of course there have been times when I have thought I would give up – I think anyone who says otherwise isn’t telling the truth, (or they have such a thick skin they don’t really know what they’re doing). The motivators to keep going? You have to see the fun in it”. Matt Little What […]
“I have learned over the years that standing back to take a good long hard look can be really helpful. Whether that is undertaken on my own, or with a trusted critical friend. Equally I have learned it is important at times to simply walk away . . taking a break from my passion for […]
Bec has never thought to give up. She has to live frugally and misses a lot of parties! Bec reads the reviews from her last event if she needs a pick-me-up! What is/was your project about? Bec has a lot of projects but Honeywoods Camping is ‘pop-up’ camping in the woods – wild food/festival. It […]
“Happy City exists to demonstrate that being happier needn’t cost the earth. The world needs a new story: less ‘stuff for stuff’s sake’ and more ‘life for life’s sake’. A story that redefines what it means to prosper”. What is/was your project about? Happy City exists to demonstrate that being happier needn’t cost the earth. […]
“When I was 17 I hitchhiked around Brittany and met some German guys who had worked in Chile with some street kids. They gave me a new insight on the world. They had seen the yeyegue government overthrown by a military koo and had gone out to try and keep some of the social gains […]
“We should be living in a world where the most vulnerable and the most dependent are focused upon the most”, Adrian Snell. What is your job about? I’m a Music Therapist and Arts Therapy Consultant for Curriculum Development at Three Ways (special) School, which has students from 4-19 years old. Music therapy and the arts […]
“Think globally, act locally, develop personally” What is/was your project about? -City Farm based in Central Bristol -Set up in 1976, we have a 4.5 acre site. -Local residents lobbied the local council and it became designated to become a city farm. -There is a community centre which provides facilities and services to improve local […]
“I think there is hunger for change but we need to work hard and listen more to make things more diverse and open”, Emmelie Brownlee. What is your job about? The Schumacher Institute was founded primarily as a research organizations, the idea was for it to provide practical research around EF Schumacher’s ideas of social […]
“Just as plants need light to grow and metabolise, human beings need ‘love light’ to illuminate our spirits and souls so that our cells function properly. We say overall that the picture of health is measuring your life energy factor”. What is/was your project about? Working with the connections between state of body, mind, […]
“Principles of Pukka herbs based on ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda, which translates as “living wisely”. What is/was your project about? Mission is to demonstrate through the incredible power of plants and people, plants and and the interdependence of them all. What issues do you or did you address? ”what issues DON’T we address!” […]
“Everything is interconnected. We should take baby steps and try to calm things down. Communities will be a bit safer, people will engage more, it will stimulate opportunities for people to work together, there will be more empathy, more tolerance and more understanding. Communities will just be more friendly”, Claire Miller. What is your job […]
“We say a no is another step towards a yes. Its not a failure we are just edging towards another breakthrough. Lucy’s Dad Nigel is an inspiring role model. We say ‘What would Nigel do?’ we even have that up on the wall” What is/was your project about? Sharing info about what it takes to […]
“I do not take no as an answer but I am willing to compromise”, Martin Wiles. What is your job about? The University of Bristol runs as a business though we are a charity. We touch a lot of different areas but primarily my role is Sustainability. Sustainability covers energy, waste, water and transport as […]
“It has become increasingly clear to me that we need a particular field of caring about the Earth which is taught directly through food education”, Barny Haughton. What is your job about? The Square Food Foundation is a cookery school where we teach people from all walks of life to cook proper food. We deliver […]
“If you have good intentions and good people around you then you feel very empowered”, Jennie Reed. What is your job about? Alive is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of care home residents through meaningful activity which meets their intellectual, emotional and social needs. The majority of people that we work with […]
“I am very passionate about what I do and I do see how vital it is to see very different areas in terms of sustainability, resilience and environmental protection”, Jenny Foster. What is your job about? I am a Fairtrade Coordinator for Bristol in the South West. Fairttrade is about fair prices, protecting the […]
“The reason why I am doing my job is that I am making a difference”, Richard Pancost. What is your job about? I am the Director of the Cabot Institute. As a company we are all about climate change and procuring energy, water and sustainable food. We also care about ethics and inclusion but […]
‘There is a much better way of doing things, better for your heart and soul and spirit’,Phil Haughton What is your job about? I am the Managing Director of the Better Food Company. We have two organic shops and our aspiration is to build the Better Fairer Food Community for everybody so that is […]
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