Who is who

Greenwire coaches

These are our volunteer coaches, here to help you on your Greenwire and Greenpeace journey. Please contact them if you need help getting involved, if you have a technical question or if you have any other questions about Greenwire or volunteering with Greenpeace. 


 

Simon Aust

Greenwire Coach

I always had a interest in the world around me, recognising it's beauty and fragility, but only reletively recently was inspired to action with my local group, Bournemouth and Poole. Joining like minded, caring, interested people has been some of the best experiences I've ever had. In a short space of time I've joined others campaigning at Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast raising awareness against fracking, on the streets with #notjusttuna, and two marches, of which the London climate march will be a day I'll never forget! I really felt a sense of pride and togetherness. 

As for my life outside of environmentalism, I enjoy photography, (actually I think this is relevent as it means taking the time to pay attention to the world) having travelled around the New Forest area and parts of Dorset. I volunteer with adults with learning disability which has been a great experience, seeing life from another perspective. Other hobbies include listening to varied genres of music but mostly rock, Deftones and Foo's baby! Also a ardent Tottenham Hotspur supporter. 

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Indira Mann

Greenwire Coach

I'm the Greenwire coach for Scotland and I'm also in my local Greenpeace group in Edinburgh. I joined the group a few years back and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Although I’d supported Greenpeace campaigns for many years through petitions, donations or letter writing, I wanted to get far more involved. And my local group helped me do just that. I’ve had Greenpeace training in street campaigning and non-violent direct action, which means I can take part in actions as well as other campaigning activities in Edinburgh and across the UK. In the last few years, I’ve helped to campaign to Save the Arctic, stop supermarkets selling unsustainable tuna and encourage Volkswagen to use greener technology in its cars. More recently, I helped deliver a strong message to Siemens about the devastating impact of building mega dams in the Amazon. Sign up to Greenwire and help us protect our amazing natural world.

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Richard Baxter

Greenwire Coach

After being an armchair supporter of Greenpeace for years I decided in 2009 that I needed to have a more hands on approach to protecting the environment that seemed to be under threat from a multitude of organisations as well as government.  I love being a member of Bristol East Greenpeace which comprises a great group of passionate and creative people.  I help out where I can with organising and attending events, chairing meetings and blogging on the group's Greenwire web page.  I also compile occasional video blogs which helps convey the fun we get out of promoting the various campaign messages.  I’ve been involved with Greenwire since its trial period, so I am really pleased to be a coach and I look forward to helping new and existing members make better use of the facility.

I work as a teacher of business and computers.  Other interests include local ‘green’ politics and promoting a fossil free Bristol, supporting a variety of Bristol-based festivals, music and visiting places of interest.

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Pauline Hall

Greenwire Coach

I started volunteering with Greenpeace to help protect the Arctic. I love campaigning and seeing the success of those campaigns. I volunteer with a great Group and with a dedicated bunch of people. I am a Greenwire Coach and try to pass on my enthusiasm with Greenpeace to new members.

I work full time, but my spare time is spent mountain walking and helping to conserve our beautiful Cumbrian lakes and fells.

 

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John Pettigrove

Greenwire Coach

I am a Londoner and proud to be one. I have lived here all my life.I am part of the lobbying network group and trained at Greenpeace some years ago.

I have used these skills to write to and meet politicians. I take part in current campaigns.I like reading,Cycling and Running. I am currently studying the Russian Language.

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Marina Gil Velasco

Greenwire Coach

I am an environmental specialist passionate about the protection and conservation of our natural resources and I am Spanish! I have more than 5 years of international working experience in different fields such us: Natural Protected Parks, Forestry & sustainability research, Environmental-farming education and Environmental management. 

And last but not least, I have been an environmental volunteer since I was 18. I have collaborated with local groups of Greenpeace (Seville, Sapin), WWF (Parma, Italy) and Legambiente (Ferrara, Italy).

I moved to London a year ago and love to give a hand to Greenpeace when I can in my local group and also now being a Community coach at Greenwire.

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Greenpeace Staff - Outreach Team

Do you have general questions about volunteering or about the involvement of volunteers in a particular campaign? If so, the Outreach Team staff below can help you.

Gemma Hoskins

Head of Outreach

I’m extremely excited to be working in the Outreach Team. As an environmental science graduate, I have supported Greenpeace from an early age. I manage the team and hope to be working with all of you to help develop our outreach programme and helping more and more people to become green and get involved in our campaigns.

I have a keen interest in volunteering; developing volunteer programmes in the UK and overseas with VSO and The Scout Association. Most recently I supported Amnesty local groups. As a born and bred Yorkshire lass, I enjoy getting out of London as well as tending to my (modest) Brixton garden, spattered with a big interest in music. 

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Ed FullerEd Fuller

Outreach Campaigner

After  various campaigning and volunteer roles I joined the Outreach team at Greenpeace looking after groups in the South West, Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland. I also manage the Greenspeaker programme - our awesome trained volunteers who present our work to community groups, school kids and businesses.

My involvement with Greenpeace started in 2013 when I joined the Richmond & Kingston group. Three months after that, I found myself leading the group and still do!

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Sebastian Seeney

Outreach Campaigner

I am the Outreach Campaigner for the South East of England.

I've been involved with Greenpeace for many years, coordinating networks in London (most recently the Shoreditch one) and other things. A few years ago worked with the festival team as volunteer coordinator. Before coming back to Greenpeace in a staff capacity, I worked at the Ramblers and Save the Children.

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Millie Anthony

Outreach Campaigner

Hi! My name is Millie and I'm the new outreach campaigner, supporting the Scottish, Yorkshire, North-West and North-East groups, taking over from Rachael for a year.

I'm Australian and have spent my time before I recently moved to London working with young people in Australia to build a movement for climate justice. I'm really excited to be working with you all to deliver exciting campaign actions, grow the strength of the groups and the network and have a HUGE impact!


Laura Burley

Political Lobbying and Local Media Network Co-ordinator