Teo Greenstreet grows creative enterprises, sectors and projects through business development, facilitation and coaching. He specialises in identifying financial, creative and social value in how organisations respond to sustainability challenges. He has hands on leadership and change know how from over 30 years sector experience; as founder and leader of multi-million pound cultural businesses, as and currently as co-founder of consultancy nutgreen.co.uk and creative collaboration Case for Optimism. He has undertaken a range of commissions including with Artists Project Earth developing new approaches to fostering sustainability skills for leaders, with Tipping Point in developing new ways to identify sustainability value in infrastructure initiatives, and with CidaCo/Arts Council in promoting sustainability as a source of organisational resilience
He is working with Julies Bicycle in developing the framework of a Leadership for Sustainability guide for the cultural and creative sector.
Teo is a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme, Associate of Encounters- Arts, co-convenor What’s Next? Sheffield, Chair, Friends of Gilcrest Woods and Meadow. He has written on sustainability leadership for Business Leadership Review, NESTA, Clore leadership, and chapter contributions to books Playing for Time and Organisational Agility and Improvisation.
David Willans is a brand and communications specialist. He works with organisations on uncovering and articulating what they stand for, how they change the way they work and how they communicate to drive change.
He's worked at specialist sustainability agencies like Futerra, global advertising agencies like Ogilvy and independently. Helping brands like BUPA, Nike and Barclays and NGOs like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. He's been a D&AD judge, a member of UNEP's Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and spent a year studying for a Masters in Sustainable Development with Forum for the Future. On the side, he runs Being Dads (www.beingdads.com) exploring what it means to be a dad.
Charlotte is Founder, Producer and Curator of Human Nature. An artist and respected environmental and financial reform campaigner, she was curious to explore artists celebrating nature and speaking up on the environment. She began researching and writing about the concept of ‘environmental art’ as a movement in 2014. Then she started looking, properly. After many conversations, studio visits, street art tours and tip offs she started Human Nature.
With an eclectic, carefully curated mix of respected and talented artists, from street artists to sculptors, film makers, photographers and painters, Human Nature offers an inspirational selection of provocative and idea driven art that can transform our relationship with the natural world. Its show toured the UK in 2015, visiting Bristol and Leeds followed by it's 19 greek street collaboration 'The Art of Progress' in London.
Charlotte has merged her passion as an artist with a decade of experience in sustainable business and renewable energy communications having co-launched SolarAid, a charity that aims to replace kerosene lamps with solar alternatives in developing countries, championed solar power campaigning with Solarcentury, worked with ethical financial innovators Abundance and pushed for divestment as Campaign Director for Move Your Money’s divest!
She holds a BSc. in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol and has trained in Public Relations, journalism and documentary production. She specialises in communications strategy and campaigns, and now – environmental art.
Yasmine Ostendorf is a cultural policy researcher with over ten years of experience in the international cultural field. She researches, stimulates, connects and facilitates art, design and culture that positively contributes to society, with a focus on work that explores, questions and addresses our social and environmental responsibility. Seconded from Trans Artists to Julie’s Bicycle in 2012 she founded the Green Art Lab Alliance, a pan-European alliance for the cultural sector with over 20 partners, to enable knowledge exchange on environmental issues.
She is currently doing research on ‘Creative Responses to Sustainability’ across Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan), interviewing artists, curators, and cultural policymakers about their needs, wishes and challenges in engaging with environmental issues. The research outcomes are published per country by the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) and forms the basis for an Asian 'sister' of the Green Art Lab Alliance, launched in Taiwan at Bamboo Curtain Studio in December 2015. During her Asian research Yasmine is acting as international ambassador for Julie’s Bicycle, sharing the JB resources and exploring potential partnerships.
Yasmine also worked as Programme Director for Cape Farewell for two years, connecting artists and scientists to work with the topic of climate change.
Iphigenia Taxopoulou is the General Secretary of the European theatre network mitos21 (www.mitos21.com). She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, where she initiated and is supervising the organisation’s programme for sustainable cultural management.
She has served as Associate General Secretary of the International Association of Theatre Critics and as cultural advisor to the President of the Hellenic Parliament. She has collaborated with the Athens Festival, the National Theatre of Strasbourg, the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden, the Dimitria Arts Festival and the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, as artistic advisor and international projects manager. Between 1995 and 2009 she worked as a literary manager at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, where she was also director of the publishing department and of international relations.
She has edited books on theatre, cinema and the fine arts and has produced and presented arts programmes on the national radio. Currently, she is on the advisory board of the cultural review The Books’ Journal in Greece, where she writes regularly about theatre and cultural policy issues.
Susie Diamond is Founding Partner of Inkling LLP.
Inkling is a Building Physics consultancy working to help make buildings more comfortable and energy/carbon efficient (www.inklingllp.com). Our USP is about communication and we work hard to collaborate with our clients, listening to what they want to achieve within all the usual constraints of planning, legislation and budget.
Susie was shortlisted for the UKGBC Mel Starrs Rising Star of Sustainability award this year, and is vice chair of WiBSE (Women in Building Services Engineering). This is the second year that she has been a judge for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards.
Dr. Russell Layberry
Dr. Russell Layberry is the Chief Technical Officer and Founder of sMeasure and iMeasure, online energy management tools.
From working on greenland icesheets to vehicle fuel efficiency, Russell has been undertaking groundbreaking environmental research for over 20 years. His expertise in environmental physics and computation modelling means he can determine patterns and trends in large datasets to provide critical insights helping solve some of the world's most pressing environmental problems. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute.
His current research includes investigating the application of smart energy grids for optimising energy use and balancing renewable energy sources. He is also pioneering web-based environmental applications using micro-computers. He is an advocate of open data and the use of crowds to source the best fit solutions for environmental problems. He believes that the core of good energy management is good measurement and analytics. These are rarely done well in practice, which is what seeded the creation of online energy management solutions.
Christopher Johnson is co-founder and Director of Shambala Festival, an award winning UK festival known for its pioneering commitment to sustainability, and is a Director of Operations at Kambe Events, delivering events of up to 80,000 capacity. Chris is also co-founder and chair of the Powerful Thinking Campaign, a think-do tank tackling energy sustainability in the outdoor events sector, and was the lead author of the recently published Power Behind Festivals: A guide to sustainable power at outdoor events. Chris is Julie’s Bicycle’s Associate for Festivals and Events.
www.powerful–thinking.org.uk | www.shambalafestival.org | www.kambe-events.co.uk
Helen Heathfield trained as an environmental economist and has been applying it to buildings, energy, climate change and our behaviour ever since. She was Director of Energy and Environmental Management at Julie's Bicycle from 2008-2012, and is currently a freelance consultant and Julie’s Bicycle associate. Helen is passionate about transforming our relationship with ourselves and with our planet.
Jo Hunter is a freelance creative consultant, producer and artist working arts organisations in the UK and Canada on strategy, communications, planning, fundraising and organisational development.
She was formerly the Head of Strategic Development at Battersea Arts Centre