South East Greenspeaker – Tim Valentine
Tim is a Greenspeaker based in Canterbury and he is happy to deliver Greenpeace presentations across Kent. If you would like to contact Tim, to request he speaks at an upcoming event, then please complete the form below.
I’m Tim Valentine. I teach at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I specialise in Psychology and Law.
I became a Greenpeace supporter in 1985, when I heard the Rainbow Warrior had been sunk while campaigning against French nuclear weapons tests. In the late 80s I worked with local groups in Nottingham and Cambridge. Now I’m a member of the Canterbury Greenpeace Supporter Network. We’ve campaigned against a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent; to save the Indonesian rainforest which is a vital habitat for orang-utans; and to stop the oil industry drilling in the Arctic. When I’m not working or campaigning, 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 support Greenpeace because it works. Companies clean up their act when the environmental damage they cause is exposed to public scrutiny. A new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth would have been built if Greenpeace had not campaigned against it. Now unabated coal-fired power stations are not on the agenda. Just as important for me, is that Greenpeace research and promote solutions to the world’s pressing environmental challenges. One of the best examples is the development of ‘Greenfreeze’ technology. Greenspeakers amplify the effectiveness of our activists, because it enables more people to become engaged with campaigns to save the Arctic, preserve the forests and protect the oceans.