South East Greenspeakers

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Anne Massey

Anne Massey

I am a semi-retired university lecturer and a mother of grown-up children and also a grandmother. I have been involved in various environmental campaigns over the years. Based in Brighton, I am proud to be a volunteer Greenspeaker.

I want a future where traffic pollution is drastically reduced and where new cleaner modes of transport are accepted (or old ones such as walking are re-discovered). I am keen to find ways to reduce use of plastics and their impact on the oceans. Contact me if you would like someone to talk to your students or community group.

Based in: Brighton
Topics of interest: Air pollution, plastics, oceans

 

Holly Berry

Holly Berry

I adore walking and roaming the British countryside and hate to see the way we often treat our planet. I have now decided that the only way to help it is to use my time to make the most impact possible. I fell in love with Greenpeace as they have an amazing track record of achievements and tackle the most vital issues in ways that have direct impact.

Greenspeaking is an excellent way to allow curious and environmentally conscious people talk to real and passionate volunteers, so that we can collect and plan for the longevity of our world’s environment.

Based in: Portsmouth
Topics of interest: Any

 

John Halladay

John Halladay

I first became aware of Greenpeace when the Rainbow Warrior was sunk in Auckland in 1985. I immediately became a supporter and, 10 years ago, started leading the Canterbury group.

I have campaigned with Greenpeace to protect our oceans and forests, to protect the Arctic and the Antarctic, to stop fracking and to prevent climate change. Greenpeace actions have taken me all over Europe and the UK and I have seen the inside of more than one police cell.

By being a Greenspeaker I hope to help people understand what is happening and demonstrate practical steps that everyone can take.

Based in: Canterbury and Bracknell
Topics of interest: Climate change

 

Julia Spragg

Julia Spragg – Oxfordshire

I’ve been involved with Greenpeace since 1989 and first participated in direct action in 1993 to oppose the expansion of the nuclear power industry. After working as a research scientist for 20 years I became a consultant and trainer working for voluntary sector organisations funding health, medicine and research.

As part of the Greenpeace group in Oxford, I had already spoken to many people in many contexts about Greenpeace and its campaigns, so becoming a Greenspeaker was a great way to tell others in Oxfordshire and adjacent counties about how Greenpeace works and why it’s an effective organisation.

Based in: Oxford
Topics of interest: Any

 

Linda Hermanspann

Linda Hermanspann

I’m a recruiter working for an international IT company. I first became aware of the work that Greenpeace does during their campaign to Save the Arctic in 2014, when volunteers and activist all over the globe came together and stopped drilling for oil on the shores of the Arctic.

In 2016 I started volunteering with our local Greenpeace group, which meant I got to speak to the public in Surrey about the great work Greenpeace does. By being a Greenspeaker I hope to help inform people of the threats to our only planet and inspire them to make changes that can have a big impact on the world.

Based in: Leatherhead
Topics of interest: Any

 

Pat Smith

Pat Smith

I’ve supported Greenpeace for many years; I bought a ‘Stop Acid Rain’ umbrella about 40 years ago which is still going strong! Since I retired I have time to cycle so I ditched my car – not literally – and now I cycle or use public transport.

I live in Dorking which has two very local areas threatened by oil drilling so I’m particularly interested in their campaigns against plastic and fracking. I used to teach English and Drama so I enjoy speaking in front of an audience (of all ages) especially when it’s about something I feel strongly about. I also like a difficult question or two!

Based in: Dorking
Topics of interest: Any

 

Summreen Sheikh

Summreen Sheikh

I’ve been supporting Greenpeace since a teenager, when i saw the anti-whaling protests, and have become more active recently. I work in sustainability/environmental management.

In my spare time I lead cycle rides for adults, teach children to cycle, and volunteer at a local social justice charity. I enjoy giving presentations and was inspired by a talk on the Arctic 30.

I would like to talk to a captive audience about GPs campaigns and inspire them to take action too. I am based in Berkshire and am particularly interested in the impact of waste and what we can do about it!

Based in: Reading
Topics of interest: Any

 

Tim Valentine

Tim Valentine

I became a Greenpeace supporter in 1985, when I heard the Rainbow Warrior had been sunk while on her way to campaign against French nuclear weapons tests. I’m an active member of the Canterbury group.

I enjoy sailing in the Thames estuary and watching the wildlife –especially the seals that lie on the sand banks at low tide. Greenpeace combines two passions of mine – protecting the natural environmental and messing about in boats! I’ve been a Greenspeaker for several years and have given talks to primary & secondary schools, university audiences, the WI and other community groups.

Based in: Faversham
Topics of interest: Climate change, renewable energy, air pollution

 

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