Pamela has been working to promote sustainable society actively since returning to a cherished ambition after a long career in the commercial world in 2007. She now works with community, public sector, and commercial organisations to help bring about change using values based methods.
A successful and experienced leader of projects, programmes, and departments, skilled in building relationships to create groups from disparate partners to deliver solutions and effect change. After receiving a Social Innovation Award from the Melting Pot in Edinburgh, and supported by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, set up The Surefoot Effect, CIC, to provide a hub for practitioners working with values-based change. Current work through Surefoot includes design and facilitation of workshops and action learning programmes, managing the Carbon Conversations programme, coaching and mentoring, and training of facilitators.
Shivali is a life-long environmentalist, involved in various conservation activities in the UK and abroad. Her working career has concentrated on tackling the outcomes of poverty and inequality in the fields of substance misuse, housing, homelessness and asylum seeking in the UK.
When studying for an MSc in Environmental Sustainability, and Shivali worked with The Surefoot Effect for for dissertation: adapting Carbon Conversations for low-income households. She is now working on a PhD to develop this idea further with low-income communities in Glasgow, using deliberative workshops to become healthier, greener and resilient.
Osbert Lancaster believes new approaches, rooted in a sense of creative connection with others and the rest of nature, are
essential for our communities, organisations and society to flourish. His training and advice supports people, groups and organisations to be more effective at promoting, supporting and bringing about change for good.
He draws on 20 years of working with inspiring thinkers and innovators in government agencies, community groups, businesses, universities and NGOs. Osbert is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh and was previously member of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, and WWF Scotland’s Advisory Council.
Anthony is passionate about working with the motivation, skills and creativity of individuals and communities to create the change they want to see. As a community development officer with Sanctuary Housing he supports groups to identify their needs, develop solutions and take practical action to achieve their goals. He is experienced in managing volunteers, developing and delivering training and youth mentoring amongst other things.
In 2012 Anthony attended a Common Cause Action Learning programme and was struck with how natural a values-based approach felt for him. Since then he’s enjoyed putting this approach into practice in his professional and personal life and reflecting upon the positive impact it has had – experience he is inspired to share with others.
Rebecca is a learning and development professional, MBA and FCIPD with expertise in facilitation, leadership development, employee engagement for sustainability, equality and diversity, women’s development, and personality profiling (MBTI and TMP) for leadership and team building. As a consultant her focus is on the education sector and civil society, especially organisations working to address poverty and the effects of climate change.
Recent work includes projects for Oxfordshire’s Low Carbon Hub, Low Carbon Oxford North, Oxfam GB, several universities and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Kerry’s interest lies in facilitating change. She has worked in a range of contexts to develop and deliver programmes which enable people to make change to their lives, community and environment. Over the last 15 years Kerry has developed a wide range of innovative programmes focussing on environmental engagement in the UK and New Zealand. Working for The Conservation Volunteers and the NZ Department of Conservation, she established local and national projects focussing on collaborative community environmental action, health, young people, outdoor learning and citizen science.
Kerry currently works for LGBT Youth Scotland, managing a range of programmes in SW Scotland which empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people to be embraced within the Scottish family at home, school and in communities. She works with external partners to ensure that the services they provide value, include and support all LGBT people.
Euri has worked in conservation projects in Swaziland, South Africa, Madagascar, the Czech Republic and Belgium. He is an experienced Carbon Conversations Facilitator and Trainer. Projects include work for the Energy and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh to set up a university-wide network of projects that reduced CO2 emissions by engaging with staff. He runs workshops about communication and behaviour change in relation to climate change. He has also attended several European conferences on social and environmental issues by invitation.
Euri is a graduate and alumni of the international educational organisation United World Colleges which is deeply committed to sustainability and a low-carbon future. The organisation was formerly sponsored by Nelson Mandela and has a presence in more than 140 countries, with an alumni network of more than 50,000 from 181 countries. Euri is fluent in Spanish and English and is conversant in French as well as Italian.
Liz has been working on sustainability and climate change education in the third sector since graduating in 2008. She currently works for New Caledonian Woodlands, a small Scottish charity working to enhance the natural environment, inspire positive environmental behaviour change and improve mental and physical well-being.
Liz has worked with businesses, schools, other charities and community groups to measure and reduce their carbon footprints and to deliver effective climate change communication.
Liz first became involved in Carbon Conversations in 2011 and has since facilitated around 5 groups. She is also a commercial Carbon Conversations facilitator. Liz lives in Perthshire and loves to be outside as much as possible. She co-owns a woodland, is a keen cyclist, walker and climber and is kept busy by her two year old son.
Jane has been working as a psychotherapist for over twenty years. She was formerly a teacher and educationalist, member of a radical theatre group and for a long period lived in a community aiming for sustainability. She is keen cyclist and tandem rider.
Tony practises as a psychotherapist, but has had a quite different earlier career as an engineer and research and development manager. He provides consultancy on technology and intellectual property. He continues a lifelong love affair with the Scottish Highlands and is a passionate on-and-off-road cyclist.