We asked the key figures of the UK sustainability community on Twitter what their inspirations, sustainable life hacks and hopes are for 2019.
Here are their comments on our second question – who is your sustainable or environmental inspiration?
#sus100 my environmental inspiration will always be my parents who talked to us about climate in the 70s, always grew food, made clothes, and questioned consumer behaviour. Today I’m inspired by anyone who genuinely walks what they talk-so many talkers and not that many walkers!! https://t.co/qcQqKFb8jV
— Sara Venn (@Saralimback) January 15, 2019
— Lang Banks, WWF (@LangBanks) January 15, 2019
#AskTheSus100 #sus100 inspiration over recent months: @patagonia (responsible biz) @RobGMacfarlane (wildness thinking) @Living_Future (regenerative sust) @guardianeco (reporting) #IPCC (climate change report) #Naturefix #Wilding & all pushing a worldview sustainability … https://t.co/3JUdgg1tBX
— Martin Brown (@fairsnape) January 15, 2019
For me, it's the tireless grassroots community campaigners, fighting to stop bad stuff & start good stuff
Millions of them, around world, campaigning on local issues as part of global movement
Too often ignored by the sustainability elite, but without them we would be nowhere https://t.co/TGgbmM49Pa
— Craig Bennett (@CraigBennett3) January 17, 2019
— Will Nichols (@WillNicholsRisk) January 15, 2019
— Mike Barry (@planamikebarry) January 16, 2019
I read The Silent Spring as a schoolkid – focused on the DDT disaster that was killing bird life around the world through massive overuse of a chemical that damaged the structure of eggs – so Rachel Carson was my inspiration from very early days https://t.co/iha05Ay9i5
— cliffprior (@cliffprior) January 15, 2019
For me it's all the brave folk who start solar & other solutions-based enterprises, who endure deeply painful policy flip-flops – but still persevere! Amazing! In this too-wordy world, it's the dogged do-ers who inspire me. (& bravo Triodos for supporting them). https://t.co/rBifu5X1Gd
— Léonie Greene #FBPE (@LeonieGreene) January 17, 2019
I think @thebabblewagon duo on their SustainaBabble podcast are fantastic 🙌
They make complex issues relatable and understandable
— Jonny Casey (@JonnyPCasey) January 15, 2019
Someone who inspires us is @emilypenn Co-Founder and skipper @eXXpedition working on solving the #plasticpollution crisis in our oceans and highlighting the impact this has on our health too #nomoreEDCs #breastcancerawareness https://t.co/yKnMp2hujY
— Breast Cancer UK (@BreastCancer_UK) January 15, 2019
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