Paul Rose

Paul Rose is one of the world’s most experienced divers and polar experts, a regular presenter of BBC programmes on exploration, and Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society. For the past 30 years he has been helping scientists unlock global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. His new BBC documentary, Frank Wild: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero, has just aired on BBC ONE and BBC TWO. Paul is now using art to bring attention to sustainability challenges. www.paulrose.org

Jamie Catto

Jamie Catto is a former and founding member of the band Faithless. He left to form the double-Grammy nominated, global music and film project 1 Giant Leap. He blended sounds, images and ideas recorded across 5 continents, to explore the unity in diversity. Jamie also leads uniquely transformative workshops, which draw from the diverse wisdom, techniques and processes he encountered during his musical and philosophical voyages. www.jamiecatto.com

Ed Gillespie


Ed Gillespie is Co-Founder of Futerra Sustainability Communications and a flight-free round the world traveller. In 2007-8 Ed circumnavigated the globe without flying in a slow, low-carbon travel adventure using trains, buses, cargo ships and the occasional belligerent camel. He works internationally on ‘selling the sizzle’ of sustainability, inspiring change through powerful, compelling visions of a positive future. www.futerra.co.uk


Kate Rawles is senior lecturer in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria, environmental campaigner and outdoor philosopher.  She is author of The Carbon Cycle; crossing the Great Divide, chronicling her ride through the Rocky Mountains. Kate cycled 4553 miles from Texas to Alaska along the spine of the Rockies, exploring attitudes to climate change and searching for solutions in the belly of the oil beast.  Kate finds that crossing the great divide from here to sustainability is an adventure we’re all on, however unchosen. http://www.tworavenspress.com/TRP_The_Carbon_Cycle.html

Daniel Start


Daniel Start is a writer, facilitator and consultant specialising in environment, community and economic development. He is the author of a series of cult classic books on ‘wild swimming’ in the outdoors.  What could be more refreshing than slipping into the cool, clear waters of a secret lake? And what could be more exciting than plunging into a hidden waterfall? Daniel shows that adventures can be found not so far from home. http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/


Jem Bendell is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and founding Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria. In 2012 the World Economic Forum recognised him as a Young Global Leader for his pioneering work on innovative collaborations for sustainable development. His work has taken him to live and work in 8 countries on 5 continents. Alongside his academic career, Professor Bendell has worked for the United Nations and the World Wide Fund for Nature. His next book is called Healing Capitalism. http://www.jembendell.com

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