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Birmingham

Rianne C. ten Veen

Adult audiences
Evenings

Reasonable distance by public transport

Islam & environment.

Long-term environmentalist; volunteer for the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences; Co-initiator of Midlands Islamic Network for the Environment.

e-mail:
riannetv@care2.com  

Gloucester

Simon Oliver

Any audience
Evenings

Worcester, M5 corridor down to Bristol, especially Gloucester-Cheltenham area

The overall problem, domestic policy, technical solutions, the science for the layman.

Former Chair of the Green Liberal Democrats and author of one successful national policy motion (to date) and two regional motions on fracking and energy policy (keep it in the ground).

BSc in Psychology.

email: simonoliver42@gmail.com
tel: 01452 865746 (evenings)

Hereford

Richard Priestley

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance

'Global Problems: Global Solutions'
(Climate Change, ocean acidification, loss of bio-diversity, hunger, poverty, migration etc).

'Goodbye Oil, Hello Sunshine'
(The transition from 'The Fossil Fuel Age' to 'The Solar Age').

Self employed sustainability advocate and blogger. Life-long environmentalist.

email: richardjpriestley@hotmail.com  
tel: 01432 358104

Leamington Spa

Janet Alty

Any audience
Day/evening

Warwick, Stratford, Coventry and surrounds

All aspects of renewable energy and how this might impact on climate change: Janet’s house is listed as a member of the Sustainable Energy Academy Old Home Superhome project, demonstrating how a Victorian house can be made more energy efficient.

Janet has lectured on various aspects of climate change and renewable energy solutions to local groups over many years. She has been associated with the Centre for Alternative Technology since 1976 and the Green Party since 1987.
 
A trustee of the "Public Interest Research Centre" (www.pirc.info) she works with the development of their projects across energy and climate change.


e-mail: janet@alty.net
tel: 01926 427773

Leamington Spa

Ian Davison

Any audience
Day/evening

Warwickshire Birmingham and Coventry area

Climate change science, steady-state economics, political action, and ways forward.

"Effective Action on Climate Change".

Ian has taught climate change to university students. He is a researcher at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. Green Party candidate for Warwick and Leamington.

e-mail: ian.davison@which.net
tel: 07776 157932

Walsall and Sandwell

Martin Normanton

Adult audiences, schools from age 13.
Day/evening

Reasonable distance from south Walsall

Climate change causes and effects, nationally and internationally.

Politics of responses to Climate Change.

What you personally can do to reduce CO2 emissions, especially in your home- save energy, save money AND save the Planet.

Noted locally for having dramatically improved the insulation and heating system of his 1903 solid–wall house, publicised as "Walsall Ecohouse". Long interest in energy efficiency, also geology.
Climate Change campaigner for Walsall FOE. 

e-mail: martin.normanton@tiscali.co.uk
tel:
01922 612625;  07896 141 927

Worcester

John Pooley

Audiences aged 16+
Day/evening

Worcester Kidderminster Tenbury area

Energy use and climate change.

Leading UK consultant on energy efficiency; experienced speaker at conferences. Chartered engineer and certified management consultant.

e-mail:
john@pooleyconsult.net
tel: 01299 896904; 07976 525419