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There has never been a more exciting yet more challenging time to be alive, when even the smallest actions can have a huge impact on the world around us – for better or worse. Planet Pod brings you the stories and news behind the headlines from the people who are making positive things happen.
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Amanda has a lifelong passion for the planet having been an active member of conservation groups at school and University, she spent time as a volunteer at Friends of the Earth before moving into wider conservation fields and then back into sustainability with her consultancy Achill Management. For the last 25 years she has worked with organisations of all shapes and sizes across all sectors trying to help them be more sustainable operationally, financially, strategically and environmentally.
She believes that a sustainable future will only be possible it we take a pragmatic approach to things and get everyone to take steps however small, everyday forever. While time is running out together we can make great change – its never too late. Amanda is married to Peter who is a teacher and poet and has two grown up daughters who she is relying on to save the planet for the next generation.
Steve is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate of sustainability and of business being a power for good. As founder of The Planet MarkTM, which is delivered in partnership with the Eden Project, Steve helps organisations across the UK and internationally to make positive impacts on the environment and society. His work brings him into contact with people who are making tangible contributions across society and he witnesses first-hand the benefits of change. He helps share these uplifting stories through the media, events and through Planet Pod.
Steve trained as a civil engineer before producing a number of Guinness World Record events and launching and running his own marketing agency. In 2005 he launched dcarbon8, an award-winning carbon consultancy which was sold to Deloitte and since 2013 he has devoted his time to The Planet MarkTM and life with his family on a small-holding in East Sussex.
Jim is an ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer with engineering and technology in his veins (as well as a touch of salt!). He also has many years’ experience in the private, public and charitable sectors leading environmental and sustainability programmes. His career has included blue chip multinational corporates, the Environment Agency and Business in the Community (leading that charity’s environmental campaign on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales). Jim is now an independent sustainability consultant and works alongside Amanda as part of Achill Management.
As a keen bird watcher and artist, Jim is constantly bowled over by the beauty (and fragility) of the natural world and believes passionately that – appropriately applied – technology can play a significant role in protecting it for future generations.
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